EDU 920 Learning Management Systems
Investigate the function, benefits and challenges of an LMS in today’s learning environment. Evaluate the best components to choose in building an online-supported course, and identify best practices in managing digital content, activities and collaboration using an LMS. Analyze the current shift in personal instructional practices and student engagement.
An LMS is a great tool for developing digital content for students and extending learning beyond a traditional classroom setting with a blended approach.
Does your school provide, or are you already using, a program that allows you to host your class in an online environment? In today’s educational landscape there are many popular Learning Management Systems (LMS). Whether you are using Edmodo, Schoology, My Big Campus, Moodle, Blackboard, D2L, or one of the many other options available, there are common best practices that improve the effectiveness for the student within any LMS. There will be in depth instruction that focuses on helping course participants apply best practices into their specific LMS and learning environment. We are also offering EDU 920: Learning Management Systems - Canvas Edition with a specific focus on Canvas.
Learning Management Systems is an appropriate course for teachers at any skill level. The novice user will experience patient, step-by-step instruction with ample time to practice. Intermediate and advanced users will be provided with targeted, personalized instruction and will focus on additional topics as dictated by their interests, abilities, and the course content.
*Participants in this course will have several mandatory, synchronous, video conference sessions. The dates and times are listed on each course registration page.
See what other educators are saying about this course
I feel this course was valuable in instructing me how to utilize an LMS, how to create content and how to present.H.W., Special Education Teacher
I loved the timeliness of this course. It was great that just as we were moving along to Schoology, this course became available. Being able to work through and learn what I was directly doing at school was extremely helpful!T.P., Math Teacher
I accomplished so much more than I thought I would be able to! I started with absolutely zero experience, very limited knowledge with what Moodle even was, and a very doubtful attitude that I would be able to accomplish the course goals. I am very excited about my progress!C.H., Special Education Teacher
The course was extremely helpful. I have gained more ideas on how to utilize my moodle and how to include my LMS into the classroom. With the gained confidence, I am very excited to where my moodle will take my students inside and outside of the classroom.A.F., Math Teacher
This course provided a lot of information on learning management systems and how they can be used in the classroom.T.P., Science Teacher
This course was well taught, with very applicable activities that I could use in my own classroom.S.L., Science Teacher
I thought this was a great course and I am glad that I took it.K.R., Language Arts Teacher
It was the most meaningful course I have taken in quite a long time. It was relevant and useful.A.S., Language Arts Teacher
The topics covered were appropriate for any teacher. I loved that I was able to make/take things and use it in my classroom immediately. I was also educated on some basic techie stuff that I did not know about.L.L., Elementary Teacher
This was a wonderful course that helped me to think about ways in which I can plan digital lessons and the tools available in the creation of them.M.R., Elementary Teacher
This course gave great insight into the use of Learning Management Systems and how they can be utilized to improve education in our changing educational environment.A.C., Science Teacher
I learned a great deal of material and I was really pleased to have the time to work at my own pace to create what I needed.L.B., World Languages Teacher
This was one of my favorite courses taken thus far!!e.s., Special Education Teacher
Course was very relevant, instructor was professional and very informed, time was given to implement new concepts into my classroom lessonsJ.J., Language Arts Teacher
This course was a great course for anyone who is a beginner on an LMS.B.P., Language Arts Teacher