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 the following courses with a focus on a specific learning management system
- EDU 920: Learning Management Systems - Canvas Edition
- EDU 920: Learning Management Systems - Schoology Edition
- EDU 920: Learning Management Systems - Google Classroom Edition
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
This course was extremely helpful because it addressed exactly what we are doing in our classrooms and how we can improve our resources and techniques!S.K., World Languages Teacher
For someone totally new to LMS, this class was very helpful!J.K., Special Education Teacher
I plan to more effectively implement the use of an LMS in my classroom.A.C., Science Teacher
The video Zoom classes were the most valuable aspect because everyone had the ability to discuss and share best practices and learn from all classmates instead of just writing about one for the instructor.G.K., Social Studies Teacher
I really like this course. I liked how you were given time to work on developing your LMS. I feel my LMS is now a much better learning environment for my students.E.P., Science Teacher
I loved that Robin made this course relatable to all types of classroom teachers, not just one specific area.e.s., Special Education 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 course was great for me. Having a certain level of confidence in using technology helped get me started and Kathy was able to differentiate seamlessly within our cohort. This provided a truly purposeful experience. I loved it. The entire experience was top notch.l.w.
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
Very practical and helpful for the actual school requirements.A.C., Special Education Teacher
I highly valued this course. I made for great dialog with colleagues, and an excellent opportunity to plan new lesson that incorporated the eManagement systems were learned. The course structure of meeting once a week really facilitated this.R.L., Science Teacher
I really enjoyed this course. The best part of of taking the LMS course is that I can take what we do and apply it directly to my classes. This certainly cannot be said for all courses that I have taken.B.C., World Languages Teacher
It was very helpful to take the class as my district is moving toward having an LMS expectation for daily use every dayE.W., Social Studies Teacher
Everything that was covered in this course is relevant to the courses that I teach and can be applied to increase rigor and engagement.C.S.
I have really enjoyed this course, and learned a lot. It has been very useful in my classroom and I have had a great time implementing it.K.S.