When teaching any course, in-person or online, it is important that students are able to track their learning progress in the course. Online learning platforms and learning management systems often provide tools to help enter feedback and grades which students and instructors can use to monitor their progress.
- [Voiceover] Another important thing to consider…when designing your online course is…to ensure that your students have a way to…track their progress in the course.…Right now, I'm in the Schoology learning management system,…and as you can see, there is a grade book.…Most learning management systems will have a…grade book built into them.…And most of them look very similar.…They do differ a little bit in the features…and functions that they come with.…Here in this course, Madeline Charles is the only…student who has joined,…and they were automatically populated into the grade book.…So that's a nice feature.…
On the left-hand side, I can click Grade Setup,…and I can customize my grade book…by changing the categories,…deciding if I want to weight the categories,…changing the grading periods,…deciding whether I want there to be…numeric or letter grades,…whether I want to round period and final grades,…and some other customizations.…Here is the Moodle learning management system.…And Moodle allows you to customize a lot.…
Staff author Oliver Schinkten draws the connections between high-quality instruction and online education. He provides a framework for creating a digital classroom—with or without a learning management system—and guidance to get students interacting with the course material, the instructor, and each other. Collaboration is the key to making the learning experience more dynamic. Oliver also shows how to incorporate digital resources and the latest ed tech into your classroom, and make sure the lessons are accessible to students of all ability levels.
- What is online education?
- Why does online education succeed?
- Understanding learning management systems
- Incorporating technology in the classroom
- Setting guidelines and expectations about online courses
- Writing learning outcomes and learning objectives
- Sharing and curating files and resources
- Tracking student progress
- Engaging students
- Fostering communication
- Providing feedback
- Making learning accessible to students with disabilities