One of the most important factors in determining the success of your online class, will be the platform which you deliver it on. Using a Learning Management System will help to organize your course and make your life much easier. The majority of online courses are managed on a Learning Management System such as Canvas, Moodle, Blackboard, or Schoology. Discover more about the instructor and student benefits of using a learning management system.
- [Voiceover] One of the most important factors…in determining the success of your online course…will be the platform which you deliver it on.…It's possible to create a course…and share course resources, assignments,…updates, feedback and more…without using a specific learning platform,…but I don't recommend this.…Using a Learning Management System…will help to organize your course…and make your life much easier.…The majority of online courses…are managed on learning management systems,…such as Canvas, Moodle, Blackboard or Schoology.…Before we get started, let's take a look…at what a learning management system…or LMS is.…
Learning management systems are online platforms…where teachers and students can collaborate…in order to improve student achievement.…They allow instructors to create…an online course.…They allow you to add assignments…and resources that students can access…from anywhere they have an internet connection…and a device.…Students can submit assignments on these platforms…while instructors can grade them…
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