How school admins use the LMS to achieve their goals

Neo LMS

The school’s learning management system (LMS) is an indispensable tool for blended learning, personalized learning, and instruction in general. Choosing an LMS that works for your school is overwhelming enough as it is. Plus, an LMS reduces the need for face to face training.

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Proving LMS ROI: Is an LMS a worthy investment?

Neo LMS

To some extent, an LMS is the most important part of the technological side of education today. Undoubtedly, an LMS can help educational institutions achieve their academic plans, cut costs, and even improve profit. Why is it so hard to prove the ROI of an LMS?

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How To Effectively Use Educational Assessment Tools

ViewSonic Education

Quick Take: Overview of educational assessment tools focusing on Summative assessment and Formative assessment. A comparison of summative assessment and formative assessment. The main components of being an educator are preparation, teaching, and assessment.

5 Secrets that could unlock your school’s LMS

Neo LMS

LMS (Learning Management System) integration is naturally an important topic here at NEO, and we have blogged a number of times previously about the key steps to take in successfully integrating an LMS into your school or district. 5 Secrets that could unlock your school’s LMS.

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Need an LMS next year? Here are three to consider

Ask a Tech Teacher

An LMS — Learning Management System — is a digital tool that tracks a wide variety of student-teacher interactions such as homework, grading, sharing of resources, parent communication, assessments, and more. The term ‘LMS’ is often conflated with ‘SMS’ (student management system) and ‘CMS’ (course management system) because their purposes and tools are so similar. There is no report card integration.

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8 Reasons to choose a cloud-based LMS for your school

Neo LMS

Each LMS vendor has a unique selling offer, and your educational institutions has a unique set of needs. 8 Reasons to choose a cloud-based LMS for your school. Here are a number of reasons to opt for a cloud-based LMS for your school: Minimal initial costs.

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New Ownership for an LMS Giant: Private Equity Firm to Buy Instructure for $2 Billion

Edsurge

when it comes to the LMS software that serves as the virtual classroom, online gradebook and other functions used in just about every college course these days. That also means separating the underlying software code of Bridge from that of the Canvas LMS.

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PowerSchool to Acquire Schoology, Pairing Major K-12 LMS and SIS Providers

Edsurge

Through these deals, the company has expanded its product suite beyond its original K-12 student information system offering to assessment, enrollment, special education and talent management services. K-12 LMS market share in U.S.

What schools should know before launching an LMS [INFOGRAPHIC]

Neo LMS

As any LMS project manager knows, preparation is everything. After all, schools want to get the full value of their investment in an LMS. To make things go as smoothly as possible, here are some steps to take before launching an LMS for your school or university: 1.

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Quiz building software – A platform to create exclusive Quizzes for your students

Think Exam

Online quiz tool is a remarkable medium to assess the candidate’s aptitude. The flexibility that the online assessment software provides ranges from quick test assessment to report generation within a matter of time.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download.

How an LMS Can Solve Professional Learning's Challenges—and Keep Master Teachers Engaged

Edsurge

The idea of using a learning management system (LMS) to deliver professional learning and development to K-12 educators is not new—but it’s not quite mainstream, either. Face-to-face is still the ascendant modality, but LMS-for-PD is gaining serious traction, thanks to the efforts of educational IT innovators like Ken Dirkin. The organization has been providing LMS-based professional learning for the state’s educators since 2004. “We

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How the LMS Market Can Transform Teaching and Learning to Benefit All Stakeholders

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

According to a report submitted to the 2025 Global Analysis and Forecasts at the start of this year, the Learning Management System (LMS) Market is expected to grow in the US from $5.05

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Ontario district implements cloud-based LMS Edsby

eSchool News

The district of 34,000 students and 3,450 staff wanted a solution that tied in tightly with the board’s existing IT systems and that supported its approach to assessment and reporting for all teachers and students uniformly in the district.

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3 LMS adoptions that go way beyond the basics

eSchool News

Today’s LMS is a bit of an upgrade, with new features and design elements frequently drawn from the social networking sites students love so much. For most, the LMS is rarely so different. We felt that there really wasn’t an LMS that worked with our academic model,” said Mote.

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itslearning, Gooru enhance LMS platform with open content

eSchool News

LMS provider itslearning and Gooru , a nonprofit organization which provides a free online learning navigator for educators of the same name, announced a strategic partnership to enhance itslearning’s platform with open educator-curated content and successful practices for personalized learning.

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Schoology launches Assessment Management Platform

eSchool News

Schoology Assessment Management Platform, or AMP, integrates learning management and assessment in one system, bringing together student learning experiences with comprehensive assessment and actionable reporting. Align assessments to standards and in turn, to curriculum.

4 Great Alternatives to Google Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

This includes typical LMS (Learning Management Systems) functions like homework, classwork, schedules, quizzes, resources, and gradebooks so stakeholders–teachers and students–can access them from any location and any digital device. More on LMSs: Need an LMS next year?

2 Free Webcasts from Turnitin

Ask a Tech Teacher

Tuesday, October 10 , at 12:00 pm Pacific ( 3:00 pm Eastern)When students arrange for others to complete their academic work for them, they undermine the very purpose of the academic assessment and defraud the public with credentials that don’t represent their knowledge and abilities.

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New to Competency-Based Learning? Here're Five Ways to Assess It

Edsurge

When a competency-based approach to assessment is in place, students must show what they know as well as what they can do. According to a 2016 report by iNACOL, 36 states are currently investigating policy surrounding competency-based education. And as interest in this approach to teaching and learning increases, so does the need for assessments to support it. Below are five ways to approach competency-based learning assessment.

These edtech tools are perfect for hastle-free assessments

eSchool News

Assessments are, to put it mildly, a disproportionately huge commitment of time. Edtech has opened up new ways to assess both students and teachers, in a way that organically integrates into the existing classroom structure. Two Unique Assessment Tools.

Not Another Dashboard: K-12 Interoperability Efforts Aim to Inform (Not Just Report)

Edsurge

Schools and districts needed a way to standardize data about their students’ backgrounds and achievement levels to meet state and federal reporting requirements. Reports to Insights. Can a student’s activity on Khan Academy offer any clues into why he or she did not do well on the problem-solving section of an online benchmark math assessment? Is the student an English language learner who does best with visual and verbal cues not included on the assessment?

How to Do Student-led Conferences

Ask a Tech Teacher

I remember report card days as a child, me sitting outside on a brick wall, scared to death as my mother met with the teacher and received the (always bad) news about how I wasn’t doing. I love report card days now because this is when I get to meet parents.

Does Your District Have a Solid Data Foundation?

Tom Murray

There’s quite a bit of evidence on topics such as brain-based learning that offer new insights into replacing traditional instruction and grading with proficiency-based learning and reporting. Blog Alma Competency-Based Data Learning Spaces LMS Maslow Open Education Resources Privacy

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Atlas, ManageBac Partner to Develop New Curriculum-First Learning Platforms

techlearning

Turnitin Acquires Gradescope ] Over the coming year, Faria will deliver a new version of Atlas, combining the curriculum planning functions that Atlas is known for with the learning management (LMS) functions of ManageBac. News LMS Ed Tech Ticker Business curriculum

ASSIST Integrated K-12 Education Management System Announces Integration with Scantron® Online Diagnostic Student Assessment

techlearning

Education assessment leader Scantron joins the fully integrated instructional content of ASSIST’s cloud-based program RENO, NV, Feb. 13, 2018 —ASSIST Education announced the recent integration Scantron Performance Series, a computer-adaptive K-12 diagnostic student assessment, published by Scantron. ASSIST Education, formerly known as ASSIST LLC, partnered with Scantron to add the assessments into ASSIST , the company’s Integrated Education Management System for K-12 schools.

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What is Standards-based Grading?

Ask a Tech Teacher

How many times have you experienced teachers who based report card grades on how well students complete classwork, homework, and quizzes? Here’s a good four-minute video overview of SBG: SBG reminds teachers that the goal isn’t to write the book report but communicate ideas.

Rethinking Teaching with Available Canvas Tools

Tech Helpful

I received an interesting message from a Canvas salesperson this weekend who thanked me for my post "New to an LMS? Some of the frustration I hear teachers have with our LMS has to do with the fact that much of what they do is non-digitized and being fit into Canvas to fill the requirements.

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Support English Learners with Micro-credentials from Digital Promise

Ask a Tech Teacher

More than 50% of teachers report they have one computer for every student (on average) and that changes for the better every year. They learn these topics and then demonstrate competency via varied forms of assessment. . Constructive Conversations – Assessing Student Conversations.

Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

Edsurge

To supplement in-person support offered during class and lunch periods, I published a simple Google site to house my lessons, assessments, and other resources. I stepped up my game by adding even more videos and assessment exercises to my class website, mining resources from IXL and CK-12. Enter the LMS I was proud, but also exhausted. They bought a learning management system (LMS) and asked us to start using it.

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How to Tame the ‘Interoperability Beast’ and Reduce Your Data Integration Burden

Edsurge

Loble: A lot of districts have poor data integration between their learning management system (LMS) and student information system. And then every time a new SIS or LMS update happens, teachers have to check—is the data moving effectively? Now, Kimono does all that data integration work; it feeds data from an SIS to the Canvas LMS regularly. And they can report back much more quickly and effectively on the data.

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Online Grading Platform Streamlines Teacher's Workflow

techlearning

Engrade Deliver solid content, crunch data with connected LMS/grading platform Pros: Beyond the grading and reporting platform, there are useful instruction and assessment tools like wikis, flash cards, and quizzes.

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6 Learning Management Systems For Your Consideration

TeacherCast

Learning management systems (LMS) has made it easier for educators and learners to manage their tasks. For educators, they offer a time-efficient approach to manage their teaching materials – lesson plans, reports and assessments etc.

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How educators can make use of edtech into the classroom

Neo LMS

It can also substitute the class projector, offering whole-group access to personalised learning materials created by the teacher specifically for a lesson, other educational websites or even to the assessment software. The school LMS.

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Create online learning with 123ContactForm

Nik Peachey

You can also check to see who has submitted answers to the questions and see the record of what answers have been given in the 'Reports' section. This is particularly useful if we a creating homework assignments and we need to assess these and know that our students have done them.