Using Google Classroom with an LMS
JULY 6, 2015
Tweet Google Classroom is a great companion for classes that are using an LMS. Examples of popular LMS’s: Schoology, Edmodo, Haiku, Canvas, Moodle or Blackboard. Google Classroom and your LMS are not mutually exclusive. Classroom Google classroom google LMS
Google Classroom: LMS or NOT?
MAY 9, 2015
Tweet I hear Google Classroom frequently referred to as an LMS. The question is… “Is Google Classroom an LMS?” ” and “Can I use Google Classroom if I have an LMS?” ” LMS or CMS LMS stands for Learning Management System.
The Playbook for Choosing an LMS is Broken
MAY 4, 2016
The release of our new, free e-book Rewriting the Procurement Playbook: Selecting the LMS That is Right for Your School is days away. The Playbook for Choosing an LMS is Broken. Chalkup Development Teachers Administrators EdTechUpdate Procurement LMS
What will the LMS of the future look like?
AUGUST 3, 2016
According to over 70 education IT specialists, current LMS functionality is great for administrative tasks, but doesn’t provide support for the new learning approaches in today’s schools. This] NGDLE is what should come after the LMS era.”.
How a school LMS goes beyond surface learning for students
MARCH 9, 2017
When trying to keep students more engaged with their learning and get better results — life long lasting ones, preferably — there’s one LMS feature that instantly pops into my mind, and I can bet all my money on it. Teachers can do all these and more with the right school LMS.
D2L Introduces Next Generation Adaptive Learning Technology in Brightspace LMS
APRIL 29, 2015
Advanced Adaptive Learning Tool is one of Several Enhancements Targeted to Help Accelerate Grad Rates to 60% D2L has just released its Spring 2015 update for its Brightspace LMS and has backed it up.
3 LMS adoptions that go way beyond the basics
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
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.
Will Google Classroom be your next LMS?
MAY 20, 2014
Google is inviting educators to apply for a free preview of their “Google Classroom” The initial roll-out of the learning management system (LMS) includes several of the basic tools we are accustomed to seeing in other systems, including assignments and communications tools, along with a grade book.
5 signs your K-12 LMS needs an upgrade
OCTOBER 29, 2015
In the middle of changing times for the K-12 LMS, some administrators wonder if it’s time for an update. Learning management systems (LMS) are facing changing times, as many K-12 administrators evaluate how their current LMS fits into teaching and learning goals.
The simple LMS move that has made our teachers more effective
JULY 12, 2016
We invited the companies that Gartner had identified as the top seven providers of learning management system (LMS) software to visit us and tell us about their products, and we set up a “sandbox” environment in which teachers and others could evaluate these systems.
Ontario district implements cloud-based LMS Edsby
APRIL 14, 2015
Rollout to teachers, students, and parents now under way across region.
Beneylu School: A Clever LMS for your School
Ask a Tech Teacher
MARCH 24, 2017
Reviews Web Tools LMSBeneylu is a K-8 online learning platform that puts critical classroom applications, resources, activities, and games in a secure online universe that is accessible to parents, teachers, and students.
What Your LMS Procurement Checklist is Overlooking
APRIL 6, 2016
There are bigger fish to fry when choosing an LMS.). If you’re shopping for new edtech, specifically an LMS, listen up. I’m feeling good. In the last week I’ve connected with several schools who are just nailing their learning management system procurement.
Need an LMS next year? Here are three to consider
Ask a Tech Teacher
AUGUST 31, 2016
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. Canvas offers many of the LMS tools most-desired by teachers.
Pearson Realize course content now works with any LMS
JUNE 27, 2016
Interoperability certification gives teachers, students freedom to assign and use any Pearson content regardless of LMS. LTI certified content has been designed, tested and approved by IMS to work with any certified LMS.
itslearning, Gooru enhance LMS platform with open content
JUNE 22, 2016
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.
LMS + Cyber Days: The New Snow Day
JANUARY 20, 2016
As K-12 classrooms are becoming more connected with 1:1 device initiatives, schools and districts across the country are having success implementing cyber days with help from their learning management system (LMS ). The post LMS + Cyber Days: The New Snow Day appeared first on.
Why you should focus on visual elements when selecting an LMS
MAY 11, 2016
Most schools think that getting an LMS or any learning platform will help them instantly improve the learning process and make students and teachers more engaged. It’s good to know exactly what you want from an LMS, but most schools usually miss the most important part.
A Principal’s Guide to Using an LMS
OCTOBER 28, 2015
Implementing a learning management system (LMS) is no different. We’ve created “A Principal’s Guide to Using an LMS” to help you increase user adoption of your LMS and to help ensure that your learning management system is safe for teachers and students to use.
The Four Things Any Admin Should Look for in an LMS
JANUARY 25, 2016
So then what’s an admin to look for in an LMS? A learning management system is a big deal. This is a system that houses classroom communication, assignments, grades, and course discussions.
itslearning unveils personalized LMS at ISTE
JUNE 27, 2016
Enhanced LMS platform is intended to personalize, improve user experience.
Leaving the LMS to Make Course Remixing Possible
MAY 20, 2016
This week, Adam Croom combined these topics, showing how to use Jekyll as an LMS replacement. And it’s not totally LMS-free: there are still quizzes and a gradebook, both of which are linked to an LMS. Software Teaching jekyll lms OER open educational resources
N.C. schools implement new LMS
APRIL 9, 2015
Statewide Canvas contract covers all local education agencies and charter schools in North Carolina. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has selected Canvas as its learning management system. The contract covers all local education agency (LEA) and charter schools in North Carolina.
Instructure Inc., Creator of Canvas LMS, Goes Public
NOVEMBER 13, 2015
Ed-tech Learning Management Systems canvas instructure ipo learningmanagementsystem lmsInstructure Inc., which serves 1,600 customers with its Canvas learning management system, went public on Friday, in what some say is a boost to the K-12 market.
Student-Centered Design within a LMS
AUGUST 22, 2016
Use LMS sections consistently. Your LMS may have lots of headings–Canvas has spaces for pages, files, modules, announcements, etc–and to students these can be overwhelming and unclear. What are your strategies for designing easy-to-use material within your LMS?
Incorporating Your LMS into Learning Spaces
MAY 8, 2015
More often than not, teachers utilize a Learning Management System (LMS) to incorporate an online component to their course. And while an LMS can be very effective in an online or hybrid course, you want to be careful not to forsake the notion of classroom design.
Must-have features in any LMS
DECEMBER 14, 2015
Learning platforms features are standardized because users expect each platform to have the same basic features, such as integrating a school’s grading system in the LMS. So what are these features that any LMS should have? Users can also search and look for other users, as well as put a short bio on their LMS profiles, the same way Twitter and Instagram users can. Gamification So ubiquitous and redundant, but every LMS should have some sort of gamification.
App of the Week: A clever LMS for instruction design
JANUARY 3, 2016
Haiku Learning is a cleverly designed LMS geared towards extending learning beyond the classroom. note: App of the Week picks are now being curated with help from Graphite by Common Sense Media. Click here to read the full app review. . Haiku Learning. What’s It Like?
Finding and Creating Buy-In for a New LMS
SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
Is your school looking for a new LMS? implementing the use of Learning Management Systems (LMS). The idea that FWSU needed a LMS became cemented in my thinking when I my college-age niece showed me the University of Vermont LMS. But what are the steps one needs to take to obtaining the best LMS—and, even more importantly, creating user buy-in for such an expensive product? I would have been wasting my time if I simply choose an LMS for our system.
Aligning your instructional activities in your LMS to the standards
OCTOBER 23, 2014
As there is an increase in blended programs and instructional activities in Learning Management Systems, it would only seem logical to want to align those directly within the LMS to the standards of your choice. blended learning common core LMS Schoology standards
Old teaching strategies and modern technologies: Could an LMS be part of Montessori?
FEBRUARY 2, 2017
Perhaps the people who first thought about creating an LMS had a Montessori education background. Here are the basic Montessori classroom principles depicted into the features of an LMS: The working space is a carefully prepared and ordered environment.
You Shouldn't Need a PhD in Instructional Design (or Web Design) to Use Your Chosen LMS
MARCH 29, 2016
When I connect with educators who are shopping for a learning management system, there’s something I catch myself saying too often: “You shouldn’t need a PhD in instructional design to use your current LMS.”. You shouldn’t need a PhD in instructional design to use your current LMS."
Instructure and Pearson integrate LMS, SIS
MARCH 12, 2015
Two-way integration between Pearson PowerSchool and Canvas LMS streamlines processes for K-12 teachers.
Is a learning portal different from an LMS?
JUNE 23, 2016
Likewise, a modern LMS comes with a comprehensive set of features: a sleek user interface, content authoring tools, gamification, 10+ types of assignments, collaboration tools, translation tools, integrations with other systems, reporting tools, mobile apps, etc., It isn’t, really.
What Does the Future of Assignments Look Like?
JUNE 8, 2016
Student Engagement Teachers EdTechUpdate LMSOur newsletter subscribers got a sneak peek of this piece last week. Now, we're sharing with all of our readers and asking you to tell us what assignments will look like in the future.
Nampa School District 131 becomes first in Idaho to implement the itslearning LMS
AUGUST 9, 2016
Ancillary achievement cloud collaboration communications data digital digital learning district grades IT K-12 learning learning management system LMS managementAs part of its on-going efforts to improve communications, foster collaboration, and bolster student achievement, Nampa School District #131 (Nampa SD) in Nampa, Idaho has become the first school district in the state to implement the itslearning learning management system.
LMS Toolkit: Tips for Effectively Using a Learning Management System
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
Many school districts purchase a Learning Management System (LMS) to create, deliver and manage learning. Here are three creative ways to reach tough students by utilizing tools available in your LMS. Here are three components to consider for your learning space when using an LMS.