Top 5 things to consider when designing an LMS


In a previous post I talked about why should schools focus on visual elements and user experience instead of features when selecting an LMS. Even if there are schools that want their LMS to be as intuitive and engaging as possible, they might have some trouble finding one.

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Moodle: The Unsung Hero of LMS Options

Ask a Tech Teacher

A Learning Management System (what is often called an LMS) has become foundational to blending technology into education experiences. Because it’s web-based, it works on all platforms including mobile devices (with a downloadable app). Need an LMS next year?

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The Post-LMS World: Social, Simple, Modern, Mobile and Student-centric


Despite its name, the Learning Management System (LMS) is not about learning. The LMS was originally the CMS—Course Management System. Today, the LMS is a technological staple for all courses across higher ed, whether online or traditional brick-and-mortar institutions.

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Make your LMS a social learning platform

Ask a Tech Teacher

Vivek Singh, education professional and contributor to Ask a Tech Teacher, has some interesting ideas on using your native LMS as a social learning platform. What makes your LMS a social learning platform? Games/Simulations Social media gamification LMS virtual reality

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LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Why an LMS? Why Canvas?

Tech Helpful

Benefits to Teachers: Mobility and Accessibility - Students now have the ability to access their assignments easily as long as they have access to the internet. Utilizing an LMS allows the teacher to quickly upload it to the course for immediate and future reference.

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Must-have features in any LMS


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? Mobile apps and/or responsive design It’s standard nowadays for any platform to have an app that’s downloadable from the major app stores. Gamification So ubiquitous and redundant, but every LMS should have some sort of gamification.

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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. Canvas offers many of the LMS tools most-desired by teachers.

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Is a learning portal different from an LMS?


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.,

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Towards the future of the LMS: to Moodle and beyond

Bryan Alexander

Ah, the learning management system ( LMS ) ( VLE to some people). Two weeks ago we had LMS guru Phil Hill as a guest on the Future Trends Forum, exploring current trends in depth. How does he see the overall LMS domain changing? education and technology Future Trends Forum LMS

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

The challenges of mobile learning in the classroom


This is especially evident over the decade, as schools have increasingly adopted mobile learning as a signature initiative using BYOD and 1:1 programs and investing in tablets to provide their students with access to a wealth of relevant educational content and learning opportunities.

Incorporating Your LMS into Learning Spaces

Gaggle Speaks

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.

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Mobile learning: The good and the bad


Everywhere we go, here and there, people always seem to have a mobile device in their hands, be it a smartphone or a tablet. It’s almost a sin not to own a mobile device. Our mobile devices are online 24/7. Mobile learning of course. Mobile learning is now a movement and it’s not just about picking up a tablet and off you go. Mobile learning is about transforming how everyone can access shared knowledge and resources.

Towards the future of the LMS: to Moodle and beyond

Bryan Alexander

Ah, the learning management system ( LMS ) ( VLE to some people). Two weeks ago we had LMS guru Phil Hill as a guest on the Future Trends Forum, exploring current trends in depth. How does he see the overall LMS domain changing? education and technology Future Trends Forum LMS

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


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. He’s been involved with cutting-edge educational technology, including virtual worlds, mobile applications, new media, and the web, for more than 15 years.

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Yellowdig – Rich, Seamless Social Interaction in (or out) of Your LMS


Collaboration & Brainstorming Learning Management & Course Management Systems Making the case for Education Technologies Mobile Learning Resources Social Media & Social LearningPlatform Provides a ‘Missing Link' for Online Courses, and a Unique Sharing and Collaboration Tool for Courses and Groups of all Types When the folks from Yellowdig reached out to chat. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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itslearning unveils personalized LMS at ISTE

eSchool News

Enhanced LMS platform is intended to personalize, improve user experience. Increased compatibility with mobile devices. Increased Compatibility with Mobile Devices.

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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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Why combining assessments and LMS technology is essential

eSchool News

It can be implemented in modern learning management system (LMS) technologies to help improve student learning, from their first day in kindergarten to their last day of earning a university degree. The Testing Effect and LMS Technology.

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5 tech devices that should be part of all classrooms


Mobile devices and WIFI. All tablets — because most people think of tablets as the mobile devices in classrooms and very few think of smartphones — can be used for homework, as well as classwork.

?Scaling Mobile Technology for Community College Students: 5 Tips for Entrepreneurs


It’s why mobile access has been one of the most important means of connecting students to their academic resources. This is not to say that the mobile medium provides a better learning experience ; however, students' work schedules often prohibit them from dedicated time in front of a stationary computer. These mobile messages keep students connected to course material and let students know we care about them, but the system is still too one-size-fits-all.

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How—and Why—We Can Improve the Future of Mobile Learning


This development, combined with tremendous growth in mobile device usage due to improved technology, naturally led to a shift in mobile learning patterns. Despite this promising beginning, the role of mobile devices in the classroom and in education overall is still rather limited. He or she relies on his or her smartphone and other mobile devices to communicate, create content, and access and share information. You might wish to capture it on your mobile device.

3 Organizational Apps to Start the School Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

When looking for an app to curate classroom reading, consider these requirements: works well with your current LMS. Educreations can be linked to file locations like Dropbox and Google Drive as well as LMS communities like Edmodo. Classroom management Reading Reviews LMS

How to Successfully Onboard Your Customers?

WizIQ Education & Technology

LMS Mobile Learning Onboarding Online Education Online Training Training and Development Training and Education Technology Training Trends and Best Practices Various customer onboarding customer online onboarding plan onboarding onboarding process online onboarding plan successful onboarding plan

Learning to learn: A skill set for the 21st century student


Desktop computers, laptops, tablets, mobile phones, speakers, TVs, video projectors, recording cameras, online conference devices, presentation boards, printers, etc., Officially, any school’s purpose is to prepare its students for becoming highly accomplished members of the workforce.

Google adds new features to Classroom, Forms, and more

eSchool News

For Classroom, Google’s still relatively new LMS, the company is adding summaries of student work that can be automatically shared with parents by teachers, who can send the summaries (or classroom announcements) daily or weekly as they choose.

Wayne Township Metropolitan School District and itslearning Take Bronze Medal in Learning Impact Awards


Their entry in the Established Projects Category, Using LMS Interoperability to Power and Drive Student-Centered Learning, was recognized at this year’s annual Learning Impact Leadership Institute held in Baltimore, Maryland. [ Ed Tech Ticker News Contest LMS

The One Private, Social Network for Your School Community!


Sometimes I wish I could share information without immediately notifying a parent via a pop up on their mobile device. Engagements connecting with schools living tree livingtree lms parent communication safe social media* click here to sign up today*.

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


You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning.

How to create Tests and Assessments on WizIQ


The WizIQ Virtual Classroom and LMS software has been a part of the Ed Tech space for nearly a decade. Administrative Solutions Assessment Mobile Learning ResourcesThere are six essential features of the product which are as follows: Virtual Classroom –.

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App Offers Comprehensive View of Student Achievement


FreshGrade A fresh way to capture, document, and share student learning [ Free Classroom Collaboration Tool Earns Educator Enthusiasm ] Pros: Teachers can use mobile devices to document student learning and share information instantly with parents and students.

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How I Learned to Stop Resenting Blackboard and Start Using BB Grader


Recently, however, my attitude changed (slightly) when a colleague introduced me to BB Grader, a free iPad app for Blackboard designed to make the grading process in Blackboard mobile-friendly. Software Teaching blackboard grading ios ipad iphone lms

The Drivers of a Successful BYOD Initiative

A Principal's Reflections

As devices have become more affordable over the years, parents have bestowed a variety of mobile technologies upon their children. Before going any further it is pivotal to ensure that the plumbing can withstand the stress of mobile technologies accessing the Wi-Fi network.

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Student Get to Know You Image Stickers Activity

Teacher Reboot Camp

Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and other popular mobile apps make it super easy for users to add stickers and emojis to their images. Students post the image to their online class platform or Learning Management System (LMS) and let others know what the 3 stickers mean. Need a fun way for students to get to know each other ? Throughout the past 8 years, I have designed several online courses and MOOCs.

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