Understanding LMS Functions.
In this LMS functions article we will learn about syllabus, library, Grading, Plugins, Enrollment, student view.
As you star to explore various LMSs system for your class or institutions. One thing I recommend that is lying your current method of instruction with the features of LMS in this lesson how to map paper syllabus with the LMS and discover the long the way. Few reasons the LMSs can help on your course.
There are objectives that students have to need.
There is module built in and inside the module you can see resouces highlighted for students such as links of videos, quizzes, and assisgnments.
Some LMSs systems such desire2learn and canvas allow to you to quickly to create modules and assignments. I recommended you you keep you paper syllabus with you. As going to feature LMS it can allow to you to figure out. Whats can map overhere and what’s not.
One thing you must notice . if you do not have particular page. Any place you put the grading scale.
For students access the grading scale. Either they go to grade book and take a look to current grades still want to show point possible the course Or student download the course. Some Learing management system such as Canvas allow to you show the grading scale to front. Whether or not importanant for you and course it is up to you and may help to determine appropriate for you and for your students.
In addition to understand how paper syllabus map over the LMS how display course contents to the students it is also important to keep in mind that we can create resources for the students.
One of the powerful feature build in a lot of LMSs is the ability to create a library of the documents one of the benefit of this often you have only created the library once and each addition course to teach inside the LMS you can make various documents available to those students.
Grading work can be tedious process and many LMSs have developed ways to make the smoother to process for instructors building grading report also like to view the report how learners do for particular course.
As I mentioned earlier a lot of LMSs either SCORM or TinCAN API gives us ability integrate with a lot of web based services. It offers you plugin or apps.
Once you have selected LMS, and created courses and edit content of those courses the final step is go to head and roll over learners course itself. Now there are three main ways learner role over in LMS.
- FIRST administer will roll over of students.
- Have instructor will roll over of student.
- Third: though process which is called self-enrolment.
When designing a course inside the LMS. It is important to keep in mind the how students are going to watch the course. Now some LMSs such as Edmodo the layout of the LMS is very similar to students can see. The only different will be changes side bar in navigation.
For example: students have the ability you lock and unlock the group they have access such as class planner as well as library.