The LMS Tool Categories quest examines LMS tools integrated within a system.
An LMS, as a reminder, is a software system and/or application that manages the organization and delivery of digital learning materials. The tools available in Learning Management Systems relate to areas of student administration, instruction, content, communication, assessments, evaluation and feedback, analytics, learning object repositories, and ePortfolio.
Examining the SIS, or Student Information System, is an integral part of the LMS discussion, for the SIS manages student records and information. The SIS is integrated with the LMS with the registration working with the LMS, a single sign-on. The single sign-on means as a student registers the student login is automatically created. The SIS can be built into the LMS, constructed separate from the LMS, or offered as a commercial package.
In general, the students can be loaded manually or in a bulk upload in large groups to the management system.
Identifying the major tool categories in Learning Management Systems.
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For the most part, the LMS programs offered contain the same tools and features, and the organization determines which functions are most appropriate to their program. Super administrators have all tools available to them, while instructors have the least tools available.
In your blog, discuss the most relevant features offered in an LMS, which relate directly to effective online instruction. How might these be used in the online environment?
After completing a blog post that meets the requirements of this quest, submit the link to your post in the Submission Form at the bottom of this page.
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