Entries from EnhancED tagged with 'course.management.systems'

Redux: The State of Learning Management Systems

One of our most popular EnhancED post featured a graphic developed by Delta Initiative that showed the birth, growth, and mergers of learning management systems (LMS). The graphic was developed in 2009, and while still useful, it had gotten a...

Platforms for Open and Social Online Courses

By Jami Carlaccio and Brian O'Hagan Most university instructors use a learning management system (LMS) to deliver their course content, such as a syllabus and readings. They also use the LMS framework for threaded discussions, online chats, and often, the...

CourseWorks: Out with the Old, In with the New

At CCNMTL, we get a lot of questions from faculty who want to know about the differences they will see when their courses move from CourseWorks to New CourseWorks. Many instructors have already made the switch from the older system...

Updates to New CourseWorks

On December 29th 2011, CUIT upgraded the New CourseWorks system to Sakai version 2.8. With it came a number of new features and interface improvements. The interface of the system has been upgraded to better utilize space and ease navigation...

New CourseWorks (Sakai) Video Tutorials for Columbia Faculty

CCNMTL has assembled a playlist of videos on YouTube for faculty. Visit this article in the CCNMTL Knowledge Base to find a forty-five-minute screencast (with table of contents) of a recent New CourseWorks workshop. Other documentation is available in the...

Simplifying Office Hours Scheduling

It's a fact of life that faculty need to arrange meeting times with students outside of class, which can be a real challenge. Following are four solutions that we've used with faculty over the years to help schedule office hours...

7 Things You Should Know About LMS Evaluation

EDUCAUSE's 7 Things You Should Know About LMS Evaluation describes the process many institutions take to evaluate what is likely to be their most significant enterprise application for teaching and learning. It also notes that many institutions are upgrading their...

Facebook in the Classroom

Perhaps you've heard of Facebook. According to TechCrunch, it now accounts for 44% of social sharing on the web, and its precocious founder, 26-year-old Mark Zuckerberg, was TIME Magazine's 2010 Person of the Year. You may already have a Facebook...

7 Things You Should Know About LMS Alternatives

EDUCAUSE's 7 Things You Should Know About LMS Alternatives describes how institutions and individual faculty are increasingly turning to various combinations of Web 2.0 tools and other resources to support their unique learning environments and goals and to perform all...

Tagging Sakai Assets

The Sakai course management system handles files, resources, and links really well, but the system does not support tagging. So, if you do want to sort or sift your files on numerous axes, you have to use a tool outside...

Using New CourseWorks Features

There are a few important changes to CourseWorks (Columbia's current learning management system) and Sakai (the system that is slated to replace CourseWorks in the future) for the spring 2010 that help streamline the use of both systems. CourseWorks has...

Weebly for Education - Drag and Drop Website Creation for Your Course

Weebly, a browser-based website creation tool, was rated one of Time Magazines top websites of 2007, offering users an easy way to build a website using a set of predefined drag and drop page elements. Weebly has now released...

The State of Learning Management in Higher Education

The California State University, via Delta Initiative, an independent consultant, released a report on the state the learning management systems (LMS) market. The report is available as slides and an hour-long WebEx presentation archive that helps give context to the...

Elgg and Ning Offer Social Learning Environments

Incorporating learning management systems into the classroom is no new idea in higher education. Many of these management systems, such as Blackboard and Moodle, do a good job distributing information and providing a place for users to record and store...

Educause on the Future of Learning Management Systems

The Educause Center for Applied Research released a research bulletin, Web 2.0, Personal Learning Environments, and the Future of Learning Management Systems by Niall Sclater, Open University (subscription required). The bulletin offers a critical look at the role of LMS...

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