Pearson LMS Basic Training (February - March 2020) (Closed)

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Course Description

This course is designed both for Learning Management System (LMS) administrators (Week 1) and for faculty (Weeks 2-4) who will be building and teaching in the system. In some cases a faculty lead may also be the administrator whereas other universities may have a dedicated IT resource to manage admin tasks. Administrators are encouraged to complete the entire course whereas teaching faculty may choose to begin with Week 2.

By the end of this course participants will be able to set-up and facilitate a blended course that has both online and in-person components. It includes an explanation of the pedagogy to support good online course design and delivery as well as the process of setting up course elements in Moodle.

Please note, this course does not cover LMS server configuration and hosting.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe effective uses of an LMS that support active learning during in-class sessions
  • Define student learning outcomes and how they influence course structure and assessment
  • Perform basic Moodle administrative set-up tasks
  • Course categories, copying courses, report configuration, role assignment and user uploads
  • Describe best practices for online/blended course design and development
  • Replicate the recommended course structure in a test course instance
  • Create the following course components
  • Units, lectures, announcements, discussions, assignments, and quizzes
  • Configure a gradebook
  • Manage online components together with in-person classes
  • Facilitate a threaded discussion
  • Track student progress
  • Delivery Modality Self-paced, online course with weekly live webinars to preview each week’s topics and Q&A from the previous week
  • Technical support24*7 Help desk
  • Academic Course Support
  • Links to Moodle 3.5 User Manuals and Video Tutorials