Learning Management System
What is a Learning Management System (LMS)?
An LMS is an online course space to share information and resources with students and manage student learning by structuring pathways through content and activities.
Through the LMS each course is set up with its own virtual course space, with students automatically enrolled. We use Moodle as our primary LMS and have two installations in order to cater to the variations in assessment requirements for each sector.
Advantages of using Moodle
- Each course may have has its own web presence created
- Students automatically have access to the LMS through the student management systems
- HE enrolments are automated and provides teachers with an accurate class list and a single point of contact for their students
- Built-in email facility that enables communication between participants in a course
- Flexibility of access for off-campus and distance students
- Content is available 24/7
- Eliminates the need to provide printed hand-outs and readings
- Promotes interactivity through use of discussion forums, wikis and online chat
- Allows students to submit assignments electronically
- Provides advance quiz functionality for the creation of formative and summative assessments
- Capacity to set up links to the plagiarism detection program to assist students with self-correction and referencing.
Where do I start?
- Whilst HE students are automatically enrolled into the LMS, staff need to make a request for teacher access to their particular course area. This can be done through the Service Desk, or by logging a request through the Service Desk portal
- It is strongly advised that you take basic training, or consult online help, before creating your course, to encourage a familiar look and feel for students.
- Students will not be able to see an online course until it is made available.
Where do I go for help?
- Training sessions for Moodle are listed under Training and Workshops
- Self-help resources are also available online.
For more information contact CLIPP.