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LMS Best Practices: Selection & Setup is a Course

LMS Best Practices: Selection & Setup

Time limit: 365 days

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Course Overview

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Course Description

Are you interested in pursuing a new Learning Management System (LMS) such as Canvas or Google Classroom for your educational institution but unsure where to begin? This flexible course is designed to help universities, districts, and organizations navigate the complex process of selecting and implementing an LMS for the first time. You'll learn how to engage key stakeholders, such as faculty, students, administrators, and IT staff, to gather valuable input and ensure a smooth transition to your chosen system. Throughout the course, you'll explore general best practices for setting up and configuring your LMS, including user management, and course creation. Our instructors will provide practical tips and strategies for overcoming common challenges and optimizing your LMS to meet the specific needs of your institution. Whether you're an instructor looking to enhance student engagement and streamline course management, an administrator seeking to improve institutional efficiency and data-driven decision-making, or a technology coordinator tasked with ensuring a seamless and secure implementation, this course will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully adopt and leverage your new LMS. As one module in our comprehensive LMS Best Practices series, this course lays the foundation for a transformative educational experience powered by innovative technology.

Course Goals

  • I can use best practices to select and set up an LMS for my context.
    • I can identify the needs for my context that an LMS could solve along with any unique requirements.
    • I can compare and contrast common LMS features.
    • I can identify how users and courses will be added and managed.
    • I can use multiple sources for LMS support.

Estimated Time: 2-3 Hours (Quarter Day)

This self-paced course typically requires 2-3 hours to complete, though the actual time may vary based on individual factors.

Access and Credentials

Click on "enroll now" to begin enrolling in the Course listing. After registering, click on “Canvas” at the top of the page to access your course in Canvas.

Free for Members

This course is a TIE Member course. It is free for educators from TIE Member schools with a code. If you do not know your code, please use the link at the top of this page to reach out and request it. 

Bulk Enrollment

Administrators, PLC leaders, and others can enroll their whole team; there's an option for bulk enrollment in the Catalog for registering multiple members. You first need to reserve and purchase multiple enrollments. After that, you can invite individuals to your purchased seats.

Credentials: 2 CECH

After completing this course, you can obtain 2 CECH (continuing education contact hours) for South Dakota. CECH/CEUs are free of charge and can be obtained instantly upon completing all requirements.