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Getting 100 Percent LMS Buy-in from Faculty -- Campus Technology

Getting 100 Percent LMS Buy-in from Faculty -- Campus Technology | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
These two institutions faced the same goal — convincing all their instructors to use the learning management system. Here's what's working.
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7 Questions to Ask When Choosing an LMS

7 Questions to Ask When Choosing an LMS | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
You’re about to make a huge commitment to the technology partner that will help you manage your digital learning environment, and you want to make sure that you’ve chosen the right provider for the job. If you’re not particularly well-versed about learning management systems, your search for the perfect provider can seem overwhelming. Finding the right learning management partner doesn’t have to be an ordeal. When choosing an LMS, ask these nine questions: What are the top 3 must-haves for your LMS? Not all LMS platforms are created equally. Make a list of what you’re looking for, and prioritize it. …
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Leveraging Intensive Teamwork Far Beyond the LMS Migration -- Campus Technology

What can be gained from the immense effort put forth in an LMS migration? It can be far greater than a well-functioning LMS, explains University of Oregon Associate Dean of Libraries and Chief Academic Technology Officer Helen Chu.
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Students More Likely to Read Alerts that Deliver Good News and Comparisons with Peers -- Campus Technology

Students More Likely to Read Alerts that Deliver Good News and Comparisons with Peers -- Campus Technology | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Students love to hear good news about how well they're doing in their courses or how their performance — good or bad — compares to other students in the class, according to a research project undertaken by Blackboard's analytics and research team.
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A quote about the LMS

“The proliferation of learning management systems suggests that no one system is sufficiently feature rich, or adequately flexible and extensible enough to meet everyone’s needs or even most institutions’ requirements."

Ira Fuchs, vice president for research in information technology, Mellon Foundation. (2004, July) Learning Management Systems: Are we there yet?
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I've always loved this quote and while it is over 10 years old now, it is still are relevant as it was back then. I've always said "An LMS is an LMS is an LMS" It's not the tool you use but how you use it. Good learning design can work in whatever environment it is given and still work. In saying that, it's nice to have a wide pallette of tools available to craft with and make our educational visions a reality.
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When Learners Confuse LMS Permissions with Instructional Consent

Learners sometimes conflate the permissions in the learning management system with the instructor's consent. They explain, "But it let me do it!" Instructors would benefit from understanding where LMS options contradict their course design choices.
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Blackboard Study on How Instructors Use the LMS

Blackboard Study on How Instructors Use the LMS | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Blackboard today released a study on how instructors and students in 70,000 courses across 927 institutions used Blackboard Learn, the company's learning management system. The research found five course patterns or archetypes (below). The majority of the courses fell into the category of content heavy, with low interaction.
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An LMS to Support ‘Gameful’ Learning -- Campus Technology

An LMS to Support ‘Gameful’ Learning -- Campus Technology | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Seeking to bring the qualities of well-designed games to pedagogical assessment, the University of Michigan created a learning management system that uses gaming elements such as competition, badges and unlocks to provide students with a personalized pathway through their courses.
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Learning Management System Market Expected to Grow $10.5 Billion in Next 5 Years -- Campus Technology

Learning Management System Market Expected to Grow $10.5 Billion in Next 5 Years -- Campus Technology | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
The learning management system market is expected to grow from $5.22 billion in 2016 to $15.72 billion by 2021, according to a new report by MarketsandMarkets, an India-based market research firm. That increase represents a compound annual growth rate of 24.7 percent.
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Donald Clark Plan B: The LMS is dead, long live the LMS! (10 pros & 10 cons)

Donald Clark Plan B: The LMS is dead, long live the LMS! (10 pros & 10 cons) | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
The LMS is dead, long live the LMS! (Swap out LMS with VLE if you wish.) Some love them, some hate them. Some love to hate them. Me? I see downsides and upsides. They work for some, not for others. So here’s my 10 pros and cons.
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Moodle vs BlackBoard – Free vs Paid

Moodle vs BlackBoard – Free vs Paid | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Moodle vs BlackBoard: which is the right LMS for you? Each offers a different set of features and return on investment. This article will help you decide.

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What's Next for the LMS? (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

What's Next for the LMS? (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it

Today's LMS needs to be supplemented with (and perhaps later replaced by) a new digital architecture and new learning components—the NGDLE—to enable current transitions in higher education.

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3 Must-Have Features in a Modern LMS

3 Must-Have Features in a Modern LMS | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Each solution contains a set of features that the target audience would value. However, despite these industry-specific solutions, there is a core set of features that any modern LMS should support. Three of the more popular modern LMS features include gamification, theming, and third party integrations.
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The New Corporate Learning Ecosystem: Coexistence at Work - Talented Learning

The New Corporate Learning Ecosystem: Coexistence at Work - Talented Learning | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
New cloud specialty solutions have earned a role in the corporate learning ecosystem. But is this coexistence with talent LMS platforms actually a threat?
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How Universal Design for Learning can help the LMS reach every learner - eCampus News

How Universal Design for Learning can help the LMS reach every learner - eCampus News | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
UDL is gaining attention in colleges and universities as a way to make digital learning programs more accessible to all learners.

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Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, October 3, 10:08 AM
UDL is pretty much just common sense and basic for course design. UDL is an expectation, not an option.
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, October 6, 8:49 AM
Universal Design for Learning can be adapted and modeled into your 21st Century teaching and learning environments.
Cindy Smith's curator insight, October 6, 10:19 AM

" UDL...it is meant to design learning that’s engaging and effective for everyone, right from the get-go."

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Shift to Cloud Creates Opportunities for New Players According to 2017 Global LMS Market Report

Shift to Cloud Creates Opportunities for New Players According to 2017 Global LMS Market Report | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
LOS GATOS, Calif., July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Education technology research firm e-Literate has released the first data-based global analysis of the learning management systems (LMS) market, which reveals major shifts in higher education purchasing and implementation, as cloud-based solutions and
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Report: Cloud Eases LMS Migration, Leads to Market Change -- Campus Technology

Report: Cloud Eases LMS Migration, Leads to Market Change -- Campus Technology | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
A shift to the cloud is causing market change for learning management systems, according to a new report from education technology research firm e-Literate.
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State of Higher Ed LMS Market for US and Canada: Spring 2017 Edition -

State of Higher Ed LMS Market for US and Canada: Spring 2017 Edition - | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
By Phil HillMore Posts (476) This is the ninth year I have shared the LMS market share graphic, commonly known as the squid graphic, for US and Canadian higher education. The original idea remains – to give a picture of the … Continue reading →
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Google Classroom Review: Pros And Cons Of Using Google Classroom In eLearning - eLearning Industry

Google Classroom Review: Pros And Cons Of Using Google Classroom In eLearning - eLearning Industry | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Wondering about the pros and cons of using Google Classroom for your eLearning courses? Read this Google Classroom Review to find out.
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Time Spent with Course Content Isn't Biggest LMS Predictor of Student Success -- Campus Technology

Time Spent with Course Content Isn't Biggest LMS Predictor of Student Success -- Campus Technology | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
The biggest predictor of student achievement (based on their use of a learning management system) isn't the amount of time they spend working with course content; nor is it how long they spend taking assessments or participating in discussion forums.
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What will the LMS of the future look like?

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Technology News & Innovation in K-12 Education
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Tips: How to avoid a “hot mess” in online course design - Blackboard Blog

Tips: How to avoid a “hot mess” in online course design - Blackboard Blog | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
A seasoned instructional designer, shares five online course design suggestions to help make sure your course is clutter-free and easy to use.
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How Data From Your LMS Can Impact Student Success -- Campus Technology

How Data From Your LMS Can Impact Student Success -- Campus Technology | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Higher ed IT leaders share 8 ways to make the best use of the data coming out of the campus learning management system.
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Blackboard unveils totally redesigned learning platform - eCampus News

Blackboard unveils totally redesigned learning platform - eCampus News | Blackboard Tips, Tricks and Guides for Higher Education | Scoop.it
Blackboard Inc. today launched the ‘New Learning Experience’--an educational approach that focuses on the learner and promotes better engagement.
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Is Slack the new LMS? — The Synapse — Medium

Is Slack the new LMS? - The Synapse - Medium
Should a LMS support learning? Well, yes. But do the LMS of today really support what research tell us about learning?
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