Academic Technology

About Learning Management Systems (LMS)


LMS and Support

The Learning Management System is a group of IT tools used by faculty, staff, and students to enhance their experience at Cal State Fullerton. The LMS can be used to enhance traditional courses or be used as the primary means of communication for online courses. The LMS is comprised of course management software including Blackboard and Moodle; collaboration applications such as Adobe Connect, Elluminate, and iLinc; web 2.0 applications using iTunes U and Learner Web (for Wikis, Blogs, and Podcasts); and other web applications including MERLOT, SoftChalk, and ARES. The LMS group within IT supports, maintains, and develops these technologies. Training and instructional support are provided by the Faculty Development Center.

Moodle*

Moodle is an Open Source Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It has become very popular among educators around the world as a tool for creating online dynamic web sites for their students by providing:

  • Easier to use interface with less clicks.
  • Full-featured mobile device interface.
  • Better management of tests, assessments, and grade books.
  • Better integration with social networking sites.
  • Ability to manage guest access to courses better.
  • Ability for faculty to simulate logging in as a student to see exactly what student will see.


*After a campuswide contest, Moodle for CSUF has been renamed "TITANium".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated: 05/24/2011 11:16:53 AM

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