School systems use learning management systems to store and deliver curriculum materials, conduct assessments, build portfolios of student work, manage communication between teachers and students, track student attendance and behavior, record student grades and progress, and monitor performance at the student, classroom, school, district, and system levels.
We can assist clients with the development and implementation of a learning management system (LMS). We recommend a phased approach to introducing these systems, so that teachers, students, and administrators can become proficient in each aspect of their use rather than feeling overwhelmed.
When implemented properly, a learning management system can form the foundation of the educational system. Teachers can access the latest version of all curriculum materials, and can interact directly with the curriculum developers, asking questions and providing feedback throughout the school year. Data gathering can be automated, reducing lag time for the creation of reports needed for planning. Learning management systems can remove the friction from the day-to-day reality of education, freeing teachers to teach and students to learn.