What to Do When Your LMS Can't Do It All (Institutional Scope)

Wednesday, February 16 | 10:30AM–11:30AM | Jefferson
Session Type: Professional Development

Why are busy instructors who have institutional learning management systems (LMSs) at their disposal, choosing to augment some, or all, of their instruction with other online tools? Are LMSs becoming dated or passé? Are there structural or institutional barriers to LMS use? Are instructors moving to where the students already are? And, what are the risks to faculty and students who are using systems that are owned or hosted outside of the institution? A panel of faculty will engage in dialogue with the attendees about motivations and experiences in using non-LMS tools.

Learning Objectives
* Attendees who have struck out on their own to use non-LMS tools in their teaching will be gratified to learn and be assured that they are not outliers but rather part of a mainstream migration.
* Attendees will learn the reasons why they might (or should) consider using non-LMS tools in their teaching.
* Attendees who have been struggling with technical and administrative constraints related to their institution's LMS will learn what tools others are using and how they are using them.
* Attendees will learn of the potential risks to themselves and their students when using non-institutional tools in teaching and learning.


  • Susan Simkowski

    Associate Professor of Communication, University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
  • David Stack

    Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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