The operative word in research on the impact of learning management systems is "use". On campuses where both faculty and students use learning management systems on a daily basis, learning outcomes improve. Unfortunately, widespread adoption of learning management systems is not a regular event. Many faculty upload their syllabi and then stick with their old teaching methods, ignoring thier new options.
On itslearning campuses, faculty really use the system to create a student-centred teaching and learning environment because:
- It really is easier. Professors who have used other course management systems and learning management systems tell us that it takes 1/3 to 1/10 of the time to create a course in itslearning.
- Professors can easily import their courses using standard formats such as IMS and SCORM, and then set them up in nested hierarchical tree structures to maximise impact. itslearning, ltd. also provides course migration as a service.
- Grading rubrics tell students what they must do, so that they can meet their professors’ expectations
- The full integration of email, calendar, attendance taking and administrative communication turns itslearning into everybody’s home on campus
- Mobile device support helps students track their progress and assignments while they are off campus, and away from a computer
- itslearning training and 24x7 support ensures that everybody knows how to use the functions and features they need to succeed within the itslearning environment.