LMS Tool Categories
When setting up an online course, it is important to understand the layout and composition of the course.
Instructors are able to upload course related information which can include written instructions, videos, additional information, etc.
These are upload files like lectures, videos, PowerPoints, rubrics, and syllabi.
This allows the instructors to enter grades and students to view their grades.
Depending on the LMS, communication can include email and instant messaging as well course announcements.
DropboxThis allows students to submit files for assignments which may include feedback option as well as grades.
Discussion boards enable students and the instructor to have a virtual discussion. Students can create their own thread and then respond to comments made by other students.