Which LMS is best?
Deciding the best LMS is a very difficult thing. For my needs, I am a huge fan of Google Classroom.
How does the selected LMS meet the needs of all stakeholders, including administrators, students, teachers and faculty, instructional technology, development, support, and parents?
Google Classroom meets the needs of the stakeholders, administrators, students, teachers, and parents because of the accessibility, cost and tools. Google Classroom is a free application to anyone with an educational institution email address. Google classroom has mobile applications so students can complete work on a phone or tablet. Links for students can be added along with various types of files. Grading is made easy by opening work in Google Docs and allowing the teacher to move from one student's work to the next. Once grading has been done a grade sheet can be exported to Google Sheets. Students benefit from being able to use all types of Google Applications at no cost. Each assignment also has a discussion area that allows students and teachers to have an open classroom discussion.
How does the selected LMS align with the initiatives, growth, and technological needs of your organization?
K–12 leaders who have successfully chosen, implemented and supported an LMS recommend that schools begin by evaluating systems based on how well they support institutional goals. For example, if a school plans to launch an ePortfolio initiative that enables students to reflect on achievements and showcase work for university admissions or employment, its LMS evaluation team should determine whether ePortfolio functionality is provided, whether ePortfolios can be shared publicly and accessed beyond graduation and whether the functionality is included as a standard feature or for an additional fee. Doing so will help the evaluation team focus on meaningful outcomes and avoid the common trap of creating extensive but aimless features checklists.
The following is a screen shot of Google Classroom.
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