Monday, March 5, 2012
ICE 2012 - Putting your class online
Putting your course online - Friday 3/2/2012 - This session was presented by Pete Dulany. His presentation focus on using CourseSites as a classroom LMS. This was easily the best session that I attended at ICE. Like Moodle or Blackboard, CourseSites allows you to manage practically every aspect of your connected classroom. I found the program easier to use, and more complete than Moodle. It was more visually appealing, and like Moodle, it is free - although you are limited to five "active" class classes. I am using CourseSites to develop a student course focusing on digital literacy and NETS. I am also working on a PD course for teachers. Finally, I am in the planning stages of creating an online course for Google Apps. CourseSites is one of the best products that I have seen - and yes, Google Apps, and Infinite Campus can both be integrated into this LMS.