Continue to drive your student and instructor retention rates by applying these solutions to your LMS strategy.
Treat the out-of-the-box LMS as a starting point, not a final solution.
Yes, your LMS should work to digitalize content delivery and make time for greater faculty/student interaction in the classroom and online. However, what else do you want it to do for you?
To create a valuable user experience, assess the bigger picture and identify key features and characteristics that produce and effective online learning environment. The right LMS will allow you the flexibility to design a convenient user experience unique to you and your school.
Install validated plugins – even those not typically used in schools – and take suggestions for more. There are HUNDREDS out there.
Office365? Translations? Video conferencing?
Many basic systems do not include what you need out-of-the-box, but the best LMS will seamlessly add what you need on demand, and it’s important you use this vital resource if you want your LMS to grow with your school.
A socially strong LMS delivers external resources and opens communication pathways, including peer discussions and chat support, to establish credibility and validation.
Show off! Demonstrate pedagogical strategies and solutions within your LMS.
The ability to grab students’ attention and keep it improves the likelihood of retaining information.
For instance, relevant content, design, color theory, use of white space, and typography aid in creating a streamlined learner experience. Emphasizing usability and familiarity provide a pleasing environment suitable for learning.
Exercising an integrated learning approach combines diverse learning styles – auditory, visual, and kinesthetic – into your LMS. Dynamic activities such as gamification, video discussions, and virtual field trips touch on a variety of learning styles and further increase the amount of information absorbed and retained.