Capella Online Professional Development Course

Classroom Instruction using an LMS

Classroom Instruction using an LMS

Thinking about using a new LMS? Do you want to learn how to get more out of the one you are using? Explore your learning management system (LMS) and others to understand what are the features necessary to improve student learning. Learn how to create a secure digital learning environment for your students using the tools found in your LMS. Full Description


How Capella PD can work for you.

Your Time

Competency-based coursework makes it easy to learn on your time and at your pace, at home or on the go. It’s professional learning on your terms.

Your Class

Application questions within the course send teachers into their classrooms to practice and reflect upon what they have learned applying your learning with your students.

Your Career

Choose to earn professional contact hours or graduate credit and power your career as you see fit from personal growth through to a graduate degree.


Classroom Instruction using an LMS

Today's LMSs have features that can more easily enable collaborative environments, surface data for early interventions, provide for personal pathways and so much more.  Learning what to look for will help you to locate and use tools  that best drive to your student outcomes.

During this course you will build 

  • A  list necessary and desirable features to deliver instruction through an (your) LMS
  • Three activities using tools found in various LMSs 
  • Outcomes document (post-implementation) to share with your peers/school leadership


16 Student Reviews
by Monica G. on July 5, 2020
Great course and a lot of good information provided.
by Shelby G. on July 3, 2020
Why so hyper-focussed on these specific LMS programs? It was just memorizing things I will never need to know again.
by Susan B. on May 12, 2020
Good, solid class. The instructor presented a lot of excellent information about Learning Management Systems, along with their strengths & drawbacks.
by DONNA G. on April 30, 2020
To many software specific questions.
by Donald A. on April 27, 2020
This course does an excellent job of helping students understand the benefits of various LMS and also how the big LMS offerings differ in offerings.
by Lauren C. on April 18, 2020
Some of the content is worded differently within the videos and challenges but overall, if you take notes, this is a very effective class. A lot of good information here!
by Ann C. on April 3, 2020
I really like Gino's other classes, but wasn't as enthused about this class.
by Shannon P. on September 18, 2019
Great Class for teaching about LMS. Some of the questions used different wording and information that what was presented but if you were paying attention you could decode what they wanted you to know. It was mostly based around Schoology and Sophia as well as open source and cloud based programs; so if this is the type of items you are bringing into your class and school then this is the class for you! Tutorials were enjoyable!