Creating and Managing Content
Adding Content to eLMS
The label module enables text and multimedia to be inserted into the course page in between links to other resources and activities.
The page module enables a teacher to create a web page resource using the text editor. A page can display text, images, sound, video, web links and embedded code, such as Google maps.
- File or Web Site
The file module enables a teacher to provide a file as a course resource. Where possible, the file will be displayed within the course interface; otherwise students will be prompted to download it.
The folder module enables a teacher to display a number of related files inside a single folder, reducing scrolling on the course page
- IMS Content Package
An IMS content package is a collection of files which are packaged according to an agreed standard so they can be reused in different systems. The IMS content package module enables such content packages to be uploaded as a zip file and added to a course as a resource
- Media Content
Adding media content can help you communicate some ideas and processes more easily than text alone. Imagine trying to each a language if the students aren’t able to hear it spoken. Or how much easier it would be to learn how volcanoes work if you could see a video or an animation.
Managing Your Class
- Student Enrolment in Course
- Removing Student
- Student Groups
- Assigning Roles
- Managers can access course and modify them, they usually do not participate in courses
- Course Creator
- Course creators can create new courses
- Teachers can do anything within a course, including changing the activities and grading students
- Students generally have fewer privileges within a course
Forums, Chats, and Messaging
- The forum activity module enables participants to have asynchronous discussions i.e. discussions that take place over an extended period of time.
- The chat activity module enables participants to have text-based, real-time synchronous discussions
- The quiz activity enables a teacher to create quizzes comprising questions of various types, including multiple choice, matching, short-answer and numerical.
- Upload a single file
- This allows each student to upload a single file in any format, including a ZIP file
- Offline Activity
- This is useful when the assignment is performed outside of eLMS. It could be something face-to-face or on paper. Students can see a description of the assignment, but they can’t upload any files
- Online Text
- This allows students to input text online. You can grade the assignment online and, if necessary, add inline comments or changes
- Advanced Uploading of Files
- This allows each student to upload one or more files in any format. As the teacher, you can also upload one or more files for each student, either at the start or in response to their submission. A student may enter notes describing their submitted files, progress status, or any other relevant information.
The glossary activity module enables participants to create and maintain a list of definitions, like a dictionary, or to collect and organize resources or information.
Te lesson activity module enables a teacher to deliver content and/or practice activities in interesting and flexible ways. A teacher can use the lesson to create a linear set of content pages or instructional activities that offer a variety of paths or options for the learner
Blogs in eLMS are user-based—each user has his own blog, which is non-coursespecific. Your profile page contains a Blog tab for accessing your blog page
Grades and Scales
The eLMS grades area is a sophisticated tool for tracking student scores in your course. You can use it for scored activities both in the classroom and in eLMS
The number of administration settings has increased a lot in recent versions of eLMS and it can take a while to understand it all. We can only provide a brief mention of each setting in this Presentation