Magazine article Internet@Schools

SharePoint LMS

Magazine article Internet@Schools

SharePoint LMS

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Company: ElearningForce International, PO Box 4668 # 12560, New York, NY 101634668, (302) 752-4510, info@elearningforce .com,

Price: Check with ElearningForce for annual licensing options that are based on the number of users.

Audience: SharePoint LMS (learning management system) is most useful to high school, college-level, and other advanced learning communities.

Format: This is a server-based system for creating and managing online courses as well as chat and social networking functions, which can be used by teachers and their classes. SharePoint LMS is designed with the scalability of the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server and can be used from a single small-scale installation to a largescale deployment with multiple organizations and an unlimited number of users.

System Requirements: SharePoint LMS works best with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007/2010 or Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. Various functions require other programs to create or use. It also requires a fast internet connection and a browser.

Description: Through software installed on the server, SharePoint LMS enables users to create and administer multimedia courses on the internet.

Reviewer Comments:

Installation/Access: Installation is a complicated process and will need to be done by system administrators. Installation Rating: A

Content/Features: SharePoint LMS is an implementation of web-based distant learning features, a suite of elearning tools comprising options for the Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007/2010 platform. It has a huge number of features for creating or importing online courses, managing them and student use, interactivity, record keeping, and so on.

A few general features include tools for creating and managing individual courses, designing course templates that simplify the creation of new courses, and allowing users to request to join the courses. Users can even create a complete syllabus to show course outlines, study plans, and other course information.

Assessment features include advanced quiz and survey tools with many possible types of questions and settings. Shared or individual question databases with question pools can be created and imported into or exported from. Customized learning paths, learner assignments, and gradebooks can be created, managed, and evaluated directly in the LMS. …

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