Getting Used To Online Learning Platforms

  • Last Post 11 June 2013
ouierur posted this 28 November 2011 - Last edited 24 February 2016

Different schools have different learning platforms for their online courses. It's imporant that before you start your first class, you aquiant yourself with the learning platform. Navigate through the courses, while looking for other technologies and ways to connect to maximize your learning experience.

MissShona posted this 03 December 2011 - Last edited 06 August 2015

I think this is a good idea. I myself used 3 different online learning platforms (Blackboard for my undergrad, Angel for my grad studies, and Desire2Learn at my job). However how would one go about doing this? Many times you have to already be enrolled as a student in order to gain access to a college's platform. It's a mixed bag as far as what the colleges offer in terms of public tutorials and even giving information on what platform they are using (at the college where I work, this was an issue because at one time, we were running three different eLearning platforms!).

cav123 posted this 12 December 2011 - Last edited 06 August 2015

I had the same experience as the last poster, who said that they could not access Blackboard etc. until after they were enrolled in class. Perhaps as learning platforms become more popular and optimized, prospective students will be able to learn which platforms certain schools use prior to enrollment.

I did want to note, though, that there are other kinds of online learning platforms that all people can access TeamWiki is an example of this. It's sort of like Facebook and Wikipedia combined - a place where terminologists, translators, companies and learners can collaborate around specific subjects and industries. Check it out, let me know what you think!

Jennifer27 posted this 04 July 2012 - Last edited 06 August 2015

WizIq is another platform for online learning. It offers a range of courses for learners from across the world. Additionally, you can also start your online teaching classes by registering on it. It also acts as a platform for organizations using which they can train their employees and upload study material.

Bob85 posted this 10 June 2013 - Last edited 06 August 2015

I want to deliver online course to my students. Could you guys recommend some useful online teaching tool for me?

VickyPhillips posted this 11 June 2013 - Last edited 06 August 2015

HI Bob,

I merged your question about online learning software into an existing thread on choosing an online learning platform. This ongoing discussion, which you can visit here, discusses Blackboard and several other popular learning software platforms.

What type of courses do you offer? Are you teaching non credit courses?

Do you want to sell your courses and have the platform enroll students for you or are you looking to create for-credit courses as part of some university degree program?

Many colleges use/adopt Blackboard BUT many individuals are using MOOC platforms that let them make and sell their own non-credit and non-degree courses like Coursera.

Tell us more about what you teach and your type of courses and perhaps we can make a list of different software platforms that might meet your needs.

All the Best Vicky Phillips Get Educated

Bob85 wrote:

I want to deliver online course to my students. Could you guys recommend some useful online teaching tool for me?