Educators have dealt with tremendous change in the past couple of years, particularly when it comes to edtech tools. At any given time, teachers are asked to grade, mediate, coach, accommodate and engage their students—and that’s in addition to teaching and lesson planning. The increase in available edtech tools has made it easier for teachers to streamline their work, helping them reclaim valuable time during their week. But many teachers are feeling burned out.
No two edtech tools are created equal, but the right learning management system (LMS) can make a tremendous difference for your district’s teachers. By consolidating several different tools under one umbrella, teachers have fewer platforms to worry about mastering and maintaining—and the same goes for their students.
Streamline Content Across Schools
Choosing an LMS that works for students of all ages is an effective way to streamline experiences across an educational journey. When students who are familiar with an LMS move from elementary school to junior high, they don’t need to spend time learning a new platform. They can dive straight into their schoolwork.
An LMS also streamlines professional development and learning. With so many tools under one banner, districts can reduce the amount of tech-related learning they need. This means that teachers can access more opportunities to pursue other interests. An effective LMS allows teachers to continue using the tools they love, while built-in integrations with other tools and student information systems (SISs) makes adopting and using an LMS streamlined and pain-free.
Give Quick and Timely Feedback
Providing quality feedback to students can be very time-consuming. The right LMS can enable teachers to easily provide feedback on all of their students’ assignments across multiple classes. Quizzes, assignments, rubrics and feedback all live in one easy-to-use place, making marking a breeze.
Personalized feedback is a great way to engage students and encourage them. Providing it in a timely manner is crucial to ensure students aren’t repeating mistakes on future assignments. Streamlining the process makes it easier for teachers to provide high-quality feedback quickly.
Incorporate Built-in Content
Opting for an LMS that comes with built-in content can remove a set of items from your teachers’ long to-do lists. Built-in content comes aligned with standards and offers a great supplement to a classroom; teachers can also customize and personalize it to suit their needs.
Combining content with an LMS means there’s one less platform to keep updated, putting more time in teachers’ hands to do what they love. Reducing the number of edtech tools that teachers need to manage can help them feel less burnout. Educators can easily keep localized content up to date, as it’s done automatically across all classes. Additionally, the content is built by teachers and education professionals, ensuring that the added convenience doesn’t compromise quality.
Embrace Better Classrooms
Download our free Learning Management System Evaluation Guide to determine what LMS is right for your district.
Chase Banger is a Content Marketing Specialist at D2L. An award-winning journalist and former communications specialist, he has a passion for helping people through education.
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