A Learning Management System (LMS) is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, automation and delivery of educational courses, training programs, or learning and development programs. The learning management system concept emerged directly from e-Learning. The first LMS appeared in the higher education sector. Learning Management Systems make up the largest segment of the learning system market. The first introduction of the LMS was in the late 1990s.
Learning management systems were designed to identify training and learning gaps, utilizing analytical data and reporting. LMSs are focused on online learning delivery but support a range of uses, acting as a platform for online content, including courses, both asynchronous based and synchronous based. An LMS may offer classroom management for instructor-led training or a flipped classroom, used in higher education.
Our college having 3 virtual classrooms, 1 Digital Classroom and 3 classrooms with LCD projectors. We introduced the LMS in the year 2018-19. For this we got the approval of Google Workspace for Education from Google. Using this Google Workspace we have created mail ids for all the students and staff with college domain. We have created yearwise and groupwise sperate Google classrooms also. Students and staff are utilising the Googel classrooms more effectively and effciently during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Staff conducting the assignments, tests, quizzes and posting of materials, notes and videos in the Google classrooms. Live online classes were also conducted using Google Meet, Cisco Webex platforms.
We are using the following LMS tools at present in our college. For conducting online classes more effectively we have established 3 private broadband network connections with a speed of 40 MBPS, each besides one BSNL broadband connection.
1. Google Classrooms.
3. Google Meet.
Our college having Youtube channel. Our staff are recording their lessons using various recording tools and uploading into our college youtube channel, then the students can view the lessons in their liesure times also.