Learning Management System Policy
This policy is intended to aid the Marywood academic community members in the development and use of course creation and delivery to maximize student learning by providing consistency and integrity to the student experience.
Members of the Marywood faculty who curate an online presence for their course(s) must utilize the designated Learning Management System (LMS) as their primary method of conveyance regardless of the modality in which the course is offered. If schools, departments, programs, and classes have a preferred platform that differs from the University-designated LMS, they may continue to use it provided the first access is through the university LMS.
Learning Management System refers to software that allows for the administration, development, delivery, documentation and account of educational programs and/or courses.
Designated LMS refers to the current learning management system endorsed by the University.
Teaching Online, Hybrid, or Supplemented Courses
Members of the Marywood faculty who curate an online presence for their course(s) must utilize the designated LMS as their primary method of conveyance regardless of the modality in which the course is offered.
All courses taught using a technological modality must utilize the University-designated LMS as their primary on-line teaching platform. Marywood faculty members are able to and are encouraged to utilize and implement additional third-party resources and materials that best support student learning. It is important that these resources and activities be curated by faculty and accessed through the designated LMS to promote academic excellence and a unified community.
Purchase of additional software, supplements, and/or materials
Prior to purchasing any additional software, supplements, and/or resources, departments should consult Educational Technology Services to determine if the designated LMS will provide the desired features or successfully work in tandem with the specified resources. Doing so will continue to support a unified academic community as well as ensure the effective use of currently owned assets and monetary resources.