itslearning consists of a number of different features which are especially tailored for the education sector. This page describes the most important functionality. Click the links below for more information, video tutorials and resources.
A course in itslearning is a workspace with a limited number of participants. Teachers can use course pages to administer classes, add tests and assignments, and to store files and documents relevant to the course.
For most teachers, the course pages are the central pillar of their itslearning use. They use the course page to store course-specific information – such as files, folders and links – to set assignments and tests, and to keep track of their students' progress.
All teachers are different, so the itslearning course pages don't follow any specific educational principles: instead teachers are entirely free to build courses their own way. Teachers can use any of the tools in itslearning in their courses, including discussion forums, surveys and videos.
Teachers also use the course page to administer the class. For example, teachers can keep track of absence, set tests and mark homework assignments using the plagarism tool – all from the course page. It's also possible to attach learning objectives to the different assignments and tests, making it easier for both teachers and learners to check progress against the curriculum.
Students can keep work portfolios connected to the course, showcasing their best work. These portfolios can be kept private or made available to the general public on the internet.
Lyndsey Dudaniec, Head of ITC at Accrington Academy in the UK, shows how her school uses courses.
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