Have That? Try This! WordPress as an LMS

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DevLearn 2016 Conference & Expo - November 17, 2016

Krista Lambert

Instructional Designer
Justice Institute of British Columbia

Melanie Meyers

Senior Instructional Designer
Justice Institute of British Columbia

If you’re looking for your first LMS (or starting fresh by leaving an old one behind), the number of choices you have can be overwhelming. But there’s one option you may not have thought of that can be a surprisingly good nontraditional solution, particularly if you’re working with bundling open or microlearning courses: using WordPress.

In this session, you’ll find out more about the challenges, constraints, and affordances of using WordPress as your LMS. Through real examples of this approach used with several online open courses, you’ll find out more about how features like open badges, emailing, tracking, activity/assessment tools, mobile delivery, and multimedia development actually function when you use WordPress in this way. By the end of this session, you’ll know everything you need to begin setting up your own open or microlearning portal through this unusual, but effective, LMS option.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to bundle open online courses
  • How open LMS platforms inform the design and delivery of content
  • How to evaluate the suitability of WordPress plugins and third-party applications
  • How to create a low-cost open or microlearning solution

Audience:
Novice and intermediate designers, developers, project managers, and managers.

Technology discussed in this session:
WordPress with LearnDash LMS.

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