Not all Online Classroom programs are created equal. While many programs have features that seem like the perfect fit, those features may not be included at all tiers or might be difficult to set up on your own. Launching your own online classroom can seem like a daunting task and some companies haven’t built platforms that have the educator in mind. We’ve compiled a checklist of features to guide you in your search for the best program to introduce in your classroom
Not every learner is the same. When you’re looking into starting an online classroom, you’ll find that variety of content is key. It’s easy to present a slideshow, but you might not be reaching every student with a different learning style. When looking for an online classroom product, look for the ability to include videos, audio clips, quizzes, and community based projects to ensure that everyone’s learning style is met. Lucid LMS is equipped to support any kind of rich, interactive content that you want to bring to the classroom.
In a mobile world, it’s crucial that you and your students can access classroom material and homework anywhere you might be – at home or on the go. Multi-device compatibility is a must when choosing an Online Classroom program and Lucid LMS has mobile in mind. Everything in your Online Classroom with Lucid LMS will work on any device without any bulky software to install so that you and your students can access courses with whatever device you have.
It might seem difficult to re-create the community that an in-person classroom fosters. Collaborative work in education is proven to be a desired skill in the workplace, and the ability to teach that skill in your Online Classroom prepares your students for the future. At Lucid LMS, we strive to enable you to bring everyone together from their screen with BuddyPress, an easy to implement environment for students to collaborate, discuss classwork, and communicate with the educator.
With some Online Classroom programs, you’re expected to be a master developer to create beautiful, meaningful content for your students. Not everyone has the skills to write code, and with Lucid LMS we don’t expect you to! You should be able to tweak the way your online classroom looks and feels on the fly. Our intuitive drag-and-drop UI helps you do that.
Many courses require a progressive learning approach, where one concept builds on another. Some ambitious students might like to work ahead and could get confused or miss out on critical information. Lucid LMS gives you control of when your content is accessible; whether you want to release content in stages or turn off access to content during test time, it’s your material and your classroom and Lucid LMS provides the freedom to run your classroom as you intend.
One of the benefits of an online classroom is that as an educator, you’re able to provide your students with accurate, up-to-date feedback on work through instant quiz results, easy-to-find grading, and messaging directly and privately to a student unlike a traditional classroom. It’s also important that all the stakeholders in the student’s education have access to this feedback, such as a parent or employer. Lucid LMS provides this all to you. The ability to feel like you are one-on-one with your students, even though you might be miles away, should be a key requirement of your Online Classroom program.
Your Online Classroom program should have your success and growth in mind. Many programs offer a few compatibilities to connect to your Classroom. Lucid LMS is developer friendly and we’re ready to help you connect the tools you’re using today. The best tools are the ones you have, and we want to make sure you’re at your teaching best so we’ll work with you to ensure you have access to the software and tools you need to help your students succeed.
Ultimately, the biggest factor in your search for an Online Classroom program is how it works for your students and you. These 7 factors should help guide you to the best program for your needs, and Lucid LMS took these factors as the road map for our platform. Lucid LMS is built from the ground up to ensure that you, an educator, can spend less time on struggling with complicated processes and more time on doing what you love, teaching.