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Specifics of Course Management System Benefits for New University Faculty

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Author(s): Gavin Porter

Journal: Higher Education Studies
ISSN 1925-4741

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Date: 2011;
Original page

ABSTRACT
A comparison of courses that do or do not utilize a Course Management System (CMS) was undertaken from the standpoint of a new faculty member. Seven distinct advantages were found with CMS implementation including initial tutorial group set-ups, email communication, sharing of student generated products, sharing of instructor-generated products, collection of assignments, delivery of graded assignments, and plagiarism checks. CMS training that precedes the start of a course is recommended for new teaching staff, particularly for large courses of greater than 100 students, where CMS implementation has substantial benefits.
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