University Students’ Expectations of Teacher Use of an LMS, Pt. 2
In winter 2006, students at the University of Denver also using Blackboard as their LMS expressed general satisfaction with it. They were very pleased because of the LMS’s ease of use, the flexible access to learning materials, enhanced communication with educators and fellow learners, and facilitated collaboration on group projects. As well, students appreciated the constant access to grades and assignments.
What students were overall dissatisfied with were that not all educators used the LMS, that of those teachers who did, some only barely used it, that many who used the LMS didn’t effectively know how to reap its benefits, that its use was inconsistent, and that some teachers relied wholeheartedly on the system, instead of incorporating varied teaching modes into the courses.