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itslearning LMS Expands Platform Support, Adds Custom Learning Objectives
itslearning has added new features
to its cloud-based learning management system (LMS), including numerous features
geared toward student-focused, personalized learning.
According to the company, itslearning's "integrated lesson planner is now
accessible on any device," so teachers can more easily share lessons and their
related resources and activities with students and parents. Additionally, the
platform now offers a custom learning objectives repository, in addition to its
existing national learning objectives repository, and teachers can share student
learning objectives with students and parents.
The custom learning objective repository also supports professional
development for teachers and staff. Districts can add standards like the Georgia
Teacher Keys Effectiveness System (TKES) to the repository and align them with
professional development resources. Districts that use standards-aligned
assessment criteria for teacher evaluations can enter the assessment results in
the itslearning recommendation engine to identify relevant professional
development resources for teachers.
The itslearning mentoring feature "now allows students to be assigned to a
mentor when developing individual learning plans," according to the company.
While school counselors have traditionally served as student mentors,
itslearning now offers more mentoring options, including community members as
student mentors and master teachers as mentors of new teachers.
New features of itslearning include:
- Student-focused lesson planner;
- Customizable site-level learning objectives for student learning goals;
- Improvements in the mentor/mentee relationship for individual learning
- Enhancements to the shared calendar, including improved interactivity,
collaboration, filtering, navigation, event categorization and resizing; and
- Interface to access Dropbox account and upload files from Dropbox to
Further information about the itslearning update can be found on the
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