A Course and Learning Management System (LSM) for higher education is a web-based system that assists the process of teaching and learning in an academic (college or university) environment.
Instancy Course Management System (CMS) or Learning Management System (LMS) for Higher Education enables students to access their course or class-related information online, including schedules, course objectives, digital study materials (such as documents, images, audio and video lessons), online or eLearning modules, exam preparation modules, online workbooks, and assignments. The centralized LMS server maintains all the student and course information and data.
Instancy Social Learning Management System takes the learning gateway further by enabling students to search faculty, staff, subject matter experts, and peers in order to connect with them online using online discussion forums, chat, email, and document sharing tools. It's about collaborative learning and accessing even other people to accomplish learning objectives.
Instancy Mobile Learning™ Management System
serves as an extension to the web-based LMS and enables students to access all the course information and study materials on a mobile device, such as an iPad, iPhone, Android, or Blackberry smartphone, etc. Students may use a mobile browser or a downloadable app on their devices. The study materials and course information may be downloaded to the device for convenience and easy access anyplace, anytime.
Through an easily-customizable web portal and course catalog interface, students may enroll securely in one or more courses based on their degree, continuing education, or certification program. An integrated payment and e-commerce system enables students to make online payments for various courses and study materials using credit card and other non-electronic payment methods.
Faculty members may access the Instancy Course Management System to manage their classes. They can upload and share with students all of the class-related documents and digital content such as audio, video, eBooks, assignments, and more. New discussion topics may be added easily. The built-in tools help faculty administer aspects of class management, including class schedules and activities, student attendance, posting homework and exam assignments, and managing grade books. Some of the online assignments may be graded automatically using objective questions such as multiple choice, fill-in-the blank, or matching questions - and some may be graded by faculty and teaching assistants using online workbooks with long answer responses or digital document submissions.
Instancy Course Management System also comes with an integrated Instancy Learning Content Management System (iLCMS) and Learning Object Repository (LOR) that enables faculty to create a sharable repository of online courses, modules, and multimedia resources. Built-in web-based authoring tools enable faculty and staff to create online or eLearning courses, online assessments (with question banks and randomization), exam preparation modules, online student surveys, and web pages.
Academic staff may access the CMS to manage many administrative processes such as student course catalog management with course descriptions, registration, payment and enrollment processes, class rosters and grades, provisioning study materials, and more.
A Course Management System is critical to academic success in today's Internet-based culture and trend towards globalization in academic environments. Faculty and students are becoming increasingly comfortable with the use of web and course management systems and course management systems are seen as an essential tool today.
With Instancy Social Learning Management System - our framework and fully integrated suite of applications - organizations benefit with immediate performance gains. Results include:
Rapid Deployment. Through our software-as-a-service (SaaS) hosted model, Instancy Social Learning Management System can be deployed in days (as opposed to weeks or months), enabling you to support faculty, students and staff to distribute and manage course information and content.
One Integrated Solution. Instancy brings together creation, management, and delivery components into one integrated framework. This allows you to mobilize your content and quickly distribute that content to the right individuals. You don't need to buy multiple tools and applications and hire an IT team to make it all work. We've done all that work for you!
It's Easy. Only Instancy allows your faculty and subject matter experts to create diverse content types as quickly using an innovative web-based authoring system. No programming or coding is required!
Open Architecture and Interoperability. Instancy Social Learning Management System is designed as an open architecture that is easy to integrate with Campus ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems, external digital libraries, and existing online courses using distance learning standards such as SCORM and IMS.
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