LMS Preconference August 2

The LMS Preconference will be held in our Co-Lab located in the OCB Building on campus

The JCCC Campus is located at the corner of College Blvd and Quivira
12345 College Boulevard
Overland Park. Kansas 66210


Learning Management Systems (LMSes) have been a core part of distance learning for years. They enable basic functions for learning:  learner enrollment and verification, intercommunication, interactivity, collaboration, access to digital resources, test-taking, and grade recording, among others.

Of late, there have been a number of advancements in these systems.

  • Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have been launched from LMSes and dedicated online learning systems.
  • Third-party contents and applications have been created for integration with LMSes.
  • LMS data have been made available on data dashboards and data portals. The data have been analyzed using various types of machine learning in order to find insights about how to support learners.

LMS Preconference Event Inspiration

In this golden age of LMSes, C2C participants expressed interest in having more presentations on LMSes and related topics.  A small team out of  Butler Community College proposed an inaugural LMS Preconference in order to provide a venue for professionals to share their insights.  There are multiple LMS-based tracks in this preconference, including Canvas, Moodle, and Blackboard. There are also a non-LMS-based track, for topics that may apply across LMS platforms.


There are five (5) tracks for this inaugural LMS Preconference:  Canvas Track (2), Moodle and D2L, Blackboard, and Other.  The schedule follows.


LMS Preconference Schedule 
Room OCB 100P
(80 seats)
Canvas Track
Room OCB 107
(24 seats)
Canvas Track
Room OCB 142
(24 seats)
Moodle and D2L
Room OCB144
(26 seats)
Room OCB 120
(Corner 20 Seats)
1. – 1:50 p.m. Assessment, Outcomes and Rubrics: Oh My!

(Catterson & O’Meara)

Canvas Meets Zoom Recording


10 Suggestions for improving your Moodle in 2017:  Q & A Panel with a “Particularly Helpful Moodler”



Leveraging Reusable HTML Objects to Manage Course Content


Using the Qualtrics Research Suite as a Training LMS


2 – 2:50 p.m. Leveraging “Flat Files” from the Canvas LMS Data Portal (at K-State)



Using Collaborative and Cooperative Learning Strategies in Canvas


Brightspace LMS



KUMC Move from Self Hosted to Blackboard SaaS

(Threlkeld & Hooper)

Google Inspired Personal Learning Environments instead of Blackboard

(Moody & Jones)

3 – 3: 50 p.m. Recharging Graduate Research Workshops using Canvas


It’s almost Magic. Embedding LibGuides in Canvas Courses using Springshare’s Automagic LTI Tool


Using the “Lesson” Activity Module in Moodle as a Primary Building Block for Online Courses



Connect & Engage with Collaborate Ultra


Making the Most of the File Upload Feature in an LMS


4 – 4:50 p.m.    

LMS Panel Discussion 

Scott Finkeldei, panel lead moderator

The invited panel members include the following:

  • Meg McGranahan
  • Ed Lovitt
  • Rob Gibson, and
  • Marty Crossland


Please visit the “Session Descriptions and Presenters” page for more information.