A system does not run in isolation. Running an enterprise-level course management solution within a campus environment requires coupling to administrative systems:
- User management, authentication, authorization, and single sign-on
- Registrar’s office and course enrollment
- Photo directories
- Scoring office
- Faculty/staff/student directory integration
Every campus is different, as these administrative system grow historically. The LON-CAPA group has experience integrating course management into campus infrastructures large and small, and LON-CAPA-NG will take advantage of this experience by providing secure, flexible interfaces to your existing systems.
Content that has been woven together can immediately be used in courses, there are no exporting and importing hoops to go through – and no compatibility problems, either. The system provides the navigation and management of dates and associated discussions.
Learners are presented with a coherent user experience, which does not require them to switch back and forth between systems, juggle different user interfaces, or navigate back and forth between different components of a course. Course components can be arranged by pedagogical considerations rather than according to system cubbyholes: assessment can be embedded into content, discussions can be attached to content, etc.