LAMS 2.0 Documentation

Table of Content

What is LAMS?

LAMS is a revolutionary new tool for designing, managing and delivering online collaborative learning activities. It provides teachers with a highly intuitive visual authoring environment for creating sequences of learning activities. These activities can include a range of individual tasks, small group work and whole class activities based on both content and collaboration. LAMS can be used as a stand alone system or in combination with other learning management systems (LMS) such as Moodle, WebCT or BlackBoard.

LAMS provides teachers with a visual authoring environment for creating, storing and re-using sequences of learning activities. Teachers drag and drop activities into the authoring interface and then join the activities together to produce a learning sequence. This workflow model is what principally distinguishes LAMS from other more content based LMS by providing teachers and learners with sequences of activities with a high level of interactivity and collaboration. LAMS has a wide range of tools designed to be used for a range of pedagogical approaches, by teachers and students with varying levels of technical expertise.

See a video on the fundamentals of LAMS

Why would I use LAMS?

There are many key benefits on why using LAMS, here are just a few:

Find out who is using LAMS?

What's new in LAMS 2.0?

New Features

  • Rich Text Editor (Embed Video, Audio and general media)
  • New Groupings (Teacher allocate)
  • Portfolio exports (Student and Teacher)
  • Internationalization
  • Teacher instructions
  • All tools can "run offline"
  • Force Complete
  • Preview (jump ahead)
  • Statistics for all tools
  • New Gates (Timed)

Improvements

  • No more sequence locking
  • Workspace
  • Multiple monitors
  • Reflections for all tools
  • Import/Export incorporates files
  • Chat blocking solved
  • Tool Editing page overhauled
  • Teacher participation in activities
  • Monitor able to access any group
  • Edit Tool Content in Monitor

Techical Improvements

  • Tools contract
  • Skinnable
  • Scalability
  • Multiple databases
  • LDAP
  • Improved user management
  • Combined activities
  • Improved LMS integration
  • Configurable Default Tool Content
  • IMS LD Level A Export

How to Use LAMS

LAMS Tutorials

A great place to start is viewing these Animations.
For more specific information, there are the Wiki pages listed below.

Author

Monitor

Tools

These pages contain details on using LAMS Activities to their full potential.

You can also Download and View the Teacher's Guide to LAMS 2.0 in .pdf format.

System Adminstrators' Guide

Installation and Configuration

General Administration