The LMS framework provides a practical overview of elements to include in a subject presence on the LMS.
The framework is outlined in the Melbourne CSHE publication 'Creating Effective Websites for University Teaching: an educational framework'.
The LMS framework suggests basic features essential to supporting learning in subject websites:
- Handbook link
- Staff information with contact details and consultation times
- Subject description and outline
- Online readings and resources
- Assessment schedule and information about assessment criteria
- Online assignment submission and assessment feedback for students
- Student support information including a link to the relevant Student Centre.
Additional features to support interactive and collaborative learning such as links to Lecture Capture recordings, the use of tools like blogs and wikis, online self-assessment tasks, and the use of Turnitin for longer assignments are recommended for effective LMS subject sites.
The staff intranet at the Provost website has more resources.
Detailed discipline policies regarding LMS presence for subjects are available from most faculty and graduate school websites.