End in Mind Weeks 4 & 5 Readings Unit/Lesson
Non-LMS Wiki For Week 5:
Non-LMS Toolkit
Next Steps

Non-LMS Wiki


You will work together with a team to research and experiment with various online services which might be utilized for developing a personal LMS.

First, if you have not done so already, complete the Non-LMS Topic/Team Selection / Critical Friend Selection survey so that your instructor can place you in teams.

Teams can communicate in any way they wish. It is recommended that teams use their Collaborate classrooms for meetings to organize tasks, but organization can also occur in shared Google Docs or any means the teams can agree upon.

Link to the Wiki is in the top navigation bar

Team Topics:

Community Assessment I
  • Community (learning network)
  • Discussion/Discourse
  • Peer Mentoring/Helping
  • Communication (student-student, student-teacher, student-world?)
  • Collaboration (wikis, group work...)
  • ePortfolio
  • Reflection/Journals
  • Grade book
  • Presenting
Content Assessment II
  • Dashboard (Where will students go first?)
  • Content/Lessons/Presentations
  • Processing Tools
  • File-sharing
  • Calendar
  • Assignment (handing-in, feedback)
  • Feedback (student-student, teacher-student)
  • Self-evaluations/peer-evaluations
  • Quizzing

Once a team has a topic, you will meet to break up the work. How you do this is up to you.

Example: The Assessment II folks might have one or two people looking into quizzing tools and services. Or, they might want to all research all of the topics in their category and come back together to share and compare.


Each person will find and review several tools.

You will probably want to go beyond "traditional" research practices for your search. This is where you might want to begin using some of your professional learning community. One person might Tweet a request for resources while another searches their Diigo/Delicious groups for reviewed and recommended resources.

If each person comes up with three to five resources that should be considered, you will end up with 15 to 25 vetted resources for each of the quadrant areas above.


Add your three to five resources to the Non-LMS Wiki.

Remember to include:

  • The resource name and link in bold,
  • Your name,
  • A visual assessment in the form of stars, and
  • A description of the resource, pros and cons, uses, and an assessment of worth.
Recommend that you use this resource if there is nothing else available. This resource is useful, but has several limitations or complexities that may make it's use somewhat difficult.
High recommendation to use this resource, but with a few reservations due to complexity, limitations in robustness, or other hesitations you might have.
Unreserved recommendation to use this resource. It is superfreaky good.

Find the Non-LMS Wiki here (In case you have missed links above)


As you are well aware, the variety of tools available for your use in developing a set of services and resources you call your personal LMS is staggering. The links below are simply to get you started. If you are aware of other services that you feel match, or exceed, the following links in their scope, please email a link to your Instructor.


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