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Technology has come to a point where it is fully integrated into most American’s lives. With phones having more processing power than some computers, the educational system has made it a goal to keep up with the times and has taken it out of the classroom and brought it into homes all around the world. A Learning Management System (LMS) allows users to login from a server or sometimes mobile device and can either regulate their academic progress, assignments, and future goals; or even help to learn in their homes and earn a degree from their living room. There are many LMS packages to choose from but the two I will focus on are Brightspace and Moodle.
Brightspace formally known as Desire2Learn (D2L) is one of the leading LMSs on the market today. It is almost an entirely customizable system for both the teacher and the student. Teachers have a multitude of teaching methods to choose from to best fit their curriculum and then they simply plug the information in to be taught as well as shared automatically with Brightspace’s customizable content release software. Teachers can also enjoy a design wizard that makes designing a course quick and easy with little confusion or need for extra training on the software or integration thereof. Brightspace is an open platform system that also adheres to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 standards (WCAG) which allows the usability and compatibility with other technologies to be nearly unmatched (D2L, 2015). Two of the biggest features of Brightspace that sets it in a league of its own are its interactive nature and accessibility. Brightspace developers have worked hard to develop tools in the software that allow for maximum classroom-like interactions. Not only does this system utilize standards such as discussion boards, email, and instant messaging, but it uses VideoNote a web chat tool to allow students to interact…...

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