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While TheLMSapp can manage all asynchronous training in tablet devices you may need to extend your elearning program with synchronous activities as well. There are a number of options for teleconference platforms that work on iPad devices, in this post we give you a quick guide about how to integrate with WizIQ:

The WizIQ Platform includes everything you need to take your teaching online, from a virtual classroom, to functionality to create and deliver courses with assessment tools and content sharing feature. WizIQ provides exclusive features that save time and enhance collaboration between students and teachers. WizIQ also integrates with other Learning Management Systems and websites through well-documented API, allowing anyone, whether a middle school teacher, a private tutor, a test prep company, a university, or anything in between to start teaching online.

WizIQ provides a moodle plugin allowing you to integrate it with your moodle installation and manage virtual classrooms within your moodle LMS. You can find additional information and installation instructions here.

How TheLMSapp users can gain access

With WizIQ you can insert links for joining a teleconference within your moodle LMS while users will also need to install the standalone WizIQ iPad app. Once a teleconference link is tapped within your TheLMSapp enabled moodle the user will be automatically redirected to the standalone WizIQ app to begin the WizIQ teleconference session. The selected class will automatically load in WizIQ app and the user will be in the class without any manual steps.

Have a look at the screens below for an overview of the process.

Schools are working hard to provide their students with technology-enhanced learning, but at the moment they’re falling short. CDW•G’s 2011 21st Century Classroom Report found that 86 percent of students use technology more outside of school than they do in class. A major reason is access. Although many schools provide notebook carts and computer labs, students often have to leave the classroom and go to another part of the school to use a computer or share time with other students.

A “bring your own device” (BYOD) initiative overcomes this access hurdle, much as one-to-one computing programs do, but without the capital costs associated with purchasing the technology or the need to refresh, support and train users. With BYOD, students are responsible for figuring out and fixing their own devices.

Schools that have embraced BYOD are enjoying other benefits as well:

Schools meet students’ “digital expectations.” The current generation of students has grown up with technology and want to use it in every aspect of their daily lives — including school. They have an expectation that the same technology they use at home will be available at school.

Schools invested heavily in classroom and mobile learning technologies recognize this demand and are trying to meet it. Unfortunately, it’s not happening everywhere, as the 21st Century Classroom Report reveals: Just 39 percent of high school students said that their school is currently meeting their technology expectations.

Student participation increases. Students like using their personal devices, so they become engaged in whatever it is that they’re doing with them — including classwork, which becomes even more interactive when everyone has access to technology. Unlike a school-provided device, the personal device (and the desire to continue using it) goes home with the student. In this way, BYOD enables and fosters 24×7 learning.

Student collaboration and communication increases. According to the21st Century Classroom Report, 59 percent of students use technology to communicate with other students and 14 percent use it to communicate with teachers — but just 23 percent leverage its potential for collaboration.

A BYOD initiative, paired with the development of web-based learning management systems, class-specific social networking spaces and academic applications, can provide students with far greater opportunities to interact virtually with teachers, study with online tutors and work with other students on assignments, projects and content creation.

The digital divide is reduced. Instead of spending dollars to buy redundant learning devices for students who already own such tools, school IT departments can invest that money in devices for students who lack their own.

Source: ED Tech

TheLMSapp allows you to connect to your LMS within a unified environment. The goal is to be able to use the same client application to connect to any of the supported LMSs. In order to achieve that we had to put a lot of effort to simplify the way users navigate around the app.

Sidebar for easy menu access

All menu items are easily accessible within the sidebar. That allows for a clean UI that focuses on each screen’s main content. From the sidebar menu you have easy access to your available courses, your profile, messages, announcements, grades and the calendar.

Quick navigation button

After you have logged in to your LMS you can find the quick navigation button located at the bottom left corner. It is always visible and allows you to move between the main screen and the LMS screen, go one step back or return to the main LMS screen.

Get TheLMSapp

Download TheLMSapp from the App Store and connect to the default LMS installation (TheLMSapp LMS). You can browse through available info about the app and courses and you can register a new account for free that will give you immediate access to available courses. If you want to connect TheLMSapp to your LMS sign up for the beta testing.


Now you can download and install TheLMSapp plugin to your moodle installation and make it accessible from TheLMSapp for iPad.

TheLMSapp puts an entire Learning Management System (LMS) at your fingertips. You no longer need to open a desktop or a laptop computer to access elearning courses, your elearning schedule or check forums and messages you exchange with your tutor or your fellow students.

TheLMSapp consists of two functional modules:

(1) TheLMSapp plugin, which is LMS specific, and is installed as a plugin in an LMS installation and

(2) TheLMSapp client application for tablet devices, which is LMS agnostic, and can be downloaded from the App Store/Google Play/Microsoft Marketplace.

Now, moodle administrators can install TheLMSapp plugin in order to make their LMS accessible from the client app. When the user opens the client application for the first time he/she can select in which of the available LMSs wants to connect. Upon successful connection the user can access all LMS functionality (courses, messages, calendar and so on) within TheLMSapp.

to download the plugin and make your moodle LMS accessible from TheLMSapp for iPad

TheLMSapp puts an entire Learning Management System (LMS) at your fingertips. You no longer need to open a desktop or a laptop computer to access elearning courses, your elearning schedule or check forums and messages you exchange with your tutor or your fellow students.

How to use TheLMSapp

Download TheLMSapp from the App Store and connect to the default LMS installation (TheLMSapp LMS). You can browse through available info about the app and courses and you can register a new account for free that will give you immediate access to available courses.

Currently there are two courses available:

  • an introductory course, called How to use the application, that will give you more info about TheLMSapp and
  • a course that will help you learn how to use Microsoft Word (provided by elearning company SQLearn).

Beta testing list

If you are interested to install TheLMSapp plugin to your LMS subscribe to our beta testing list, if you want to upload your courses to our LMS drop us a line to send you detailed instructions. Courses will be available from TheLMSapp for iPad and from Learn TheLMSapp website.

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In order to fully experience TheLMSapp to an iPad device you will need to have or to develop HTML5 elearning courses. As it is established by now, iPad does not support (or ever will) Adobe’s flash. Fortunately there are many great ways to produce HTML5 courses and all major elearning authoring tools have added support to export courses in HTML5 format.

So, when it actually comes to HTML5 course design and development there are a number of authoring tools to get the job done. Considering that a couple of years ago there was only one or two authoring tools that supported HTML5 export you realize that we have come a long way and that this is the way that things will be moving to in the upcoming years. Here is a list of the major elearning authoring tools that support HTML5:

Other great (and free!) tools you can use to create your courses include:

  1. YouTube
  2. Slideshare
  3. Scribd
  4. Google Hangouts
  5. Ustream
  6. Jing
  7. Screenr

Create your HTML5 course using the authoring tool of your choice and have a look at our default LMS installationSign up if you want to upload your courses. They will be available from the desktop website and from TheLMSapp iPad application as well!

If you want to try TheLMSapp with your LMS sign up for the beta.

Do you have an HTML5 authoring tool to add to the list? Post it in the comments.

TheLMSapp puts an entire Learning Management System (LMS) at your fingertips. You no longer need to open a desktop or a laptop computer to access elearning courses, your elearning schedule or check forums and messages you exchange with your tutor or your fellow students. Watch a demo video of TheLMS app for iPad connecting to moodle LMS.

TheLMSapp short presentation from TheLMSapp on Vimeo.

TheLMSapp puts an entire Learning Management System (LMS) at your fingertips, eliminating the need for a desktop or a laptop computer. TheLMSapp is expanding the elearning experience both inside and outside the classroom. Students can track their assignments, take notes, and study. Tutors can give lessons, monitor progress, and stay organized.