LMS Comparison - cwilsie

  • : Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/fsaba/sdsu.edtechsource.com/home/sites/all/modules/views/includes/view.inc on line 1095.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/fsaba/sdsu.edtechsource.com/home/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 716.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/fsaba/sdsu.edtechsource.com/home/sites/all/modules/views/includes/filter.handlers.inc on line 570.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/fsaba/sdsu.edtechsource.com/home/sites/all/modules/views/includes/filter.handlers.inc on line 570.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_many_to_one::init() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::init(&$view, $options) in /home/fsaba/sdsu.edtechsource.com/home/sites/all/modules/views/includes/filter.handlers.inc on line 1562.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /home/fsaba/sdsu.edtechsource.com/home/sites/all/modules/views/includes/argument.handlers.inc on line 694.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_display::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/fsaba/sdsu.edtechsource.com/home/sites/all/modules/views/includes/plugins.inc on line 1861.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_display::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/fsaba/sdsu.edtechsource.com/home/sites/all/modules/views/includes/plugins.inc on line 1861.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/fsaba/sdsu.edtechsource.com/home/sites/all/modules/views/includes/plugins.inc on line 3100.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/fsaba/sdsu.edtechsource.com/home/sites/all/modules/views/includes/plugins.inc on line 3673.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/fsaba/sdsu.edtechsource.com/home/sites/all/modules/views/includes/plugins.inc on line 3673.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_comment::init() should be compatible with views_handler_field::init(&$view, $options) in /home/fsaba/sdsu.edtechsource.com/home/sites/all/modules/views/modules/comment.views.inc on line 480.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_username_comment::init() should be compatible with views_handler_field::init(&$view, $options) in /home/fsaba/sdsu.edtechsource.com/home/sites/all/modules/views/modules/comment.views.inc on line 527.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_node_new_comments::pre_render() should be compatible with views_handler_field::pre_render($values) in /home/fsaba/sdsu.edtechsource.com/home/sites/all/modules/views/modules/comment.views.inc on line 803.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_node_status::operator_form() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::operator_form(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/fsaba/sdsu.edtechsource.com/home/sites/all/modules/views/modules/node.views.inc on line 1112.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_accesslog_path::init() should be compatible with views_handler_field::init(&$view, $options) in /home/fsaba/sdsu.edtechsource.com/home/sites/all/modules/views/modules/statistics.views.inc on line 289.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_file::init() should be compatible with views_handler_field::init(&$view, $options) in /home/fsaba/sdsu.edtechsource.com/home/sites/all/modules/views/modules/system.views.inc on line 225.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_term_node_tid::value_validate() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::value_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/fsaba/sdsu.edtechsource.com/home/sites/all/modules/views/modules/taxonomy.views.inc on line 933.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_upload_description::init() should be compatible with views_handler_field::init(&$view, $options) in /home/fsaba/sdsu.edtechsource.com/home/sites/all/modules/views/modules/upload.views.inc on line 269.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_user::init() should be compatible with views_handler_field::init(&$view, $options) in /home/fsaba/sdsu.edtechsource.com/home/sites/all/modules/views/modules/user.views.inc on line 414.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_user_name::value_submit() should be compatible with views_handler_filter_in_operator::value_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/fsaba/sdsu.edtechsource.com/home/sites/all/modules/views/modules/user.views.inc on line 746.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_user_name::value_validate() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::value_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/fsaba/sdsu.edtechsource.com/home/sites/all/modules/views/modules/user.views.inc on line 746.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_content::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/fsaba/sdsu.edtechsource.com/home/sites/all/modules/cck/includes/content.views.inc on line 398.
  • strict warning: Declaration of date_api_argument_handler::init() should be compatible with views_handler_argument::init(&$view, &$options) in /home/fsaba/sdsu.edtechsource.com/home/sites/all/modules/date/date_api.views.inc on line 368.
  • strict warning: Declaration of date_api_argument_handler::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/fsaba/sdsu.edtechsource.com/home/sites/all/modules/date/date_api.views.inc on line 368.
  • strict warning: Declaration of date_plugin_display_attachment::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/fsaba/sdsu.edtechsource.com/home/sites/all/modules/date/date_api.views.inc on line 401.
  • strict warning: Declaration of date_api_filter_handler::value_validate() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::value_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/fsaba/sdsu.edtechsource.com/home/sites/all/modules/date/date_api.views.inc on line 895.
  • strict warning: Declaration of date_api_filter_handler::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/fsaba/sdsu.edtechsource.com/home/sites/all/modules/date/date_api.views.inc on line 895.
  • strict warning: Declaration of link_views_handler_filter_protocol::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/fsaba/sdsu.edtechsource.com/home/sites/all/modules/link/link.views.inc on line 188.
  • strict warning: Declaration of link_views_handler_argument_target::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/fsaba/sdsu.edtechsource.com/home/sites/all/modules/link/link.views.inc on line 331.
  • strict warning: Declaration of calendar_plugin_display_page::init() should be compatible with views_plugin_display::init(&$view, &$display, $options = NULL) in /home/fsaba/sdsu.edtechsource.com/home/sites/all/modules/calendar/calendar.views.inc on line 328.
  • strict warning: Declaration of calendar_plugin_display_page::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/fsaba/sdsu.edtechsource.com/home/sites/all/modules/calendar/calendar.views.inc on line 328.
  • strict warning: Declaration of calendar_plugin_display_block::init() should be compatible with views_plugin_display::init(&$view, &$display, $options = NULL) in /home/fsaba/sdsu.edtechsource.com/home/sites/all/modules/calendar/calendar.views.inc on line 397.
  • strict warning: Declaration of calendar_plugin_display_block::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/fsaba/sdsu.edtechsource.com/home/sites/all/modules/calendar/calendar.views.inc on line 397.
  • strict warning: Declaration of calendar_plugin_display_attachment::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/fsaba/sdsu.edtechsource.com/home/sites/all/modules/calendar/calendar.views.inc on line 486.
  • strict warning: Declaration of calendar_plugin_style::init() should be compatible with views_plugin_style::init(&$view, &$display, $options = NULL) in /home/fsaba/sdsu.edtechsource.com/home/sites/all/modules/calendar/calendar.views.inc on line 659.
  • strict warning: Declaration of calendar_view_plugin_style::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/fsaba/sdsu.edtechsource.com/home/sites/all/modules/calendar/calendar.views.inc on line 714.
  • strict warning: Declaration of calendar_plugin_style_ical::init() should be compatible with views_plugin_style::init(&$view, &$display, $options = NULL) in /home/fsaba/sdsu.edtechsource.com/home/sites/all/modules/calendar/calendar_ical.views.inc on line 243.
  • strict warning: Declaration of calendar_plugin_style_ical::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/fsaba/sdsu.edtechsource.com/home/sites/all/modules/calendar/calendar_ical.views.inc on line 243.

When I first approached this assignment, I went to EduTools and chose five LMS and clicked compare. I found all the information overwhelming, so after seeing that some other students had created their own template I decided to do that also using the project questions. I looked at three different LMS by themselves first (Scholar360, WebStudy, and Sakai) so I could get a grasp on what the information was. Once I was able to match their descriptions with the questions, I started to notice many similarities between them. There seems to be some basic features these all have:
ability to set up groups, posts can be peer reviewed, students can submit assignments using a drop box, forum has spell check, most have internal mail, you can search within the site, you can assign roles, etc., etc.

So I tried to focus on the things that were different or features that I liked. I mostly cut & pasted from EduTools to create the chart, and then I highlighted the features that were different or that I liked. Then I made further comments in the Admin/Student - Likes/Dislikes sections.

I will comment here on what I feel is a BIG difference between some of these systems. WebStudy and Scholar360 both have the ability to personalize assess to course content or material based on things like student performance or content completion. A third system (Sakai) will offer this feature in its next version also. This feature is a step toward being able to use a LMS to differentiate the content, which I think will be a strength of LMS to come. Neither Moodle and Blackboard, both of which are widely used, currently have this feature.