Incorporating Powerful Integrations: Meeting Quality Design Standards in Today’s Learning Management Systems

Concurrent Session 5

Session Materials

Brief Abstract

Integrations aid in meeting quality standards for an exceptional student experience. Examples of integrations and how they help aid in meeting quality design standards will be presented.


David C. Dixon is a lifelong resident of Cumberland, Kentucky. He is 2004 graduate of Cumberland High School, 2005 graduate of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, 2008 graduate of Midway College with a Bachelor of Arts in Education, 2012 graduate of Argosy University with a Master of Arts in Education with emphasis in Teaching and Learning, 2014 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a Master of Arts in Education with emphasis in Library Science, and is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. David C. has been elected to the Cumberland City Council for four terms. He is also involved in many community activities and serves at the Multimedia/Public Relations Director for Church on the Hill-Cumberland Pentecostal Church. David C. has served as a K-12 educator for numerous years and worked in higher education since 2014. He has been with SKCTC in the role of the EPIC Project Team Leader for over three years. In addition to his duties as Project Team Leader for EPIC Project, he serves as a course developer, facilitator, and quality assurance reviewer. David C. is an experienced presenter on the national level having presented at OLC Accelerate, DevCon and BbWorld for several years. He also conducts professional development sessions for faculty and staff.

Extended Abstract

Incorporating powerful integrations that meet Quality Matters and Online Learning Consortium design standards to promote collaboration, manage curriculum, and support student learning is vitally important to faculty and instructional designers in higher education.

Today's hybrid and online course designs must meet high standards to achieve positive student outcomes. To do this, faculty members and instructional designers must work to meet a set number of standards. In order achieve this, some professionals use quality design standards such as the OLC Quality Scorecard.

During this session, a number of powerful integrations that are used in learning management systems will be introduced. It will be explained how these tools are used in the design of courses and how they meet the standards.

The goals of the session are to share knowledge of best practices, provide solutions to those seeking assistance for incorporating powerful integrations into their learning management systems that meet quality design standards, and to address the following topics:

1) Sensitize attendees to the ways in which integrations support meeting quality design standards.

2) Assess the usefulness of tools such as the Quality Scorecard provided by OLC.

3) Demonstrate useful integrations for student success.