CourseNetworking has taken the engaging, social features of thecn.com and the convenience of LTI (Learning Tool Interoperability) capabilities of an LMS and wrapped them into a new and improved online discussion forum: CN Post. Certified by IMS, this free LTI integration tool can be easily added to any existing LMS including Moodle, Blackboard, Canvas, Desire2Learn, Sakai and more.
This new mini version of CourseNetworking automatically creates user accounts and corresponding CN course sites when users click through from their integrated LMS. It shows users the course feed and allows them to create posts, polls, reflections, and more all within their LMS browser window. CN Post helps courses become more resourceful as it breaks down the walls of traditional classrooms by not only opening students up to more learning opportunities globally, but also by giving them intuitive ways to quiz their peers, share helpful learning resources, ask questions, search posts by hashtags and more.
CN Post is set to have its first release at IU campuses before the start of the fall 2015 semester as it has been integrated into the IU Canvas LMS Network. Integration with other LMS is not only free to all educational institutions worldwide, but is an easy process as well. Interested admin parties can simply email email@example.com for more information. Workshop webinars are offered free of charge to both course instructors and institution administrators.