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Welcome to my web page for my “DIY LMS” presentation at TESL Ontario’s Fall 2015 Conference.



More often that not, in lieu of sharing my presentation, I create a web page like this one, with links to things I talk about and other useful information.

Also, after my presentations I will update these pages and engage with participants via the comments section or via email. If you have a question you’d like to ask and feel others might be interested please comment here. If it’s a more personal inquiry shoot me an email at: [email protected]


“DIY LMS” or “Do-it-yourself Learning Management System” is a topic that I’ve presented on a handful of times, including at TESL Toronto’s January 2014 Conference. I also ran my own online course on this topic in spring of 2014 (primarily using Schoology as my LMS).

LMS Chart = Comparison and “Mike’s Picks”

Here is the chart from my presentation. Of course it is simplified – you should follow the links and research the various options. (Also check out Capterra, link provided at end of page).


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Here are some topics and links to get us started (more to come!):

Learning Management Systems (LMS)

Group One: Blackboard / Moodle / Brightspace (aka Desire 2 Learn)

Group Two: Schoology / Edmodo / WordPress

Other: CourseSites


LMS videos at Lynda (Learning-Management-System-LMS-Fundamentals)

Blog Posts (How-To)

Steps to Setting Up Your LMS at Absorb LMS (7 Parts)

Six Tips to Extend Classroom to Cloud at Schoology


Top LMS Infographic at Capterra