You may have heard of an LMS or learning management system. An LMS is an online service that hosts your course syllabus, other documents, class discussions, and more.
If you are new to Caruso Law, you may not have head of TWEN, an LMS that has been used here at Caruso Law for over two decades. In the Fall of 2020 we started moving toward using a new LMS that Pepperdine calls “Courses by Sakai” or simply “Courses.”
It may be interesting to note that Pepperdine University has been using Courses for over a decade so it isn’t new to the university, it’s just new to Caruso Law where the recent integrations with Zoom and other services have become must-haves for Caruso faculty and students. There are other advantages that Courses brings over TWEN but that’s a topic for another post.
Courses is the “go to” place for all things associated with your classes including Zoom links for your online classes, syllabi, recordings of classes and more.
To familiarize yourself with courses, the University IT group has developed some great resources here: https://community.pepperdine.edu/techlearn/tools/courses/student/