University of Oklahoma’s clean, visual LMS

Screen shot of UO’s learning management system

I was checking out a massive online course from University of Oklahoma, and I was pleasantly surprised by the platform they’re using. (Looks like it’s called JANUX, possibly a homegrown product.)

What I like about this:

  • It’s decidedly visual. Great care was taken to create a visual classroom space. It’s not just text. Every document and discussion has an image or video.
  • The content modules along the side are subtly connected to the calendar. (The date shows up next to each module when you hover over it.)
  • It’s fast.

It’s basically just the standard format everyone’s using right now, but it hits all my priorities. It looks appealing and places the media and materials into time and space in an intuitive way.

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