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Manage course materials (image, video, audio, text)

House entire courses online

ELMS can accomodate all of your course materials, including text documents, presentations, podcasts, blogs, wikis, voice assignments, discussion boards, live chatrooms, library course reserves, etc.




Reserve materials from the library

All library course reserves are now being requested through ELMS. Digital content requested will be uploaded to your ELMS course space, so that students can view the material from their browser.




Find, upload, store, manage, and share images



To manage a collection of images, the University of Maryland offers the ARTstor database and LUNA. ARTstor is a large digital library of image collections from a variety of museums and institutions. ARTstor is good for finding high-quality images to incorporate into your class. The OIV, or Offline Image Viewer, is a presentation tool that is suitable for creating image-based presentations. LUNA, however, is capable of storing massive quantities of images that are more searchable due to a system of tagging and access can be limited through the University's directory system. LUNA also allows you to incorporate audio and video files into your collection.



There are several good photo management options available for free or for a small subscription fee. Flickr is a social network of users who can tag their images, making it easier to share photos with others. Google's Picasa may lack the social features of Flickr, but is better at organizing and uploading photos from your desktop onto the web.