What is Courses?
"Courses" is the name of Pepperdine University's primary Learning Management System (LMS). Courses is powered by Sakai, an open source platform created by educators for educators. As a user of Sakai, Pepperdine University is a participant of a global community of academic institutions. This global community is committed to the goal of creating a powerful, flexible tool that enhances teaching and learning.
In addition, the Courses platform:
- creates a shared learning space for students and professors to engage in conversation about a range of topics.
- is made up of course sites, project sites, and personal sites.
- offers tools for assessment, communication, collaboration, and more.
- strongly aligns with Pepperdine's mission of Purpose, Service, and Leadership, and as Pepperdine contributes to the global Sakai community, we embody our University motto: "Freely ye received, freely give" (Matthew 10:8).