This was one of the most interesting quest for me. I currently use Goggle Forms, Sophia, Remind 101 and my own website in my classroom. My school has Infinite Campus to maintain student data, attendance, gradebooks, etc. I had never heard of an LMS system, though I guess in some ways I have been using them on a restricted basis.
Having an LMS system would be great. I realize that cost is a huge barrier, but as I learned in my research Google is jumping in with an LMS, but in the small county I work in, I don’t think they will adapt a full LMS system. As I worked through the quest I researched different LMS systems and their seemed to be more positive comments about Schoology. However, I wasn’t successful with Schoology and switched to Blackboard Collaborate due to my inexperience in this area. I learned about SCROM files and SoftChalk.
Since completing this quest, I have been placing my PowerPoints in Schoology to gain some real time experience with an LMS. I have not added assignments at this time because I honestly don’t know if that would be allowed by my administration.