Features of and Student Responses to Microsoft Teams as a Learning Management System





Digital tools, from spreadsheets to process simulators, used by chemical engineers in industrial settings have become embedded into the chemical engineering curriculum in recent decades. One class of tools, learning management systems, is ubiquitous in academia with limited or no use once working as an engineer. However, many new communications and productivity tools became more prevalent during the COVID-19 pandemic when remote work was dictated. Industrial communication tools e.g., Slack, Microsoft Teams, and Google Chat are currently used in industry and integration in a classroom setting prepares students for collaborations and communications in the real world.

This paper will describe the use of one of these communication tools (Microsoft Teams) as an integrated Learning Management System with featured learning tools. Examples of these learning tools include communicating in real time (chat, hybrid synchronous lectures and one-on-one or group audio/video calls), providing and recording assessments, conducting anonymous real time surveys and feedback, deploying recorded lectures with integrated quizzes for post-lecture viewing, repository for in-class problem solving etc.

Author Biographies

Damilola Daramola, Ohio University

Damilola A. Daramola is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry & Chemical Biology at Northeastern University. He was previously an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at Ohio University, where he earned BS and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering. His current research involves electrified resource recovery from wastewater, solvolytic polymer upcycling and particulate-filler thermoset composites. Dr. Daramola’s website is  http://thereproducelab.com. ORCID: 0000-0002-6737-415X

Matthew Liberatore, University of Toledo

Matthew W. Liberatore is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Toledo. He earned a BS degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and MS and PhD degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, all in chemical engineering. His current research involves the rheology of complex fluids as well as active learning, reverse engineering online videos, and interactive textbooks. Dr. Liberatore’s website is http://www.utoledo.edu/engineering/chemical-engineering/liberatore/.





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