Learning Management Systems
The Learning Management System (LMS, called a Course Management System or CMS by some) is your "home base" for online courses. You have access to your schedule, assignments, course syllabus, discussion forums and grades through the LMS. You'll first log into the LMS to see a listing of courses to which you have access. Clicking on a course title will bring you to that course's space within the LMS. It is in that course space that you will find your course readings, other assignments, announcements from your instructor, etc. There you will also find links to any other technologies used by the course, such as wikis, blogs, and Collaborate virtual offices.
The University of Illinois currently supports Illinois Compass 2G and Moodle, depending upon your specific situation.