This presentation discusses using LibGuides for your course content instead of the traditional LMS (Blackboard, Canvas, D2L, etc.).
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If you'd like to try and take your course completely out of the LMS environment, i.e. completely in LG, perhaps some of these resources can help.
Review of Engrade: http://edtechreview.in/reviews/176-engrade-online-tool-set-for-teachers