Collaboration & Web 2.0


Jenzabar Launches eLearning LMS with Synchronous Collaboration, In-Forum Grading

Jenzabar has released the newest version of its learning management system, Jenzabar eLearning (formerly eRacer), with synchronous collaboration tools and the ability to grade from within discussion forums.

Developers Encouraged to Create LTI Apps with $250 Awards

A new initiative to encourage development of Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) applications for education will reward developers with "bounty" money. The program is sponsored by a group of education technology vendors and the IMS Global Learning Consortium.

Study Ranks Accessibility of Top Learning Management Systems

A university study comparing learning management systems has concluded that the latest crop of learning management systems evaluated have made "significant progress" since the assessments started in 2005. However, one of the report's authors noted, "We believe much more needs to be done."

Why Your Campus Needs a Mobile Users Group

At decentralized universities, it can be difficult to share knowledge about teaching with mobile devices. A users group can help bridge the divide.

Edmentum Revs Adult Ed Courseware with New Search, Modularization

Online learning program provider Edmentum is making it easier to search its 100 units in reading, writing, and math to prepare adult learners for college or career. The update to Edmentum Higher Ed courseware, which includes content modularization, is available now.



HTML5 Moodle Mobile App Comes to Android, iOS

Moodle HQ has released an all-new HTML5-based mobile app for both Android and iOS.

Blackboard Brings Web Conferencing App to Android

Blackboard has updated its online collaboration and Web conferencing system, Blackboard Collaborate, and launched a version for Android.

Desire2Learn Learning Suite Update Beefs Up Predictive Analytics

Desire2Learn has introduced new functionality to its learning management suite, including new predictive analytics tools, improvements on the mobile and e-portfolio fronts, and an important addition in the area of accessibility.

Enhancing Coursework With Social Tools

Social media offer a way for students to collaborate in a familiar environment, whether in a public forum, private network, or somewhere in between.

Building a Do-It-Yourself LMS

BYU recently transitioned from a traditional learning management system to a homegrown solution.