Open Source Solutions


Moving to an Open Source LMS: 3 Stories

With open source learning management systems offering an increasingly rich slate of features and add-ons, more schools are considering a move. Smaller colleges and universities, which may hesitate owing to concerns over support, often turn to third-party companies for help.

Microsoft Plugin Connects Office to Moodle

Microsoft has released a new plugin that lets Office users connect directly with the open source learning management system Moodle.

joule 1.1 Gets New Chat, Forum Tools

Moodlerooms has released an update to joule, its learning management system based on the open source Moodle platform. The latest release, version 1.1, expands support for chat and adds new forum features and enhanced administration.

Moodle 1.9.8 Tackles Security Vulnerabilities

Moodle has released an update to its open source learning management system for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux.

Indiana U and U Hawaii Pursue Open Source Help Desk System

Indiana University and the University of Hawaii are wooing partners to help build an open source IT support solution specifically for higher education.



Rutgers Installing Crescendo Controller for Sakai Load Balancing

Rutgers University in New Jersey has selected an application delivery controller from Crescendo Networks to optimize performance of its Sakai learning management system.

Companies Look To Grow Moodle LMS Video Usage

Two companies have teamed up to expand the use of video capabilities in the Moodle online course management system.

Oracle Changes Solaris 10 Licensing and Support Options

Now that Oracle has completed its acquisition of Sun, its strategy for Solaris customer support is becoming more clear. And that starts with changes to the license and support terms that may limit use of Solaris 10.

Moodle Connects with Adobe Acrobat Connect

Open source learning management system Moodle is gaining additional Web conferencing capabilities thanks to a new open source plugin from Remote-Learner that integrates the LMS with the Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro service.

Eclipse Foundation Approves Gemini, Virgo Projects

The Eclipse Foundation has given a thumbs up to two new projects under the Eclipse Runtime (RT) project. Eclipse Virgo and Eclipse Gemini are both about modularization, though they come at it from slightly different places.