Auburn University, with about 25,000 students, has decided to move off commercial LMS and onto Instructure Canvas following an evaluation process lasting several months. Instructors will be expected to migrate to the new LMS by spring 2013.
Determined to make introductory college science courses more manageable for students, two professors at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, are developing a digital textbook based on the free, open-source learning management system Moodle.
The colleges in 15 states will now be able to tap into the collection of open textbook resources compiled by the international group of institutions that make up the OpenCourseWare Consortium in a new partnership.
A university in Fredericksburg, VA has begun its move to a new open source, SaaS-based learning management system.
The Fedora Project has released an update to its flagship Linux-based operating system, Fedora 15.
A new version of the free and open source learning management system OLAT has been released.
Red Hat has announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1.
Moodle 2.0.3 has been released, incorporating more than 200 new features, improvements, bug fixes, and security tweaks (some of them classified as major).
Blackboard has released updates to Elluminate Live and Wimba Classroom, two software tools that make up its Collaborate suite.
Red Hat has introduced a new cloud offering for developers that could emerge as an open source alternative to Microsoft's Windows Azure PaaS-based service.