Open Source Solutions


Moodle 2.3 Gets New Course Interface, Improved File Management

Moodle's developers have formally released version 2.3 of the open source learning management system Moodle. The latest release includes about 50 new features for end users, including major enhancements to the course interface and file management.

Instructure Canvas Expands Support for McGraw-Hill Campus

McGraw-Hill Higher Education and Instructure have partnered to expand support for McGraw-Hill Campus, a service specializing in providing digital resources and course integration, within Instructure's Canvas, an open source LMS.

An Instructional Design Toolkit and Strategies for the Community College

Today, instructional designers at community colleges have exciting opportunities to improve instruction and service to students, as their toolkit has grown to include an amazing array of Web 2.0 tools and new media. CT asked Michael Medlock, the director of Instructional Design and Technology at Rio Salado College how instructional designers and a team of faculty, subject matter experts, and media developers follow instructional design principles and strategies that leverage technology and new media to create robust learning designs that advance instruction at Rio Salado College.

The Empire Strikes a Deal?

The acquisition of Moodlerooms by Blackboard brings two archrivals under the same tent. Just what does Blackboard have in mind for open source education?

Maintaining the University Brand in a Decentralized Mobile Environment

Schools are finding ways to encourage mobile development on campus while maintaining centralized control of their brands.



Harvard, MIT Partner To Provide Free Courses Through edX

Harvard University and MIT have partnered to launch edX, an initiative to offer free online courses worldwide and develop an open source platform to deliver them.

U North Carolina Business School Shifting to Canvas

After an expansive "conversation" among faculty, students, and staff, the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School has decided to adopt Instructure Canvas as its next learning management system (LMS).

Tufts U Sciences Knowledgebase Goes Open Source

Tufts University is taking its enterprise content, course, learning, knowledge, and curriculum management system for health sciences, known as Tufts University Sciences Knowledgebase (TUSK), open source.

Blackboard Speaks Out on Open Source Move

In this Q&A, Blackboard Learn President Ray Henderson and Moodlerooms Chairman and CEO Lou Pugliese explain why Blackboard is getting into the open source business, what's different about delivering services to those customers versus Blackboard's traditional customers, and what might be next on the open source agenda for the No. 1 learning management system company in the world.

Blackboard Buys Out Moodlerooms, NetSpot

Blackboard is buying out two major players in the open source services space: Moodlerooms and NetSpot. With the purchases, the company is also launching its own open source division: Blackboard Education Open Source Services.