Open Source Solutions


JoomlaLMS 1.3.2 Improves SCORM Compatibility, Adds AICC Compliance

JoomlaLMS has released an update to its learning management system. JoomlaLMS 1.3.2 is now compatible with Joomla CMS 3.2 and includes a number of functional improvements.

PAR To Become Independent 501.c.3

The Western Interstate Commission of Higher Education (WICHE) and its Predictive Analytics Reporting Framework (PAR) program have announced plans for PAR to become a separate 501.c.3 nonprofit organization by the end of this year.

Vivantech Launches Cloud Platform for Kuali-Based Software

Vivantech, a provider of open source software consulting and development for higher education, has launched the first two modules of Ekualiti, a cloud platform for Vivantech's Kuali-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) software.

Moodle Legacy Versions Get Security Updates, Bug Fixes

On the heels of the release of Moodle 2.7, new versions of older Moodle branches have received maintenance updates to address bugs and security vulnerabilities.

Moodle 2.7 Gets Improved Interfaces, Accessible Text Editor, Conditional Activities

Moodle 2.7 has been released. The upgrade to the popular free and open source learning management system includes new themes with improved responsive design, a new accessibility-focused text editor and more.



Northwestern U Streamlines Research Purchasing With Open Source System

Northwestern University in Illinois has implemented a custom transaction processing system for its core facilities that lets researchers place orders and makes it easier for core facility directors to track, fulfill and bill for those orders.

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Open Source Commons in a Box Keeps Academics Connected

Though they all ultimately had the same employer, up until about four years ago, researchers and scholars working within the City University of New York system may not have known about each other, even if they worked worked in the same discipline.

U Michigan Prof Open Sources MOOC Teaching Materials

The course, Programming for Everybody, taught by Charles Severance (on the Coursera platform and at Dr. Chuck Online), introduces participants to Python programming and provides them with the tools to turn around and teach those concepts themselves — or simply to continue their own training in programming.

The Intersection of Learning Analytics and Openness

As institutions put more stock in learning analytics, campus technology leaders explore how a culture of openness could make the difference between success or failure for the rising technology.

California Institution Taps Unicon for Sakai Services

California's Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is enlisting open source services company Unicon to support its Sakai learning management system.