Open Source Solutions


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.

Rapid Start Kit To Help Higher Ed Institutions Implement Mobile Environments

Unicon is launching Rapid Start uMobile, a package of services designed to help educational institutions implement a uMobile environment to provide students, faculty, and staff with mobile access to applications, resources, and other data.

uMobile 1.1 RC1 Gets Performance Improvements, Shibboleth Authentication

Jasig has posted the first release candidate of uMobile 1.1. uMobile is an open source initiative to help educational institutions provide access to applications, media, and other data on mobile devices.

North Carolina State Rolls Out Experimental Open Source WiFi Network

North Carolina State University's (NCSU) Centennial Campus has implemented one of the country's first large-scale, outdoor, experimental wireless networks using open source software.