Learning Management Systems (LMS)


VitalSource E-Textbook Platform Coming to Blackboard Learn

Ingram's electronic textbook platform, VitalSource Bookshelf , is making its way to Blackboard Learn and Blackboard Mobile Learn.

Blackboard Takes Mobile Apps to the End User

This fall, faculty and students will no longer need access to a Blackboard institutional license to use Blackboard mobile applications--as long as they're willing to shell out $5.99 for the software or an annual subscription fee of $1.99.

LoudCloud LE 3.0 for Higher Ed To Sport 200 Improvements

LoudCloud Systems revealed this week that it will release version 3 of it's learning management system for higher education in August.

Moodle 2.3.1 Addresses Security Issues

Moodle's developers have released Moodle 2.3.1 just two weeks after the last major (2.3) update. The new version (along with updates to four other development branches) addresses minor bugs and also corrects some as-yet-unspecified security vulnerabilities.

Pearson Integrates MyLab/Mastering Within Blackboard LMS

As part of an ongoing collaborative effort Pearson has integrated its MyLab/Mastering learning solution within the Blackboard learning management system.



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.

Cisco Networking Academy Moves to Cloud-Based LMS

Teachers, administrators, and students who are part of the Cisco Networking Academy will soon have access to a cloud-based LMS.

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.

UMassOnline Chooses new LMS

After a process that began in December 2009, the University of Massachusetts Online has selected a replacement for its learning management system, about 11 months later than it expected to.