Blackboard has gone into general release with a new service pack for Blackboard Learn version 9.1. Service pack 8, or "Ocho," as it's nicknamed by the company, delivers changes to the user interface of the learning management system, as well as updates to workflow functionality, intended to help instructors and administrators use the application more efficiently and effectively.
The Idaho State Board of Education has structured a system-wide deal with Blackboard to save money at its public institutions that adopt the company's software.
A private college in Pennsylvania has switched to a LMS based on open source software. The school in La Plume, which is in the process of expanding its online and blended course programs, was looking for a platform that would provide an intuitive user interface and additional communication features, easily integrate with current systems, and cut costs.
The State University of New York will adopt a single platform for online learning in an effort to manage costs.
Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is deploying a new early intervention system across their 13 colleges and online consortium designed to identify at-risk students.
Pearson has released versions of its digital library of online courses for use on the Apple iPad.
Several schools are piloting Blackboard's new learning analytics solution, Blackboard Analytics for Blackboard Learn, in an effort to provide feedback and help shape the final product.
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Northern Arizona University has chosen a proprietary learning platform over an open source competitor in an effort to reduce costs and management responsibilities for university staff.