Nine days after filing a civil suit against a statewide network of colleges and universities that had chosen an alternative learning management system (LMS) from a new competitor, Desire2Learn has backed away from its legal protest.
Ontario-based Mohawk College has finished its transition to a new learning management system after more than three years of due diligence and course migration.
Blackboard has released a major update to its cross-platform mobile learning management system, Mobile Learn 2.0. The new version expands the types of content users can create via their mobile devices and also offers an enhanced UI and support for some Angel and WebCT customers.
Blackboard this week announced support in its learning management system, Blackboard Learn, for two open standards--Common Cartridge 1.0 and Basic Learning Tools Interoperability.
Edvance360 has released version 6.0 of its flagship learning management system, Edvance360 LMS-SN. The new release expands mobile access to the online systems and adds enhancements for cloning courses and sending out notifications and reminders to users.
Two southern California community college districts will be moving to newer versions of Blackboard software from older versions for their learning management work. Both the San Diego Community College District and Riverside Community College District will be upgrading from Blackboard's WebCT Vista to version 9.1 of Blackboard Learn.
Developers have released Moodle 2.0.1, a minor update to the popular open source learning management system.
Blackboard's product strategy has moved from that of a course management platform to a suite of integrated, enterprise systems that span a range of institution-wide services from communications to e-commerce. And Blackboard leadership--including Blackboard Learn President Ray Henderson--has placed a new emphasis on client support and openness. Trent Batson spoke with Henderson about the company's new direction.
A CIO has introduced his college to a virtual environment where most communications and collaboration take place online, creating a digital working and learning hub while cutting back on paper waste in the process.
As cloud computing comes into its own in the higher education space, at least one university has been quietly pioneering an innovative way to deliver technology services on demand, via the Internet, to other institutions. Since the late-1990s, Drexel University in Philadelphia has been serving as an outsourced IT department for a group of colleges that lack the infrastructure necessary to run their own enterprise-wide systems.