Learning Management Systems (LMS)

Blackboard Nabs CerBibo, Ups Stake in Chinese Education

Blackboard has acquired CerBibo, a provider of higher education and K-12 online learning software and services in China. The move is designed to expand Blackboard's presence in Chinese education and to "simplify the process for bringing new products and investments to Chinese institutions."

Equella 5.1 Gets Office Enhancements, YouTube Integration

Pearson recently released an update to its digital repository, Equella. The 5.1 release includes new tools for working with Microsoft Office files, new notifications, and integration with Flickr and YouTube.

New LMS Promotes Cross-Institutional Work

An international team backed by the European Union and based out of Berlin has introduced a new, free, dual-language learning management system with a large dose of collaboration functionality built in.

Lectora To Release New Interface this Summer

Lectora will release a redesigned user interface for its line-up of e-learning software this summer, and it is looking for schools to try out the beta version.

LoudCloud Adds Virtual Classroom, E-File Cabinet

LoudCloud Systems has added a pair of modules, virtual classroom and e-file cabinet, to its learning management system (LMS) for higher education.

Blackboard Teams with Internship Site To Help Students Get to Work

Blackboard will soon offer a building block that institutional customers can plug into their Blackboard Learn learning management systems to help students find internships and jobs.

UK's U Surrey Chooses Desire2Learn

After two years of consideration, a major British university will soon shift off of its current learning management system and onto Desire2Learn's Learning Suite.

Desire2Learn Campus Life Adds Visual Designer, Dashboard

Desire2Learn has released an update to Campus Life, a mobile communications and collaboration tool for education.

Blackboard Supports Sharing of Digital Learning Objects

Education technology company Blackboard wants to open up. This week at Educause, a prominent higher education IT conference taking place in Philadelphia, the company said it will support the publishing, sharing, and consumption of educational resources across its platforms.

Morehead State Sticking with Blackboard Learn

Kentucky's Morehead State University chose to upgrade from Blackboard 7.3, its previous learning management system, to Blackboard Learn version 9.1 instead of implementing open source alternative Moodle.