Learning Management Systems (LMS)


Merger of Jasig and Sakai Approved by Membership Vote; Intent To Form 'Apereo' by Early 2013

After more than two years of deliberation, the memberships of two of the highest-profile organizations producing open source software for the higher education marketplace have voted to go ahead with their long-considered merger. Sakai and Jasig will merge and become "Apereo" by early 2013.

Desire2Learn LMS Update Streamlines Use, Encourages Video and Audio Additions

Desire2Learn has launched the first new release of its flagship learning management system (LMS) application suite following the infusion of an $80 million investment into the company.

Instructure Creates Free 'Canvas Network' for Online Courses

Instructure has launched a new platform to let users of the learning management system Canvas create online courses--both open and private. The service, Canvas Network, is being made available free to Canvas users.

Solano Community College Deal Continues Use of Pearson eCollege

A community college in Northern California has struck a deal with Pearson to provide the institution with free use of the vendor's learning management system and charge a flat fee to students for use of digital content and courses

ConnectYard Offers Free Emergency Notification for Blackboard Customers

ConnectYard is expanding its footprint in the Blackboard realm by updating its Blackboard Learn Building Block and offering a free emergency notification service.



Bryan U Adopts Cloud-Based LMS

Bryan University has announced plans to implement a new cloud-based learning management system (LMS) with the intent of enhancing the student experience.

Blackboard CEO Chasen To Step Down

Blackboard President, CEO, and Co-Founder Michael Chasen said he'll resign from the company at the end of the year. Blackboard has already chosen Chasen's replacement, Jay Bhatt, a corporate executive from outside the ed tech realm.

Nixon U Rolls Out Open Source Course Management System

Online higher education institution Nixon University is adopting an open source course management system to help its instructors customize course delivery and assessment to the needs of individual students.

WebStudy LMS Goes Mobile

Students can answer e-mail, get a daily wrap-up of new assignments, and access course materials with WebStudy's new mobile app for Android and Apple smartphone users.

Lore Extends Social LMS to Academic Groups

Social learning management system Lore has added a new feature that lets on-campus clubs and groups collaborate using the free tool.