Learning Management Systems (LMS)

Auburn U Moves to Open Source Canvas LMS

Auburn University, with about 25,000 students, has decided to move off commercial LMS and onto Instructure Canvas following an evaluation process lasting several months. Instructors will be expected to migrate to the new LMS by spring 2013.

Blackboard Partners with Major Education Publishers for LMS Integration

Four major education publishers revealed new partnerships with Blackboard Wednesday, including Cengage Learning, John Wiley & Sons, Macmillan, and Pearson.

Blackboard Learn Expands Open Education Standards Support

Blackboard has released an update to its flagship commercial learning management system, Blackboard Learn.

Blackboard Collaborate 11 Integrates Instant Messaging with LMS

Blackboard has released a new version of its conferencing system, Collaborate, developed from the integration of technologies from Elluminate and Wimba, two companies Blackboard acquired a year ago.

Edvance 360 Adds Video Conferencing, Plagiarism Detection

Edvance360 has added video conferencing and plagiarism detection to its learning management system, Edvance360 LMS-SN.

College of Charleston Moves to Desire2Learn

The College of Charleston has gone public with its years-long transition to Desire2Learn's learning management system, Learning Suite.

Blackboard To Be Acquired by Private Equity Firm

Blackboard reported it's being acquired by a private equity firm with a big stake in the education market.

The Future of Blackboard

Gartner researcher Marti Harris provides her perspective on the Blackboard acquisition and what it means for the company and its customers.

Quo Vadis, LMS? Trends, Predictions, Commentary

A panel of leading technologists, educators, and vendors discusses the future of the LMS and the innovations needed to make it integral to 21st century learning.

LMS, Tear Down This Wall!

For the LMS to remain relevant in higher education, it must move beyond the classroom and integrate seamlessly with the learning opportunities presented by the Web.