Learning Management Systems (LMS)


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.

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.

Desire2Learn Opens Mobile Developer Program

An acquisition done by Desire2Learn in November 2010 is extending its reach. The learning management system vendor has announced a new mobile developer program to encourage programmers to expand the functionality of the company's mobile platform, Desire2Learn Campus Life.

LMS for Virtual Worlds Released

Educators who work in virtual worlds, such as Second Life, can now use a hosted learning management system (LMS) designed specifically to work within that virtual environment.

Reinventing the College Textbook

Determined to make introductory college science courses more manageable for students, two professors at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, are developing a digital textbook based on the free, open-source learning management system Moodle.



Blackboard, K12 Pilot Developmental Math Program

Two large education companies have started pilots to test out a new joint service to help students get through developmental mathematics.

Rio Salado College Works with New York Times System to Deliver Teacher Training

A community college in Arizona is teaming up with the New York Times to produce online teacher preparation courses.

CASI Partners With Pearson To Provide Online Learning

College America Services Inc. has chosen Pearson LearningStudio to provide online learning at the organization's four higher education institutions.

SaaS Module Lets Schools 'Bolt' Social Networking onto Learning Management Systems

A company with its own learning management system (LMS) for academic and corporate use has taken the social networking aspects of its LMS and turned them into an add-on product that will work with competing LMSes.

U Mary Washington Begins Move to Instructure LMS

A university in Fredericksburg, VA has begun its move to a new open source, SaaS-based learning management system.