Learning Management Systems (LMS)


Building a Do-It-Yourself LMS

BYU recently transitioned from a traditional learning management system to a homegrown solution.

Blackboard Learn 9.1 SP12 Adds Retention Center, Inline Assignment Grading

Blackboard has added a new supports for at-risk students to its learning management system, Blackboard Learn. The new retention tool is one of several enhancements added to the latest version of Blackboard Learn, Release 9.1 Service Pack 12.

rSmart: A Focus on Kuali

rSmart, the Scottsdale, AZ-based technology solutions provider known for its implementation and support services for education market instances of the open source Sakai (collaboration and learning environment) and Kuali (administrative systems and software suite) platforms, announced on April 11 that Asahi Net International, a company operating in New York with roots in Japan, had acquired the Sakai division of its business. CT asked rSmart CEO Chris Coppola about the acquisition, and about rSmart’s increased focus on the Kuali part of its business.

Canvas App Center Brings 1-Click Access to LMS Add-ons

Instructure today revealed a new tool that allows users to add third-party extensions to its flagship LMS, Canvas, with a single click.

Lone Star College System Adopts New LMS to Boost Student Completion

LSCS aims to improve student completion rates for its on-campus and distance learning students by migrating to a new learning management system.



Schools Deliver Online Learning, Mobile Capabilities with New LMS

Pennsylvania College of Technology's new LMS enables students to access course information and documents from their handheld device and gives teachers advanced reporting tools for tracking and analyzing student performance.

CourseMill LMS 6.8 Updates Improve Information Tracking, Management

Lectora has released several new features and updates to its CourseMill learning management system, which allows instructors, students, and administrators to oversee, manage, track, and take online courses and curriculum.

Echo360 Integrates with Canvas LMS

Echo360 will integrate its active learning platform and lecture capture solution with the Instructure Canvas cloud-based learning management system.

Moodle Gets Quick Fix to Server Access

Moodle HQ has released Moodle 2.4.3 one week after the release of version 2.4.2. The update addresses a regression that accidentally made its way into 2.4.2, preventing teachers from accessing server files in some circumstances.

Native App Provides Complete Moodle Accessibility to Mobile Learning Devices

Users of the open-source learning management system Moodle will now be able to access course information and other features from their mobile devices.