Learning Management Systems (LMS)


Blackboard Expands Ally Accessibility Tool to D2L Brightspace

Blackboard's Ally accessibility solution is now available for D2L's Brightspace learning management system.

Canvas Intros Plagiarism Detection Tools

Canvas and Proctorio are partnering to launch new solutions to help students and teachers identify plagiarism.

Blackboard to Sell Its Transact Business Unit

Blackboard has announced the execution of a definitive agreement to sell its Transact business unit to private equity firm Reverence Capital Partners.

Instructure to Acquire Portfolium

Instructure, maker of the Canvas learning management system, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire e-portfolio and student success company Portfolium.



App Allows for Open Annotation of Web Content; Schools Sign on to Pilot

Nonprofit Hypothesis is offering an app that allows for “open annotation” of web content. The organization is especially interested in wooing educational users (both K-12 and higher ed) to serve as test pilots.

Blackboard Pushes Ultra Experience Forward

Education technology company Blackboard has introduced enhancements to the Ultra Experience version of Blackboard Learn, its learning management system, including integration with Ally, an accessibility checklist tool.

4 Companies Sit on 95% of LMS Adoptions

Over the past five years, the higher ed LMS market for institution-wide adoptions in the United States and Canada has become increasingly dominated by "the Big Four": Instructure Canvas, Blackboard Learn, D2L Brightspace and Moodle, according to a 2018 analysis from e-Literate's Phil Hill.

Moodlerooms Becomes Blackboard Open LMS

Blackboard is rebranding its open source learning management system. The LMS formerly known as Moodlerooms will now be called Blackboard Open LMS. The company said it's also "accelerating investment and development of the product."

Combining Data from Multiple Digital Learning Tools Produces Better Predictions

A study undertaken jointly by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and education technology companies Blackboard and VitalSource found that early activity with digital tools is a "strong predictor" of passing a class — even more so than the grade point average a student enters the class with.

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