Learning Management Systems (LMS)

Instructure Enlists Instructional Design Help for Canvas Users

Instructional design support firm iDesignEDU will partner with Instructure to help colleges and universities build and develop online courses.

Spring Ushers in Newest D2L Brightspace Release

D2L kicked off a major new release of Brightspace, the company's learning management system.

Can Curriculum Be A High-Impact Experience?

Higher education recognizes a range of high-impact experiences proven to enhance student learning, but as Virginia Commonwealth University's Vice Provost for Learning Innovation Gardner Campbell points out, the curriculum has been sorely missing from that list. CT asked Campbell why, and how digital technologies might help as higher education sharpens its focus on curriculum and student learning.

ePortfolio — The LMS for Students?

ePortfolio technology has evolved over time — or maybe it's more accurate to say that the understanding of eportfolio and its application, or eportfolio practice, is still evolving. How will eportfolio define its place in education?

Eduventures Publishes Report on Learning Management Systems

Blackboard excels in "playing well" with the enterprise resource planning and student information systems in a school but its ability to "scale seamlessly" is middling. D2L's Brightspace "integrates with (nearly) everything," but the product roadmap is little influenced by its customers' requests. The Canvas platform from Instructure "meets or exceeds" the core requirements from the "vast majority" of colleges and universities, but its training and support relies heavily on its own community of customers. Those are just a few of the findings from the 2016 report on learning management systems, published this week by education advisory firm Eduventures for its clients.

Instructure and Echo360 To Get Tighter Integration for Student Activity Reporting

A company that synchronizes video and audio course presentations has committed to a deeper partnership with Instructure, which produces the Canvas learning management system.

New Blackboard CEO Bill Ballhaus Reflects on His First Weeks at the Helm

Ballhaus likes what he sees at the company he now leads, especially the breadth of its offerings and its capabilities.

Blackboard Builds Out Learn SaaS Line

The world's largest vendor of learning management systems has expanded its software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings.

Online LMS Adds Free-Form Quiz Questions

A Web-based learning management system introduced earlier this year that allows instructors to deliver quizzes, courses and training online has been updated.

Canvas Integrates GoSignMeUp To Streamline PD

LMS maker Instructure and registration software maker GoSignMeUp will integrate systems to give one-stop service for professional development.

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