Learning Management Systems (LMS)

Instructure Creates Free 'Canvas Network' for Online Courses

Instructure has launched a new platform to let users of the learning management system Canvas create online courses--both open and private. The service, Canvas Network, is being made available free to Canvas users.

Solano Community College Deal Continues Use of Pearson eCollege

A community college in Northern California has struck a deal with Pearson to provide the institution with free use of the vendor's learning management system and charge a flat fee to students for use of digital content and courses

ConnectYard Offers Free Emergency Notification for Blackboard Customers

ConnectYard is expanding its footprint in the Blackboard realm by updating its Blackboard Learn Building Block and offering a free emergency notification service.

Bryan U Adopts Cloud-Based LMS

Bryan University has announced plans to implement a new cloud-based learning management system (LMS) with the intent of enhancing the student experience.

Blackboard CEO Chasen To Step Down

Blackboard President, CEO, and Co-Founder Michael Chasen said he'll resign from the company at the end of the year. Blackboard has already chosen Chasen's replacement, Jay Bhatt, a corporate executive from outside the ed tech realm.

Nixon U Rolls Out Open Source Course Management System

Online higher education institution Nixon University is adopting an open source course management system to help its instructors customize course delivery and assessment to the needs of individual students.

WebStudy LMS Goes Mobile

Students can answer e-mail, get a daily wrap-up of new assignments, and access course materials with WebStudy's new mobile app for Android and Apple smartphone users.

Lore Extends Social LMS to Academic Groups

Social learning management system Lore has added a new feature that lets on-campus clubs and groups collaborate using the free tool.

12 Important Trends in the ePortfolio Industry for Education and for Learning

AAEEBL's President and CEO Trent Batson examines trends in the ePortfolio marketplace. Through a series of recent interviews with 14 companies that provide the technology, Batson identified key areas to watch as this fledgling market blends with other important technologies and begins to find some real maturity.

Florida University Deploys Open Source LMS

In a move to cut costs and add features, a Florida university has deployed a new open-source learning management system.

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