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Learning Management Systems (LMS)


Open LMS to Go Fully Open Source by the End of 2021

Open LMS has announced plans to release all of its Moodle modules and enhancements by the end of the year, as well as dedicate more resources toward developing features and code for the open source learning management system.

Instructure to Leave Corporate LMS Market with Sale of Bridge

Instructure is selling the corporate side of its learning management system business for $50 million. The buyer will be Learning Technologies Group plc, a UK company with multiple businesses that produce services and technologies for digital learning and talent management.

Google Renames G Suite for Ed, Adds Pile of New Features

Google announced a pallet full of changes to its education offerings, including a renaming of its education bundle of productivity applications and a limit to free storage for schools and colleges.

Instructure Officially Adds Microsoft Immersive Reader to LMS

Instructure recently announced that it is making Immersive Reader from Microsoft freely available in its Canvas learning management system.

Learning Technologies Group Acquires eThink Education

Learning Technologies Group, the parent company of Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms), has acquired eThink Education. With the acquisition, eThink will be integrated into Open LMS.



LMS Companies See Boom, Bust, Bigger Boom

Overall learning management system downloads were 250 percent higher in August than February, according to a report from consultancy Sykes.

Unizin Partners with Blackboard to Offer Ally Across Member Institutions

Unizin's 14 member institutions can now tap into Blackboard's Ally accessibility solution. The higher education consortium recently announced a partnership with Blackboard to help "create a more inclusive and data-informed learning environment" for its members, according to a news announcement.

Instructure Intros Canvas Certified Educator Program

This week, during Instructure's virtual customer conference, CanvasCon Online, the learning management system company announced the Canvas Certified Educator program.

Free Tool Extracts Data from the LMS to Provide Better Visibility into Remote Learning

Data analytics company HelioCampus has released the LMS Explorer Kit, a free tool that allows institutions to extract and organize data from their learning management system to better inform resource planning and decision-making.

Blackboard Provides Fast Track to Digital Class Software Subscription

Learning management system company Blackboard has enabled a self-service portal where colleges and schools can immediately subscribe to its digital collaboration platform, Blackboard Collaborate.