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Learning Management Systems (LMS)


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.

Blackboard to Sell Open LMS Business

Blackboard has announced it will sell its Open LMS business to workplace digital learning and talent management company Learning Technologies Group.

Thoma Bravo, Instructure Push Forward with Buyout; CEO to Step Down

Instructure's CEO will be stepping down in a couple of weeks after the latest purchase agreement with Thoma Bravo is complete.

Thoma Bravo Ups Instructure Offer Price

In a revised agreement announced today, venture capital company Thoma Bravo has increased its offer to acquire Instructure, from the prior $47.60 per share to a “best and final offer” of $49 per share in cash.



Instructure Deal Off — For Now

Instructure's pending acquisition by venture capital company Thoma Bravo appears to have bitten the dust.

Instructure Going Private with VC Buyout

The company that staked its claim in the LMS market by taking its learning management system open source in 2011 has agreed in principle to be acquired by a venture capital firm. Instructure recently announced the transaction. Thoma Bravo has offered stockholders $47.60 per share in cash, valuing the company at about $1.79 billion.

Purdue Begins Transition to D2L Brightspace

Purdue University recently announced a major learning management system change: By the start of the fall 2020 semester, the entire university system will move from Blackboard Learn to D2L Brightspace.

GitHub Adds LMS Integration for More Efficient Workflows

Recently, GitHub announced integrations between GitHub Classroom and popular learning management systems Google Classroom, Instructure Canvas, D2L Brightspace and Moodle, enabling the automatic syncing of students from the LMS platform to GitHub Classroom.

Google Adds Tools for Grading, Plagiarism Detection

This week, Google introduced Assignments, a revamp of its Course Kit toolkit (in beta last year), designed to streamline the process of collecting and grading student work.