During its annual conference, BbWorld 2014, taking place this week in Las Vegas, Blackboard has made several announcements regarding new forms of packaging and delivery for its multiple products.
Desire2Learn is using the stage of its annual user conference, Fusion 2014, to shorten its moniker and announce a new branding for its set of education applications.
Desire2Learn has partnered with ShareStream to integrate the company's asynchronous video tools into its learning platform.
LoudCloud has updated its learning management system, to version 4.0, which includes new collaboration, analytics, and adaptive learning features.
Instructure has updated its Canvas learning management system in an effort to add "digital efficiency" and real-time analytics to in-person teaching.
Two universities will either adopt or stick with Blackboard following multi-year evaluations of their learning management system platforms.
Four major universities have banded together to create an infrastructure for digital learning. The work of the Unizin consortium, as it's called, will be managed under the auspices of Internet2 and will have three goals to start.
From an instructor's perspective, there is a great deal of thought that goes into the creation of a new course in Moodle — everything from the template and color scheme to the best way to relay contact information. One of the most important considerations, however, might also be one of the most overlooked: How do you greet the students?
Blackboard Learn has added professional profiles for students in an effort to help connect them with job and internship opportunities.
JoomlaLMS has released an update to its learning management system. JoomlaLMS 1.3.2 is now compatible with Joomla CMS 3.2 and includes a number of functional improvements.