rSmart, the Scottsdale, AZ-based technology solutions provider known for its implementation and support services for education market instances of the open source Sakai (collaboration and learning environment) and Kuali (administrative systems and software suite) platforms, announced on April 11 that Asahi Net International, a company operating in New York with roots in Japan, had acquired the Sakai division of its business. CT asked rSmart CEO Chris Coppola about the acquisition, and about rSmart’s increased focus on the Kuali part of its business.
Instructure today revealed a new tool that allows users to add third-party extensions to its flagship LMS, Canvas, with a single click.
LSCS aims to improve student completion rates for its on-campus and distance learning students by migrating to a new learning management system.
Pennsylvania College of Technology's new LMS enables students to access course information and documents from their handheld device and gives teachers advanced reporting tools for tracking and analyzing student performance.
Lectora has released several new features and updates to its CourseMill learning management system, which allows instructors, students, and administrators to oversee, manage, track, and take online courses and curriculum.
Echo360 will integrate its active learning platform and lecture capture solution with the Instructure Canvas cloud-based learning management system.
Moodle HQ has released Moodle 2.4.3 one week after the release of version 2.4.2. The update addresses a regression that accidentally made its way into 2.4.2, preventing teachers from accessing server files in some circumstances.
Users of the open-source learning management system Moodle will now be able to access course information and other features from their mobile devices.
Blackboard Collaborate has added support for Learning Tools Interoperability specifications. The move makes the online collaboration platform available from any LTI-compliant learning management system.
ShareStream recently unveiled a new version of its video extension for teaching and learning that integrates with Desire2Learn's learning management system, Learning Environment.