With the end of the latest Google "Summer of Code," the open source learning management system Moodle has added several new plugins and feature enhancements thanks to student coders.
Moodle is looking for quality assurance testers as developers gear up to release version 2.6 next month.
At the Educause 2013 conference Wednesday, Blackboard revealed several new e-learning tools, including an integrated virtual classroom for Blackboard Learn, an updated mobile learning app, and a free student response system designed to work with phones, tablets, and traditional computers.
Lectora has released a new learning management system designed for rapid deployment, Lectora Express.
Instructure, the maker of the Canvas learning management system and the Canvas Network MOOC platform, is awarding $100,000 in grants to K-12 and higher education institutions.
Desire2Learn has introduced a new all-encompassing version of its flagship offering, Learning Suite, and has also launched a service for delivering MOOCs that integrates with the learning platform.
Edvance360 LMS-SN has added support for digital badges through integration with Credly, a credentialing and badging service.
West Virginia University at Parkersburg is transitioning its online degree programs to a new platform and is restructuring and enhancing up to 220 of its courses with e-learning content and assessment.
Three updates have been released for the open source learning management system Moodle for the 2.3, 2.4, and 2.5 branches. The minor updates include security patches, bug fixes, and small functionality improvements.