Learning Management Systems (LMS)


Study: Course Feedback Helps Underperforming Students Most

Dashboards that report on course progress are more motivating for underperforming students than for those who are doing well, according to a new study from the University of Michigan and Blackboard.

McGraw-Hill Education Launches Course Design and Management Tool

McGraw-Hill Education today introduced Connect2, a new course design, management and delivery platform for higher education.

U Ottawa Shifts to Next-Generation Digital Learning Environment

The bilingual French-English institution serving more than 42,000 students in Canada has selected a new learning management system in an effort to drive a positive, relevant and impactful learning environment for faculty and students.

Looking Beyond the LMS: Why a Single App Won't Work

What does the next-gen learning management system look like? Educause's Malcolm Brown envisions component-based architecture connected through open standards.



Canvas-Portfolium Partnership Links Coursework to Job Skills

Students using Instructure's Canvas learning management system will now be able to connect their learning with career opportunities via the Portfolium e-portfolio platform.

Credly Badges Now Available Through Canvas

Students can now earn digital badges when they complete modules in Canvas, thanks to a new partnership between Credly and the learning management system from Instructure.

Building an App Store for Learning Tools

Rather than rely on a single LMS to manage all aspects of teaching and learning on its 17 campuses, the University of North Carolina system created an app store that gives faculty a chance to experiment with cutting-edge tech.

CCSF Unable to Verify Instruction for 16,000 Online Students

California’s City College of San Francisco has been unable to prove to the state that instructors taught approximately 16,000 students in nearly 600 online courses from 2011 to 2014. No fraud is suspected, but the college will repay the state $39 million over the next 10 years.

Attendance, Grades, Course Materials, Discussion Board Engagement Top List of Most Important LMS Activities

A new study from Civitas Learning, based on aggregated data collected using 4 million student records from 68 institutions, has identified attendance, LMS grades, course material engagement and discussion board engagement as the four most predictive types of LMS activities.

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