Learning Management Systems (LMS)


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.



E-Learning Market Expected to Experience Major Growth Over Next Five Years

The e-learning market is predicted to experience significant global growth over the next five years, largely driven by advances in technology, evolving business needs and a number of emerging learning and development trends, according to Docebo’s newly released research report, “E-Learning Market Trends and Forecast 2017-2021.”

Credo Contributes Analytics to Open edX Platform

Credo today announced that it is contributing reporting, learning outcomes tracking and analytics features to Open edX, the open source learning management system originally developed for edX's online courses and MOOCs.

World Affairs Council Honors Blackboard for Global Commitment to Education

The World Affairs Council-Washington, D.C. has honored Blackboard with a Global Education Award, recognizing the ed tech company’s commitment to education worldwide.

Report: How Instructors Use the LMS Influences Student Interaction in Class

A recent study by Blackboard examined how learning management system (LMS) use in courses influences student activity in the LMS as a kind of proxy for overall course design.

Top 10 Education Technologies that Will Be Dead and Gone in the Next Decade

In our 2016 Teaching with Technology survey, faculty members offered their predictions on what the future holds for technology in teaching — including what hardware and systems will bite the dust over the next 10 years.

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