Ukraine has begun the process of implementing a nationwide learning platform for all of the country's students in grades 5-9, as well as the Ukrainian Knowledge Exchange, a platform that lets the country's educators publish and share educational content and research.
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.
- By Sharleen Nelson
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.
Canvas users will be able to share Google Docs with groups of individuals more quickly following Instructure's update of its learning platform as the result of an update to the system.
WizIQ has released an update to its virtual classroom plugin for the open source learning management system Moodle 2.4.
So teachers are told to use computers (laptops, iPad--it doesn’t matter) in a curriculum that was made for pencil-and-paper learning activities. So teachers are given a Learning Management System that makes it harder for them, rather than easier, to deal with student artifacts. What’s wrong with this picture?!?!
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
Via Response and Instructure have partnered to integrate Via's LTI 1.0 with Instructure's Canvas Learning Management System (LMS), automating the sharing of student data for institutions that use both the Canvas LMS and the Via Response Student Response System (SRS).
Advanced Academics, online learning provider for grades 6-12, has launched an iOS app to integrate mobile capabilities into their learning management software suite, ROADS (Robust Online Academic Delivery System).