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E-Learning & LMS


3 Moodle Updates Address 15 Security Vulnerabilities

Moodle HQ has posted three updates for three different branches of the Moodle learning management system, tackling a total of 15 recently discovered security vulnerabilities. The new versions also provide minor improvements and bug fixes.

Cengage Will Partner with Moodlerooms, Unicon for Tighter Integration

Cengage Learning has announced it will partner with Moodlerooms and with Unicon on open source learning projects. Both partnerships are designed to increase functionality for the respective learning platforms through Cengage's new service, Mindlinks.

Omnibus 8.0 LMS Gets Personalized UI, Enhanced Reporting

Inmedius has released an update to its Web-based learning management system for small organizations, Omnibus.

Desire2Learn To Improve Integration with Cengage Resources

Users of the Desire2Learn Learning Suite will have direct access to digital materials from Cengage Learning thanks to a partnership between the two companies announced last week.

Blackboard Absorbs Edline, Keeps Product Line Intact

A day after its acquisition of Blackboard was completed, Providence Equity Partners has begun leveraging its multiple investments in education technology. Two of its companies--Blackboard and Edline--have announced an immediate merging. Edline will become another division in Blackboard's portfolio.

Jeffco Public Schools Selects LoudCloud To Provide Instructional Improvement System

Jeffco Public Schools, the largest district in Colorado, has selected LoudCloud Systems to provide an instructional improvement system (IIS) to help collect and analyze data to improve teacher-student engagement.

Hawaii Online Program Moves Away from Open Source LMS

The state of Hawaii has is replacing the open-source learning management system it was using to deliver online courses to students and teachers in one of its supplemental programs, citing anticipation of enrollment increases and the need for an enterprise-capable platform.

Desire2Learn Partners with ReadSpeaker To Improve Accessibility

Desire2Learn has partnered with ReadSpeaker to increase the usability and accessibility of the Desire2Learn learning platforms.

Blackboard a Step Closer to Acquisition

Blackboard's pending acquisition by a private equity firm has received shareholder approval. The company announced that at a special meeting held Sept. 16, 2011 shareholders representing 81 percent of outstanding shares approved the proposal put forth by Providence Equity Partners.

Moodle Goes Mobile on iPhone

The open source learning management system Moodle has a new mobile companion. Developers at Moodle HQ have released a free app for iOS designed to work with Moodle 2.1 or later. Apps for additional mobile platforms are planned.

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