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E-Learning & LMS


Instructure Raises $8 Million To Add Staff

Instructure, the relative unknown that swooped in last December and won learning management system business away from entrenched competitors at the Utah Education Network, has just finished a new round of financing that will help the company scale up its staffing.

ConnectYard Adds Social Tools to Blackboard Learn

ConnectYard is bringing its social channel communication functionality into BlackBoard Learn through a Blackboard Building Block.

Moodle Tackles LMS Security Vulnerabilities

Moodle's developers have released an update to the popular open source learning management system. The latest Moodle 2.0.2 and 1.9.11 releases address several major security vulnerabilities and also include some bug fixes and performance enhancements.

Cengage Delivers Online Learning Platform

Ed tech developer Cengage Learning has launched a new online learning platform. Called MindTap, the platform is designed to work across devices--traditional computers, smart phones, and tablets--to deliver coursework, learning management, and a range of educational materials.

EchoSystem 4.0 Goes Social and Mobile

Echo360 has debuted a major update to its flagship lecture capture platform, EchoSystem. The latest version, 4.0, will include new mobile capabilities, HD and dual display support, and social features designed to boost student engagement.

Desire2Learn Campus Life Takes Communications Mobile

Desire2Learn has released Campus Life, a new mobile communications and collaboration tool for education.

Serebra Campus LMS Gets Performance Boost

Software developer Serebra has released an update to its flagship learning management system, Serebra Campus. The latest release gets performance enhancements and new administrative capabilities.

Desire2Learn Learning Suite Expands Mobile Support

Desire2Learn is releasing a new version of Learning Suite, an educational software package that includes a learning management system, electronic portfolio, learning repository, and analytics. The new release, version 9.2, expands support for mobile Web users and also brings several enhancements in the areas of assessments and grading.

Novachi Releases Free Online LMS and SIS

A start-up company in California has launched a new, free, combined learning management system and student information system that intends to take on major competitors in the K-12 space.

Cognite 3.5 Moves to Android, Integrates Plagiarism Detection

Follett Software has released Cognite 3.5, an update to the company's learning management system, expanding support for state and national standards and adding integration with Turnitin.

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