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E-Learning & LMS


Moodle 2.7 Gets Improved Interfaces, Accessible Text Editor, Conditional Activities

Moodle 2.7 has been released. The upgrade to the popular free and open source learning management system includes new themes with improved responsive design, a new accessibility-focused text editor and more.

Integrating Video Quizzes into Moodle Using SCORM

In our previous tutorial, we looked at using Moodle in concert with SCORM to record whether or not a student watched a video assignment. As an addendum, we'll use SCORM to help us record a quiz score related to that video in Moodle's gradebook.

Google Developing Free LMS as Part of Apps for Education

Google is now taking applications for a limited preview of a new app called Google Classroom — a tool that brings learning management functionality to the Google Apps for Education suite.

itslearning LMS Expands Platform Support, Adds Custom Learning Objectives

itslearning has added new features to its cloud-based learning management system (LMS), including numerous features geared toward student-focused, personalized learning.

Blackboard, Discovery Partner on Content Integration for K-12 and Higher Ed

Blackboard and Discovery Education are working to integrate their technology and content offerings for both K-12 and higher ed.

Extending Moodle with Camtasia Studio and SCORM

Moodle is a powerful LMS, there can be no doubt. Regardless of all it can do, however, there are times when you want a student to do something completely different and yet continue to use Moodle as your interface. When those situations arise, you can turn to the features of the SCORM package to make this possible.

Instructure Launches Open Resource LTI App Catalog

LMS provider Instructure has launched EduAppCenter.com, an open resource Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) catalog that lets users incorporate more than 130 education apps into their own LMS or education environment.

College Students Launch New Student Engagement Platform

Chalkup employs social networking tools and an interactive platform to facilitate online learning with video chat, instant messaging, group messaging, discussion boards and Twitter.

KeyLemon Partners with SwissTeach To Demo Facial Recognition for LMS

SwissTeach has partnered with KeyLemon, a company that makes biometric identification tools, to demo facial recognition on the latter's online learning management system (LMS), Global Teach.

Building Ungraded Feedback Activities in Moodle

There's a hidden gem in Moodle called the Feedback activity. It might not receive a lot of attention, but, once you start experimenting with it, you'll likely find a lot more possibilities for it than you imagined — from simple quiz creation to class discussions designed to keep students engaged in the learning material.

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