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 has added new features to its cloud-based learning management system (LMS), including numerous features geared toward student-focused, personalized learning.
Blackboard and Discovery Education are working to integrate their technology and content offerings for both K-12 and higher ed.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
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.
- By Tim States, Emmett Dulaney
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.
- By Stephen Noonoo
Chalkup employs social networking tools and an interactive platform to facilitate online learning with video chat, instant messaging, group messaging, discussion boards and Twitter.
- By Christopher Piehler
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.
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.
- By Emmett Dulaney, Tim States
Itslearning has updated its learning management system (LMS), also called itslearning, with a standards mastery and recommendation engine.
Instructure's Canvas learning management system has added a new gradebook designed to help teachers keep track of students' concept mastery.