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E-Learning & LMS


Blackboard Updates Student Interface in Learn Service Pack 10

Blackboard checked in with 600 students through focus groups and interviews, surveys, and usability testing to come up with a number of new features that appear in the latest service pack update of its learning management system. Likewise, the company said it also worked with 600 educators to refine Blackboard Learn SP10.

Blackboard Debuts Cloud-Based Learning Object Repository

Blackboard has started beta testing a new LMS-agnostic, cloud-based learning object repository, xpLor. Seventy-two K-12 schools, colleges, and universities have joined the beta program as of Nov. 5.

Desire2Learn LMS Update Streamlines Use, Encourages Video and Audio Additions

Desire2Learn has launched the first new release of its flagship learning management system (LMS) application suite following the infusion of an $80 million investment into the company.

Maryland Switches to New LMS for High School Courses, Teacher Development

The state of Maryland will deploy a new learning management system to offer high school online courses and professional development opportunities to teachers.

Blackboard CEO Chasen To Step Down

Blackboard President, CEO, and Co-Founder Michael Chasen said he'll resign from the company at the end of the year. Blackboard has already chosen Chasen's replacement, Jay Bhatt, a corporate executive from outside the ed tech realm.

My Big Campus Social LMS Adding Parent Portal

Lightspeed Systems is adding a Parent Portal component to its LMS, My Big Campus, that will allow parents, students, and teachers to communicate and share information online.

Memphis Grade Six Class Pilots New 1:1 Learning Platform

Students in a grade six math class at Geeter Middle School in Memphis are participating in a pilot program of the Samsung Smart School Solution, an integrated 1:1 learning platform that enables teachers to lead interactive lessons through Samsung tablets.

Lore Extends Social LMS to Academic Groups

Social learning management system Lore has added a new feature that lets on-campus clubs and groups collaborate using the free tool.

Moodle 2.3.2 Enhances Grading, Simplifies Roles and Permissions

Moodle HQ has released updates to the Moodle open source learning management system. The new Moodle 2.3.2 and 2.2.5, available now, incorporate several minor fixes and enhancements and resolve a number of security-related issues.

Illinois District Rolls Out Hosted LMS Across All Grade Levels

Naperville Community Unit School District 203 in Illinois is adopting a cloud-based learning management system across all grade levels in its 22 schools.

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