eLearning & LMS


Lightspeed Adds Standards, Reporting Features to LMS

New features in Lightspeed's learning management system aim to help teachers meet Common Core learning and assessment goals.

Forsyth County Schools Announces Partnership for Instructional Framework Development

Forsyth County Schools in Georgia has launched a five-year public/private partnership with the digital learning platform developer, itslearning, to develop Forsyth's instructional framework, Engage Me PLEASE.

Desire2Learn Expands Support for Web Conferencing, Captioning

Desire2Learn has unveiled new capabilities for its flagship learning platform, including integration with several collaboration, communication, and accessibility tools.

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.

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