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.
Moodle experts Tim States and Emmett Dulaney show how courses can be enhanced with interactive exercises using the Choice activity.
- By Tim States, Emmett Dulaney
Easygenerator has released an online subscription-based version of its e-learning authoring tool, dubbed the Easygenerator Starter Plan.
Three Moodle updates were released over the weekend, addressing security issues and bugs and adding some minor feature enhancements.
Blackboard and Pearson have struck an agreement that aims to integrate their complementary K-12 platforms.
Swiss developer Connect-i has released a hosted version of its Drupal-based learning management system, Opigno.
Florida's Dayspring Academy Middle School has launched a school-wide technology program with the help of a technology integration company.
Alma has launched a free cloud-based student information system and learning management system. Availability of Alma in 2014 is limited to the first 500 schools to sign up.