E-Learning & LMS

Edsby Adds Teams and Zoom Integration

Edsby, a learning management system designed for K–12, has released an update that adds support for Zoom and Microsoft Teams video, whiteboarding and chat.

Google Classroom Getting Integration with Clever

Starting this summer, Clever will be providing automated rostering for Google Classroom. Clever provides a single sign-in portal, roster syncing and other services used by 65% of K–12 schools in the United States.

G Suite for Ed Gets New Name and Pile of New Features

Google announced a spate of changes to its education offerings, including a renaming of its education bundle of productivity applications and a limit to free storage for schools and colleges.

Microsoft Immersive Reader Now Freely Available in Canvas LMS

Instructure, which produces the learning management system Canvas, recently announced that it is making Immersive Reader from Microsoft freely available in its application.

Open LMS Parent Company Acquires eThink Education

Learning Technologies Group has acquired eThink Education. LTG is the parent company of Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms). With the acquisition, eThink will be integrated into Open LMS.

LMS Companies See Surge of Usage in Fall

Overall LMS downloads were 250 percent higher in August than February, according to a report from consultancy Sykes.

Instructure Launches Canvas Certified Educator Program

Instructure is getting into the certified educator business. This week, during its virtual customer conference, CanvasCon Online, the learning management system company announced the Canvas Certified Educator program.

Blackboard Provides Fast Track to Digital Class Software Subscription

Learning management system company Blackboard has created a self-service portal where schools can immediately subscribe to its digital collaboration platform, Blackboard Collaborate.

Blackboard Selling Open LMS Business

Blackboard today announced it will sell its Open LMS business to workplace digital learning and talent management company Learning Technologies Group.

Instructure CEO to Step Down as Thoma Bravo Purchase Moves Forward

Instructure's CEO will step down in a couple of weeks after the latest purchase agreement with Thoma Bravo is complete.