E-Learning & LMS

Texthelp's New OrbitNote Adds Accessibility Functions to PDF Files

Texthelp, a provider of literacy and accessibility technology, has launched a new web app called OrbitNote that adds accessibility features to PDFs, including the ability to type, highlight, and leave voice memos on documents, the company said in a news release.

Instructure to Acquire Kimono

The maker of learning management system Canvas, Instructure, has entered into a deal to acquire Kimono, which produces software for cloud-based data integration and interoperability.

Latest Canvas LMS Includes Updates to Discussions, Studio, Catalog and Elementary

Instructure introduced new functionality and features to Canvas, its learning management platform, during its latest user conference. The company also reminded the Canvas community that the year has brought many updates to its other products as well.

Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative Adopts Assessment Management System

Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative (VTVLC), which works with public schools in Vermont to provide distance learning, has adopted Instructure's MasteryConnect to aid with student assessment.

New Virtual Ed Platform Integrates with Canvas

Virtual education platform InSpace, a new tool that allows students and instructors to interact online much like they would in physical spaces, has announced integration with Instructure's Canvas learning management system.

Educators Say 'Meh' to School LMS Choice

According to a recent survey, while nearly nine in 10 schools have adopted a learning management system that every teacher is supposed to use, fondness for functionality is hit-and-miss. While 85% of respondents said their schools have adopted an LMS, only two-thirds (64%) reported being satisfied with the current choice.

PowerSchool Unified Classroom 2021 Gains Major New Features and Improved Scalability

PowerSchool has released a major update to Unified Classroom — PowerSchool Unified Classroom 2021. The new edition brings several new features to the platform, as well as functional enhancements designed to provide “superior integration between assessment and instruction.”

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.