Education Learning Management Systems

April 22, 2020 State of Major Education LMS Conferences in Wake of COVID-19

Some major LMS conference cancellations or online alternatives have been announced in an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19, though not all have canceled.

April 15, 2020 Online Learning Rises in Response to COVID-19

As the world responds to the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, closed schools in some affected areas are turning to eLearning and web conferencing to maintain continuity in course delivery and/or studying.

April 15, 2020 Ontario Government Limits Scope of Mandatory eLearning Plans for High School

Plans to require four online high school credits in Ontario, Canada, have changed: the required credits have been reduced to two and made opt-outable.

February 19, 2020 Instructure Responds to Criticism After Announcing Sale to Thoma Bravo

Instructure has responded to pushback from both users and investors about their proposed sale to a private equity firm.

January 14, 2020 Sakai 19.3 Maintenance Released

This is the third maintenance release since Sakai 19 was released in spring 2019. Thanks to its open-source community, Sakai is continuously providing fixes, security updates, and improvements to its users.

October 29, 2019 Pearson’s Global Learning Survey Points to the Shift to Life-Long, Learner-Driven Education

Pearson released the results of its Global Learning Survey. This is the first time that Pearson has undertaken such a study to capture the opinions of 11,000 learners across 19 countries. The study uncovered eight key trends indicating a shift to life-long, learner driven education.

September 27, 2019 D2L Brightspace and Aria, an Accessibility Platform, Announce Partnership

Following on the heels of Blackboard Ally accessibility integrating with D2L, D2L announced a strategic partnership with Aria, a service for blind and low-vision people.

September 27, 2019 Moodle Releases Update Removing Ability to Post to Moodle.net

​Moodle, an open-source Education LMS, released an update on Sept. 9, that removes the ability to share courses on moodle.net as well as removing the community finder block. This is in anticipation of the relaunch of moodle.net in November 2019.

August 25, 2019 Sakai 2019

Sakai has recently launched its 2019 version, which includes many new features that target areas like communication and collaboration tools and facilitate content creation and delivery.

August 21, 2019 PowerSchool Unified Classroom Integrates MS OneNote

PowerSchool Unified Classroom integrates MS OneNote.

August 14, 2019 Canvas Launches Plagiarism Detection Tool

Canvas has partnered with Proctorio to introduce two new plagiarism detection tools.

August 14, 2019 D2L Demonstrates Commitment to Special Needs Through Aira Partnership

Learning management system D2L collaborates with accessibility software leader Aira

August 13, 2019 Blackboard Ally Accessibility Tool Expands to D2L Brightspace

With Blackboard’s expansion of its accessibility solution, it covers all major ed-LMS vendors including Canvas, Moodle, and now D2L Brightspace. This underscores Blackboard’s commitment to ensuring all students and users have access to digital content and that administrators can create an inclusive environment.

July 04, 2019 The Follett-Fujitsu Partnerships Lands in Ontario

The Ontario Education Collaborative Market awards Vendor of Record for Student Information System Follett Aspen and Fujitsu.

May 15, 2019 The Emerging Field of Learning Analytics in Education Learning Management Systems

The real benefit of having an education LMS is the ability of professors to track learning and for universities to save students before they drop out. This not only will improve student learning, but also prevent the loss of revenue from students who drop out.

April 22, 2019 Blackboard Learn Ultra Increases Video Capability With Panopto Integration

Panopto, a video management platform, integrates with Blackboard Learn Ultra to make it easier for users and instructors to create, capture, and share videos within courses.