Archive for the ‘Learning Management Systems’ Category

D2L Releases Brightspace Spring17, Empowering Instructors to Reach Every Learner

D2L, a global learning technology leader, announces the Spring17 release of Brightspace, its award-winning learning management system (LMS). With the Brightspace Spring17 enhancements, it’s easier for instructors to reach every learner with an engaging and modern experience. “Mobile and social platforms have transformed the world and we need to make sure that learning experiences are […]

Learning Analytics Research for LMS Course Design: Two Studies

Findings from two research studies at scale reveal the implications of learning analytics research for designing courses in learning management systems. Data-driven interventions shine light on our institutional conceptions of learning, who our students are, and our responsibility — or perhaps our willingness — to support students. By focusing the lens of analytics on course design, we may be able to define success in […]

D2L Expands its Global Reach to Colombia and UAE

D2L to Modernize Education for New Customers in Colombia Higher education and professional organizations select Brightspace to provide flexible learning options, virtual and mobile capabilities D2L, a global learning technology leader, is proud to announce that a range of customers across Colombia have selected its Brightspace LMS (learning management system). Universities and other institutions in South America’s second-most […]

A Guide to Picking a Learning Management System: The Right Questions to Ask

Over the past 10 years, new learning management systems (LMSs) have sprung on the scene to rival the Blackboards and Moodles of old. On the EdSurge Product Index alone, 56 products self-identify and fall into the LMS category. And with certain established companies like Pearson pulling out of the LMS ranks, where do you start? […]

Exploring the Relationship Between Student Engagement, Twitter, and a Learning Management System: A Study of Undergraduate Marketing Students

Because student engagement is believed to be a predictor of academic achievement, there is significant interest in discovering methods that will improve and increase student engagement at all levels of education. This study investigated the relationship between digital and social media usage and student engagement. In particular, this study sought to investigate how adding (1) […]

The Forms and Functions of Teaching and Learning Innovations on Blackboard; Substantial or Superficial?

This study is an Information and Computer Technology evaluation of the Blackboard Learning Management System into teaching and learning at an institution of higher education in South Africa. In view of the institution’s objective of developing a context-driven, transformative, and innovative teaching and learning practices involving the integration of technology, the study sought to classify and evaluate the […]

Academic success is about self-efficacy rather than frequency of use of the learning management system

Previous studies have investigated the association between the frequency of student learning management system (LMS) use (logins, discussion board use, resources used, etc.) and academic achievement. These studies indicate that low LMS use by students is likely to result in less academic success. However, these models fail to take into account self-beliefs that may also […]

Blackboard acquires Sequoia Retail Systems

Blackboard has acquired point-of-sale manufacturer Sequoia Retail Systems, a provider of comprehensive POS solutions for educational institutions. The move will bring new dining, retail and bookstore POS and inventory/operations management capabilities to Blackboard Transact, the education technology company’s campus ID, transaction, security and financial solutions arm. Blackboard

D2L Selects Amazon Web Services Cloud to Improve Learning Worldwide

D2L’s use of AWS Cloud will accelerate global expansion and innovation Learning is about to take another leap forward. D2L, a learning technology leader, is delighted to announce that it has selected Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its strategic public cloud infrastructure provider. D2L will be able to serve its global customers from AWS locations in the […]

UW-Madison moving from three online learning management systems to one

UW-Madison students and faculty are gradually transitioning to a single learning management system — a computer application that allows students and instructors to communicate about course materials, assignments and grades — from the three now used on campus.