Archive for the ‘Learning Management Systems’ Category

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. Madison.com

Blackboard to Release Updates to Blackboard Learn

New Workflows and Enhancements to Flagship Learning Management System will Support Educator & Student Efficiency PR Newswire

The Relationship Between an Online Synchronous Learning Environment and Knowledge Acquisition Skills and Traits: The Blackboard Collaborate Experience

 Online learning is becoming more attractive to perspective students because it offers them greater accessibility, convenience and flexibility to study at a reduced cost. While these benefits may attract prospective learners to embark on an online learning environment there remains little empirical evidence relating the skills and traits of knowledge acquisition with a synchronous online […]

State of learning management systems ‘verging on embarrassing’

FutureLearn’s Simon Nelson says universities must go through ‘organisational pain’ of prioritising learning technology or suffer the consequences Times Higher Education 

Campus Considers Learning Management System Switch

This fall, the University of Missouri-St. Louis is in the process of deciding whether to keep its current learning management system (LMS), Blackboard, or migrate to a different system called Canvas. The decision must be made by November 30 and input is being gathered from students, faculty, and staff about which system’s features will best […]

UT System partners with tech industry leader to develop next-generation learning platform

AUSTIN—The University of Texas System is developing a revolutionary technology learning platform — which includes an online marketplace of courses and credentials, real-time feedback and personalized support services  — bringing the benefits of a UT education to potential students across Texas and around the world. University of Texas System