Moodle ranked 27th in Top 200 tools for online learning – down by 12 places @moodle

October 14th, 2016

Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies has recently published the list of top 200 tools for online learning and our beloved open source LMS – Moodle has got the 27th position worldwide, which is inferior as compared to the last year performance. Read More

Interested in Learning Analytics – Check out: Completing the Loop Handbook for Educators and Learning Analytics Specialists

October 12th, 2016

Learning Analytics is the measurement, collection, reporting and analysis of the data about learners and contexts for understanding & optimizing the learning environment. Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching has shared a handbook for educators and learning analytics specialists titled – “Completing the Loop : Returning Meaningful Learning Analytic Data to Teachers“. Read More

Blackboard to acquire Campus payments firm Higher One – To broaden company’s financial services offerings

July 20th, 2016

Blackboard Inc. the world’s leading education technology company recently announced that Providence Equity Partners, parent company of Blackboard, is acquiring the higher education financial company Higher One for $260 million. Read More

BB launches Blackboard Predict – The new generation predictive analysis solution

July 18th, 2016

Blackboard launched the new generation predictive analysis solution – “Blackboard Predict”, which provides educators with the timely information they need to help students complete college at a higher rate, more quickly, and at a lower cost. Read More

Mahara 16.04 is available now for download! #Mahara

May 2nd, 2016

New stable release of Mahara, the most popular open source E-Portfolio, i.e. Mahara 16.04 is available now as announced by Kristina Hoeppner (the maintainer of Mahara project) in a recent forum post in Mahara forums.

Mahara is a full featured web application to build your electronic portfolio as well as it provides you a social networking system which can be easily integrated with e-learning tools like Moodle, Sakai and Blackboard. Read More

Interview with Martin and Phillip Miller – Blackboard Partnership with #Moodle #Blackboard

April 23rd, 2016

Since last month when Blackboard Inc. was announced as the latest Moodle Partner (as covered in this post), many community members were excited about the future of Moodle as well as open source initiative taken by Blackboard and the impacts of this Blackboard partnership with Moodle. Read More

Blackboard joins as the latest Mahara Partner @Blackboard @maharaproject

April 4th, 2016

Blackboard Inc. has joined the Mahara Project as the latest Mahara Partner extending their collaboration with Open source leaders. Mahara is an open source E-Portfolio service fully compatible with Moodle.

In a recent tweet, Mahara @MaharaProject) announced about the inclusion of the Blackboard Inc. (@Blackboard) as the latest Mahara Partner. Read More

Blackboard Inc. itself is now a Moodle Partner!! #Blackboard #MoodlePartners

March 16th, 2016

Blackboard Inc., the biggest educational technology giant in education sector, has joined hands with Moodle Pty to become the Moodle Partner and expand Moodle services to all Blackboard Inc. clients.

In a recent announcement on Blackboard Blog, Phil Miller – the International Vice President of Open Source Services for Blackboard; posted about the partnership of Blackboard with Moodle. Read More

BlackBoard Collaborate plugin updated for Moodle 2.9 #MoodlePlugins #Blackboard

February 15th, 2016

Blackboard collaborate activity plugin is updated to a new version which supports Moodle 2.9 BB Collaborate is an activity plugin which allows the integration of Blackboard collaborate activities inside the Moodle course.

Blackboard collaborate is a simple, convenient, and reliable online collaborative learning solution which delivers a level of engagement that makes learners feel like they’re together in the same room via collaboration and conference tools. Find more details about BB collaborate here – Read More

Blackboard named William L. Ballhaus as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer #BB #Blackboard

January 5th, 2016

Blackboard Inc. the biggest Moodle partner announced the change of their CEO, President and Chairman. The newly appointed CEO William “Bill” L. Ballhaus, PhD will took over the duties from Jay Bhatt, who has led Blackboard since 2012.

Mr. Bhatt will serve as a special advisor to the chairman and is committed to ensuring a smooth transition. According to Mr. Bill: Read More