LMS data Updates – Fall 2016: Moodle share continues to shrink #Moodle

October 15th, 2016

EduTechnica team have released the LMS data updates for Fall 2016 and our adored open source LMS – Moodle has been the second most popular LMS by number of institutions and stays a popular choice for smaller colleges. 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

LMS Data Updates – Spring 2016 : Moodle share drops by 1.5% #Moodle

March 23rd, 2016

Edutechnica have shared the LMS data updates for Spring 2016 which shows a considerable drop in the share of Blackboard and Moodle with Canvas almost standing at a constant market share.

The report also considers the fact that BlackBoard has launched Learn SaaS/Ultra, ANGEL reaching its End-Of-Life in October and Pearson exiting from the LMS space. Read More

What’s driving the LMS buying behavior by Eduventures #LMS

February 17th, 2016

Eduventures has published their comprehensive report over the buying behavior from over 20 different LMS platforms.

The report concludes that there are only four major contenders for new LMS business and the market share is evenly split for BlackBoard Learn, Brightspace (D2L), Canvas (Instructure) and Moodle/MoodleRooms. Read More

POET group joins Apereo – Names Mike Churchward as Executive Director #POET

November 26th, 2015

In a recent news, POET group has joined the Apereo Foundation Incubation program, engaging Apereo’s expertise in setting up successful Open Source organizations. Additionally, POET has named Mike Churchward as Executive Director to lead POET’s efforts to provide development resources to the Moodle open source project. Read More

LTI Provider plugin updated for Moodle 2.9

September 19th, 2015

LTI provider plugin for Moodle which is maintained by Juan Leyva, has been updated to a new version to support Moodle 2.8 & 2.9.

LTI provider plugin is a local plugin for making Moodle a LTI provider tool. This plugin allow remote systems users (LTI consumers) access to Moodle courses or Moodle activities inside a course (other Moodle installations, Sakai, any LMS LTI consumer compliant). Read More

#blackboard BB loses its high profile clients

August 24th, 2015

Blackboard Inc., Moodle partner is again in news for loosing its high profile clients to other open source LMS software’s. Acc. to the news by Washington post (here), BB has lost its market share from 90% in 2006 to 44% today. Read More

LMS Stats: Moodle and Canvas see Gains, BloackBoard declining

April 5th, 2015

Edutechnica has done a great work in collecting all the information for tracking and trending global LMS usage. This time the Edutechnica team has increased their data set to include all US higher education institutions with more than 700 students. Read More