The University of Texas’s Institute for Transformational Learning, with the help of Salesforce and Salesforce.org, is turning its custom learning platform, TEx, into to an online marketplace of courses and credentials. Students will be able to get real-time feedback and personalized supports services through this platform at all of UT’s fourteen institutions. According the article in Campus Technology, “The new version will track a student’s achievements across institutions through a permanent, blockchain-powered ChainScript that builds a portfolio of credits, competencies, micro-certificates, degrees and other information important for a student’s professional journey.”
Blackboard has announced that it will make available a Cloud (Internet) based version of its Learn LMS. The company also announced that it is developing a plug-in that will make the popular Lynda.com training videos accessible from Blackboard.
An article by a teacher who uses a LMS as a social network in a large class.
This morning I learned about Schoology, a LMS for teachers and schools and students. You can sign up for a free account, but I don’t know what you can do with the free version. I’m sure we’ll never use it at ACC. I just wanted to share this with you.
“The company is also packaging its products together, giving institutions access to products that Blackboard services that are often used together.” From Inside Higher Ed, July 17. 2014.
Google has released its own learning management system, called Classroom.