Distilling Canvas LMS Accusations Of ‘Openwashing’

Source: https://www.moodlenews.com/2017/distilling-canvas-lms-accusations-of-openwashing/ I only came across the concept (now an advocacy hashtag) of “openwashing” a few months ago. As it turns out, the international movement to denounce marketing claims of openness that do not reciprocate in corresponding user rights and freedoms has been going on for years. In the age of social media, we seem to prefer…

What It Means For Moodle That LMS Competitor Canvas Reached A Billion-Dollar Valuation

Source: https://www.moodlenews.com/2017/what-it-means-for-moodle-that-lms-competitor-canvas-reached-a-billion-dollar-valuation/ “This is a Canvas” by bixentro is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Instructure, the Salt Lake City-based parent company of Canvas, just reached $1 billion USD in market valuation. As per Silicon Slopes, co-founders Devin Daley and Brian Whitmer met at a 2008 startup class by Josh Coates, who would become Instructure’s first investor and…

Moodle v Canvas: It’s Not About The Features

Source: Moodle v Canvas: It’s Not About The Features | Moodle News Battle of Malplaquet, fought on 11 September 1709 by the Grand Alliance, which defeated France. The heavy losses suffered by the Allies caused the battle to be considered a Pyrrhic victory. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Malplaquet It if were about which LMS had the most features, for…

The Moodle to Canvas switch

Source: The Moodle to Canvas switch | The Lumberjack By | Sarahi Apaez Humboldt State University’s 11 year long relationship with Moodle is coming to a close with the introduction of a new learning management system. During the past few years issues have arisen with Moodle and Canvas is stepping in to bring some stable…