The LMSPodcast series consists of interviews with people who use learning management systems. It primarily focuses on the Blackboard learning management system, but other systems are also covered. And most of the discussion is not specific to any one learning management system.

Monday, August 11, 2008

LMS 60 Wimba

Wimba makes a number of tools to extend Blackboard's communication and collaboration capabilities. Wimba Classroom, Pronto, Voice, and Create were all featured in the booth at BbWorld.
Listen to LMS60 (7 minutes)
Web site: http://www.wimba.com/

Thursday, August 07, 2008

LMS 59 Blackboard Sync

Blackboard Sync allows Facebook users to check their Blackboard sites and see what new things have been posted. It is part of the Blackboard Beyond initiative. In the future they will be extending this capability to the iPhone and other platforms. There are a number of ways to configure the system in order to provide whatever protection you wish for login credentials.
Listen to LMS59 (16 minutes)
Sync web site: http://www.blackboardsync.com/

Beyond web site:  http://www.blackboard.com/communities/beyond/

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

LMS 58 Panopto

Panopto gives the CourseCast system to schools through the Socrates project. The CourseCast system allows recording of audio, screen, video, document camera, and pretty much anything you can hook up to a computer. When students watch the recording, they can take notes which are then time stamped to the location in the video. This was Pamopto's first time in the exhibit hall at BbWorld.
Listen to LMS58 (7 minutes)
Web site: http://panopto.com/ 

Sunday, August 03, 2008

LMS 57 Parature

Respndus makes a self-service system including ticketing, knowledge base, and more. The ease of use, both for the user and the support people, sets it apart from other such systems.
Listen to LMS57 (10 minutes)
Web site: http://parature.com/

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

LMS 56 Starfish Retention Solutions

Starfish Retention Solutions is a new company whose goal is to help institutions engage, motivate and graduate more students. They are in the process of launching their first two packages and will be adding more in the near future. The company is led by David Yaskin, former director of product strategy at Blackboard.
Listen to LMS56 (12 minutes)
Web site: http://starfishsolutions.com/