Moodlerooms No More. Now It's Blackboard Open LMS

September 27, 2018

Blackboard has formally changed the name of its product that serves institutions that use Moodle's open-source learning management system, in the wake of this summer's parting of the ways between Moodle and Blackboard.

Blackboard announced that it will now call the product formerly known as Moodlerooms "Blackboard Open LMS." Blackboard officials said the software-as-a-service product had seen 20 percent growth in institutional customers in the last year.

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Doug Lederman is editor and co-founder of Inside Higher Ed. He helps lead the news organization's editorial operations, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Doug speaks widely about higher education, including on C-Span and National Public Radio and at meetings and on campuses around the country, and his work has appeared in The New York Times and USA Today, among other publications. Doug was managing editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education from 1999 to 2003. Before that, Doug had worked at The Chronicle since 1986 in a variety of roles, first as an athletics reporter and editor. He has won three National Awards for Education Reporting from the Education Writers Association, including one in 2009 for a series of Inside Higher Ed articles he co-wrote on college rankings. He began his career as a news clerk at The New York Times. He grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and graduated in 1984 from Princeton University. Doug lives with his wife, Kate Scharff, in Bethesda, Md.

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