Virtual Learning Environments
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- Blackboard (Academic Suite/'Classic') is a commercial VLE which is widely used in HE and is the system currently used by the Bloomsbury Learning Environment. [Why Birkbeck joined the BLE/Blackboard.]
- Blackboard CE and Vista ('Campus Edition' and 'Vista' flavours) is a commercial VLE which was formerly used at Birkbeck. These variants are based on a former VLE, WebCT, which was acquired by Blackboard Inc.
- Bodington is a free open source virtual learning environment developed by Oxford University.
- Moodle is another free course management system which is currently much discussed in the UK.
- Sakai is another open source option.
- FirstClass offered in earlier versions simply a bulletin board, but it is now a fully fledged VLE.
Printed from: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/elearning/resources/vle
Date printed: 22/05/2013