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Elluminate Releases Open-Source Integration to Bring Real-Time Collaboration Tools to Moodle Users

Posted Feb 12, 2008
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Elluminate, Inc. , a provider of live elearning and web collaboration tools, has announced the release of Elluminate Bridge for Moodle, which integrates the Elluminate Live! virtual classroom environment with the Moodle open-source course management system. The company is working with Moodle partners Remote-Learner.net and Open Knowledge Technologies to provide the integration.

 

Elluminate Bridge for Moodle enables academic institutions using Moodle open-source technology to easily add synchronous distance learning and collaboration into coursework. Instructors can schedule, deliver, and record classes using Elluminate Live! – an Internet-based, real-time elearning tool that includes voice over the Internet, shared whiteboards, chat, breakout rooms, application sharing, import capabilities with PowerPoint presentation software, and more.

 

Available now, the open-source Elluminate Bridge for Moodle connects to any current or new Elluminate Live! account hosted by Elluminate or installed on the customer’s servers. In addition, because the Moodle integration is built using the Elluminate Bridge Toolkit, it can connect to Elluminate Live! in combination with one or more other CMS, LMS, or campus directory integrations, such as Blackboard or Active Directory. For more information, visit http://www.elluminate.com/moodle_course_management_system.jsp.

 

In addition, Elluminate is offering any K-12 academic institution free, unlimited access of Elluminate Live! Lite Edition for one year. The product, which features full-duplex audio, shared whiteboard, public/private chat, math symbol library, graphing calculator, and advanced moderator tools, adds live interaction and collaboration to coursework and can be easily upgraded to the full functionality of Elluminate Live! Academic Edition. Elluminate Bridge for Moodle is included in the free offer. For more information, visit http://www.elluminate.com/k12.

 

Source: Elluminate, Inc., www.elluminate.com


 
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