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As a father of three children who “learned from home” during the pandemic, I know first hand the challenges many experienced engaging with their classes online on Zoom. This deeply personal experience inspired me, but I am not alone in my thinking: studies have confirmed that students and employees are interested in maintaining and improving working and learning-from-home lifestyles, should they be able to. 

As we continue to expand Class software and its capabilities, we understand the importance of creating the best possible solutions that inspire both instructors and learners, so they can thrive in all educational settings, regardless of their physical environment, or their learning management system (LMS).

Today, I’m excited to announce that Class is teaming up with Open LMS to maximize the hybrid learning environment and help improve student engagement.

Open LMS has established itself as the world’s largest Moodle™-based LMS platform provider and leverages open-source software to deliver a highly effective, customized, and engaging learning experience that benefits both students and educators. They also have built up vast expertise in delivering teaching and learning tools at scale.

Open LMS has been offering Blackboard Collaborate to their customers for years. Now, with the announcement of our definitive agreement to acquire Blackboard Collaborate, both Blackboard Collaborate and Class will be offered as Open LMS’s preferred synchronous learning solution.

Together with Open LMS, we affirm our commitment to open standards and software, and the idea that learning can be successful in all educational settings, regardless of physical environment, or choice of LMS. 

I am proud of partnerships like these that will shape a wave of improvements to virtual and hybrid classrooms of the future. Blended learning continues to be the wave of the future and our team is proud to be a part of the change.

If you’re looking to improve your virtual and hybrid classroom or workplace experience and believe in our mission to change the way the world learns, please inquire for more information and request a demo of Class by clicking here.