This article was written by Sri Ravipati and published on The Journal on April 28, 2017.
The itslearning learning management system (LMS) has increased integration to popular cloud apps like Microsoft Office 365 and Google G-Suite, enabling users to more easily add cloud files from these platforms into courses, assignments, the itslearning library and other features within the LMS.
In a webinar on the recent cloud integrations, Steven Threadgold, Head of Project Management at itslearning, said their goal was for students and teachers from anywhere in the world to easily click an icon to create a Word document in the platform. Currently, users are able to work in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Google Docs, and other integrations within the platform without needing a separate email account or entering any other user information.
“We’ve leveraged the real power of cloud — great tools, great collaboration, ease of use — all into itslearning,” said Threadgold.
The company last month was the first LMS to add full courses, and now, CEO Arne Bergby said the latest integration is a move to make itslearning “the most complete education hub available with one simple login.”
“We worked with Microsoft to bring these cloud tools directly into our platform, so our users can enjoy a seamless user experience with no need for Office 365, Hotmail or Outlook accounts,” Bergby said in a company statement. “There’s no configuration or setup. Traditional LMS competitors require you have to have an external account in order to use these tools, but we wanted to make it even more accessible.”
The LMS has plans to join the Microsoft Azure marketplace in the near future, according to Threadgold.
To learn more about itslearning and cloud integrations, watch the webinar here.
Sri Ravipati is Web producer for THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at [email protected].