From humble beginnings…

In 1998, a group of students at Bergen University College asked themselves a simple question: Why were digital tools rarely being used to teach at their school? Being ambitious computer engineers, they decided to change that. For their master’s project, they built a learning management system. A single place where teachers could share educational resources and files, and students could complete and hand-in assignments. It was a hit. The next year, itslearning was born and Bergen University College became its first customer.

 

…To our reason for being

We don’t like to boast, but we do like to think big. Our vision is that effective use of technology can vastly improve the world of education. Since 1999, our mission has been to make the world’s best teaching and learning solutions for schools.

Platform prototype created

Started as a master’s thesis called “The Virtual Classroom" at Bergen University College.

1998

Company Founded

“it:solutions” (original name) was founded and Bergen University College was our first customer.

1999

Arne Bergby joined as CEO

Arne and colleagues developed our market position in Norway, in heavy competition with Fronter.

2004

Teamed with partners/resellers

Expanded outside Norway by partnering with resellers.

2004 - 2008

Opened US office

In order to provide more effective service to North American schools & universities, we added our US headquarters in Massachusetts.

2009

Subsidiaries

Established subsidiaries outside our initial core markets and acquired companies to further expand our market reach.

2008 - 2012

Acquired SkoleIntra

Acquired Danish Skolesoft, makers of the platform Skoleintra.

2013

Acquired Fronter

Purchased Fronter platform from Pearson, making us the largest provider of learning management systems in Europe.

2015

Watch this space!

Thus far itslearning is the largest learning platform provider in Europe. We’re a curious bunch that likes to have fun, challenge each other, and always seeks to improve ways for teachers to teach and learners to learn.

2016 and beyond...

Fun Facts

Established in 1999 in Bergen, Norway

One of Europe’s 50 fastest growing technology companies

Over 7 million people actively use our solutions

Average uptime = 99.997%