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David Nagel, published at The Journal and Campus Technology reported yesterday that Blackboard had just updated the Moodle to Blackboard Collaborate integration (for both products: Elluminate Live and Wimba).

This integration allows for scheduled and open synchronous course activities and online meeting places through both services.

According to the articles,

The new updates add or enhance integration between Live and two popular open source learning management systems, Moodle and Sakai. With the updates, Live gains new capabilities within Moodle, including backup and recovery, as well as an overall enhanced workflow. It also enhances Live’s support for Sakai with “an improved user interface, the ability to obtain external recording links and an option to add unregistered guest users to a session,” according to information released by Blackboard.

Wimba Classroom 6.1 also adds support for Moodle, including “granular security and video setting controls within the system interface,” Blackboard reported.

Moodle’s integration for Blackboard Collaborate is available now for Moodle 2 as well as 1.9.  If you’re interested in other synchronous elearning resources for Moodle you might also check out Adobe Connect, Big Blue Button and WizIQ.

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