About a year after the announced acquisition of Moodlerooms and Netspot by Blackboard, the largest LMS company has moved to streamline its enterprise solutions with Netspot also supporting Moodlerooms’ joule platform. Netspot clients can now transition to joule, built upon the Moodle framework and gain access to the same stable code base managed and maintained by Moodlerooms and the Open Source Services Group at Blackboard.
According to the newsletter announcement,
NetSpot was excited to officially launch Joule at the Moodlemoot last month. A learning management platform with next-generation functionality and reporting and Moodle at its core, joule enables institutions and organisations to connect people, systems and data to make online learning more engaging and accountable.
Joule is an affordable and adaptable solution that gives learning management customers the options they need to successfully boost their learning programs. With outcomes-based learning, enhanced reports and notifications, amalgamated content management, batch course conversion, supported integrations, simplified administration and a customisable streamlined user interface, joule is the perfect fit for small institutions and organisations particularly those that are currently self hosting Moodle.
This could be the first step by Blackboard to streamline its Moodle clientele and business on a shared worldwide code base, similar to its worldwide Blackboard Learn product offering.