A subsidiary of Blackboard, Inc., Moodlerooms is dedicated to bringing excellent online teaching and learning to institutions across the globe. Since 2005 we have served hundreds of colleges, universities, schools, businesses, and work based learning organizations by supporting the software that educators use to manage and deliver instructional content to learners in virtual classrooms.
Moodlerooms was born from three original ideas: open source software, open data standards, and enterprise services. We are headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland and grew up alongside numerous start-up companies. We believe in the individuals who work in our company, and we work everyday to create an environment of customer service orientation, agile innovation, and long-lasting relationships.
Although we are part of a larger company, we treasure our niche community, our mission to distribute the best online learning to everyone, and the relationships we have with our clients.
What is Moodle?
Moodle (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) is a free open-source learning management system or e-Learning platform that serves educators and learners across the globe. It is the most widely used LMS in the world and currently has over 68 million users worldwide (and growing).
Moodle was developed in 2002 by Martin Dougiamas to help educators create online courses with a focus on interaction and collaborative construction of content. Since then, the main development of Moodle is led by Martin and the core team at Moodle Headquarters, as well as hundreds of other developers around the world who have helped fuel the growth of Moodle through contributing and testing code, and being active participants in community forums.
What is Moodlerooms?
Moodlerooms is strategically partnered with Blackboard to provide excellent online classrooms for over two million Moodle teachers and learners worldwide. Formerly competitors, Blackboard and Moodlerooms merged in April of 2012 to better serve the education community. Moodlerooms continues as an independent division within the Blackboard family of educational tools. As a combined entity, the companies are able to leverage expertise to enhance the LMS experiences of Moodle, Angel LMS, Learn LMS, and Sakai. Using software tools like Blackboard xpLor (a repository of shared learning objects), for example, teachers from any of those LMS systems can search, create, share, and re-use the same learning objects across their different platforms.
To be clear, Blackboard merged with Moodlerooms and Australia’s NetSpot, two companies that are Moodle Partner companies, not Moodle itself. Moodle remains an independent project and organization and continues to also be supported by more than fifty additional Moodle Partners around the world.