Free hosted online course system

Blackboard Inc. has announced the launch of CourseSites by Blackboard, a free, fully hosted and supported online course system which gives individual K-12 and higher education instructors a cloud-based option to host online courses or add a Web-based component to traditional ones.

CourseSites is designed to support instructors who may not have access to a learning management system at their institution or school, or who may have access to an older platform system from Blackboard or a competing course management provider. Based on Blackboard Learn, Release 9.1, CourseSites features a range of social learning tools, Web 2.0 functionality and integrated technologies from Blackboard partners.