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Creative Applications of Moodle's Choice Activity

Moodle experts Tim States and Emmett Dulaney show how courses can be enhanced with interactive exercises using the Choice activity.

Collaboration Spans Academics and IT at Olin College

Olin College of Engineering is a standout for its focus on collaborative, interdisciplinary, project-based learning. But its innovative approach is not limited to academics -- the institution's IT department has developed a similar philosophy to serve its unique student population.

Moodle 2.6.2 Update Resolves Security Issues, Fixes Minor Bugs

Three Moodle updates were released over the weekend, addressing security issues and bugs and adding some minor feature enhancements.

Turnitin Launches Grade Anything for Assessing 'Virtually Any' Assignment

Turnitin has launched Grade Anything, a tool designed to check for originality and provide feedback on assignments in any file type and even on assignments that require no file.

Penn State Researchers Collaborate with 16-Tile Visualization Wall

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University's Huck Institutes of Life Sciences have a new tool to visualize and collaborate on data thanks to the recent installation of a 16-tile visualization wall.

edX Opens Up Membership Structure, Adds 12 Organizations

edX is opening up its membership beyond its initial 32 charter institutions. With its new membership structure, the online course provider will bring colleges, universities and other organizations into the fold as regular members, including 12 new institutions announced today.

Cornell Report Notes Promise of Distance Learning but Cautions Against Overtaxing Faculty

A new report from Cornell argued that, despite the promise of online learning, caution should be exercised in implementing policies that might overburden faculty. The report also recommended against awarding credit for MOOCs at Cornell.

NEC Intros New Video Wall Displays

Commercial LCD display and projector company NEC Display Solutions of America has announced its fourth generation of video wall products.

OTOY Offers Free 3D Rendering Software for Students

Students can now access OTOY's OctaneRender 3D rendering software, including OctaneRender plugins for Blender and Autodesk's 3ds MAX (and, shortly, Maya), for free.

Instructure Selects Higher Ed Canvas Grant Winners

Instructure has chosen the winners of its Canvas Grants program, an initiative designed to encourage technological innovation from within the higher education and K-12 communities.