Assessment & Accountability


eInstruction Updates Insight 360

eInstruction's new release offers improved testing and assessment capabilities as well as integration with new technologies.

California College Ramps Up Hosted E-Portfolio Deployment

Norco College in Norco, CA has deployed a hosted online learning platform in an effort to help launch students into careers and assess student performance and retention.

Blackboard Adds Testing to Mobile Learning App

Blackboard has updated its mobile app to accommodate test taking and to deliver alerts to students when changes happen to their courses without the learning management system app being opened.

GradeMark Adds Voice Comments

Turnitin has added a new feature to GradeMark called voice comments that lets teachers provide personalized feedback to students using digital audio.

5 Ways to Save Students--and Money

Retention and advising tools help students stay in school and graduate. But they can also be a boon to a school's bottom line.

Enhanced i>clicker+ with Braille Buttons Set for Fall Rollout

Macmillan New Ventures' i>clicker unit is rolling out an enhanced version of its student response device this fall.

ProProfs Quiz Maker Expands Assessment Tools

ProProfs has released an updated slate of features for Quiz Maker, the company's online assessment creation tool, including new reporting capabilities and an expanded question bank.

Smart Notebook 11 Adds Browser Embedding, Adaptive Toolbar

Smart Technologies has released version 11 of its collaborative learning tool, Smart Notebook. The company has also released an update to Smart Response and 3D Tools for Mac OS X.

The Connected College: Digital Artifacts and Tools to Support Learning Outcomes

Bristol Community College, an urban college in southeastern Massachusetts, has redesigned many of its courses around common learning outcomes. With the help of a Title III grant from the Department of Education, BCC has supported faculty by developing Course Design Toolkits and identifying an array of digital instructional artifacts relevant to course content and supportive of learning outcomes.

E-Portfolios: Are We There Yet?

For years, e-portfolios have been nurtured by a corps of true believers. As DIY education becomes a reality, their time may have come at last.