Collaboration & Web 2.0


App Center Gives One-Click Access to Canvas LMS Extensions

Instructure has formally launched a new tool that allows users to add third-party extensions to its flagship LMS, Canvas, with a single click.

Camtasia Studio Adds Chroma Key Support, Video Cropping

TechSmith has released version 8.1 of is video capture and editing suite, Camtasia Studio.

Blackboard Validates Mozilla Digital Badges

Mozilla's Open Badges initiative has received the official nod from educational technology company Blackboard, which has integrated digital badges into its learning management systems Blackboard Learn and CourseSites.

Crestron Develops Microsoft Lync-Based Conference Room Solution

Crestron has unveiled Crestron RL, its new Lync-based group collaboration solution for conferencing.

Texas Instruments DLP Debuts Multitouch Technology Prototype for Classrooms

Texas Instruments (TI) DLP has unveiled a multitouch technology prototype capable of turning any surface into a fully interactive touch screen for multiple users.



AcademicPub Customizes Library Content for Colleges, Universities

SharedBook has added new features to AcademicPub Content Library that allow colleges and universities to customize content for their libraries.

ShareStream Improves Video Tool for Sakai CLE

Online video platform developer ShareStream has unveiled Version 2.0 of its video tool that integrates with the open-source Sakai Collaborative Learning Environment (CLE). The ShareStream Video Tool is available now.

TurningPoint Polling Software Gets Dashboards, Enhanced Mac Support

Turning Technologies has released an update to TurningPoint, the company's classroom polling tool. With the new version, Turning has consolidated three of its polling tools into one and added enhanced support for OS X.

Video Capture Platform Gets Enhanced Integration with Canvas LMS

Video capture and management provider Panopto has enhanced its integration with Instructure's Canvas learning management system with the intent of enhancing ease-of-use for students, teachers, and IT administrators who use video capture and streaming.

A Tech Sandbox for Collaborative Learning

The Computer Information Systems department at Bentley University (MA) transformed an old computer lab into a collaborative learning space known as the CIS Learning and Technology Sandbox. Matt Somma, a senior at Bentley and tutor in the Sandbox, explains the rationale behind the transformation.