Collaboration & Web 2.0


Blackboard Collaborate Adds Learning Tools Interoperability Support

Blackboard Collaborate has added support for Learning Tools Interoperability specifications. The move makes the online collaboration platform available from any LTI-compliant learning management system.

ShareStream Integrates Video with Desire2Learn's Learning Environment

ShareStream recently unveiled a new version of its video extension for teaching and learning that integrates with Desire2Learn's learning management system, Learning Environment.

Sharing Google Docs Gets Easier for Canvas Users

Canvas users will be able to share Google Docs with groups of individuals more quickly following Instructure's update of its learning platform as the result of an update to the system.

Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Adopts Statewide Platform For Online and Mobile Learning

The Connecticut Board of Regents, which oversees the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system, will adopt a new learning management system to connect all 17 of its higher education institutions on one platform.

Adobe Re-Launches Online Community for Educators

Following a site analysis and evaluation of user feedback, Adobe has re-launched Education Exchange, its free online community for educators with new features, including social media capabilities, and a new design. is available now, after the company evaluated user feedback and conducted a site analysis.



TI Releases Graphing Calculator Apps for iPad

Texas Instruments has released two new apps for iPad that bring the functionality of its TI-Nspire graphing calculators to iOS.

Tools for Teamwork

Tools for Teamwork

As project-based learning picks up steam, faculty members are turning to innovative software tools to foster better collaboration among students.

Google Docs Restored at Oxford Following Brief Banishment by Security Team

Citing concerns over phishing attacks, University of Oxford's network security team recently took the unusual measure of blocking Google Docs campuswide. The team has since restored access to the service and apologized to end users for the disruption.

WizIQ Virtual Classroom Plugin Updated for Moodle 2.4

WizIQ has released an update to its virtual classroom plugin for the open source learning management system Moodle 2.4.

Mississippi Virtual Community College Moves LMS to the Cloud

Mississippi Virtual Community College will this summer begin offering its e-learning classes through a new cloud-based learning management system.