Collaboration & Web 2.0


Desire2Learn Learning Suite Update Beefs Up Predictive Analytics

Desire2Learn has introduced new functionality to its learning management suite, including new predictive analytics tools, improvements on the mobile and e-portfolio fronts, and an important addition in the area of accessibility.

Enhancing Coursework With Social Tools

Social media offer a way for students to collaborate in a familiar environment, whether in a public forum, private network, or somewhere in between.

Building a Do-It-Yourself LMS

BYU recently transitioned from a traditional learning management system to a homegrown solution.

Making Mobile Devices a Learning Tool

Making Mobile Devices a Learning Tool

Students want to use their mobile devices in class. A lot of faculty object. Is there a middle ground where engaging learning can actually take place?

Out of the Fray: The Most Relevant Mobile Apps and Devices for Education

Tennessee Board of Regents' Associate Vice Chancellor for Mobilization and Emerging Technology Robbie Melton gave the opening keynote yesterday at CT Forum 2013 in San Diego. CT followed up with a brief interview.



Blackboard Learn 9.1 SP12 Adds Retention Center, Inline Assignment Grading

Blackboard has added a new supports for at-risk students to its learning management system, Blackboard Learn. The new retention tool is one of several enhancements added to the latest version of Blackboard Learn, Release 9.1 Service Pack 12.

rSmart: A Focus on Kuali

rSmart, the Scottsdale, AZ-based technology solutions provider known for its implementation and support services for education market instances of the open source Sakai (collaboration and learning environment) and Kuali (administrative systems and software suite) platforms, announced on April 11 that Asahi Net International, a company operating in New York with roots in Japan, had acquired the Sakai division of its business. CT asked rSmart CEO Chris Coppola about the acquisition, and about rSmart’s increased focus on the Kuali part of its business.

Echo360 Acquires Social Study Startup ThinkBinder

Echo360 has acquired education startup ThinkBinder, a social study service, to integrate into its lecture capture application.

Canvas App Center Brings 1-Click Access to LMS Add-ons

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

Teambox Launches On-Premise Collaboration Platform

Teambox has released a new collaboration and communication platform called Teambox On-Premise, which is designed to be installed behind an organization's firewall.