Collaboration & Web 2.0


Wichita State Expands Blackboard Work To Create One-Stop Shop for Student Services

Wichita State University has begun expanding its adoption of Blackboard products and services to provide better support for students, faculty and staff and put in place "the necessary infrastructure" for enrollment growth and support of accreditation activities.

Canvas LMS Adds Learning Mastery Gradebook

Instructure's Canvas LMS has added a new gradebook designed to help teachers keep track of students' concept mastery.

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Extending Conditional Formatting in Google Sheets Using Dynamic Date Calls

Google Sheets, the spreadsheet tool that's part of the Google Apps productivity suite, lets users format cells based on certain conditions, including the date contained in a cell and how far away that date is from the present. But the options available through the Conditional Formatting dialog are limited. Here's a way around those limitations.

Smart Updates Offerings for Microsoft Lync Room Systems

Smart Technologies has updated its offerings for Microsoft Lync Room System to add a new room size, premium services and to offer more collaboration capabilities.

Kaltura Releases Video App for Instructure's Canvas LMS

Open source video platform Kaltura has unveiled a new video app for Instructure's Canvas learning management system.



Bloomsburg Upgrades to Multi-Perspective Lecture Capture

Bloomsburg University will be upgrading its video capture and management tools this spring, allowing faculty to capture and stream multi-perspective high-definition videos of classroom projects and faculty research.

Kickstarting Education

If crowdfunding can take a university to the moon, how else can technology drive student learning in the 21st century?

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.

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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.

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.