Collaboration & Web 2.0


Tech Report: Students Gear Up for Fall

Students arriving on campus this fall will carry with them an average of seven devices.

Brief: New Software for iOS Screen Sharing on Any Computer

Sharing an iPad or iPhone screen just got easier, thanks to the new Mirroring360 software from Splashtop.

MSU Entomology Researchers Implement Dedicated Messaging Platform

The Applied Spatial Ecology and Technical Services Laboratory at Michigan State University's Department of Entomology has implemented a messaging platform to provide dedicated e-mail addresses, distribution lists and instant messaging for researchers.

Integrated Academic Planning Tools Pave the Way for Student Success

Tools geared toward promoting student success, no matter how useful individually, may become siloed on your campus, scattering potentially valuable academic planning resources for students. At the University of Washington, however, developers are making sure that UW's "MyPlan" will be integrated with other relevant tools and data. Jill Yetman, MyPlan project manager at UW, talked with CT about the strategy.

LoudCloud Updates LMS with Collaboration, Analytics Features

LoudCloud has updated its learning management system, to version 4.0, which includes new collaboration, analytics, and adaptive learning features.



Instructure Updates Canvas To Bring Analytics to In-Person Instruction

Instructure has updated its Canvas learning management system in an effort to add "digital efficiency" and real-time analytics to in-person teaching.

Collaboration Technology Teaches Law Students to Work Together

Traditionally adversarial, today's law school environment is moving toward more collaboration and group problem-solving -- with a little help from technology.

U Illinois and U Windsor Begin Shift to New LMS

Two universities will either adopt or stick with Blackboard following multi-year evaluations of their learning management system platforms.

Harrison College To Distribute KnowU Online Learning Environment

Harrison College has teamed up with a private partner to make its KnowU learning environment available to other career schools and higher education institutions.

University Consortium Reimagines Infrastructure for Digital Content and Data

Four major universities have banded together to create an infrastructure for digital learning. The work of the Unizin consortium, as it's called, will be managed under the auspices of Internet2 and will have three goals to start.