Collaboration & Web 2.0


Australian University Expands Mediasite Lecture Capture Campuswide

As part of a major AV expansion project, Southern Cross University in Australia has expanded its Sonic Foundry Mediasite lecture capture deployment to all classrooms across its three campuses.

Autodesk To Offer Design Academy Free Through iTunes U

Autodesk will make the Autodesk Design Academy, a collection of curriculum resources, available through iTunes U.

Apple Updates iTunes U With Discussions, Homework Hand-in and a Grade Book

The new features, designed to facilitate communication between teachers and students, are all available now.

Some Educational Apps Go Missing as Apple Purges Images of Confederate Flags from the App Store

Apple today began pulling apps out of its iOS and Mac app stores that display a Confederate flag. Educational apps, it seems, aren't immune from the broad ban —  at least some of them.

D2L Intros New Course Information App

The Brightspace Pulse app can deliver course information to students in real time, freeing teachers from the responsibility of "reminding" instead of teaching.



Instructure Debuts Data Optimization Service

Instructure, the company behind the Canvas learning management system, has released Canvas Data, a hosted data service for K-12 and higher education that enables them to analyze online teaching and learning activity.

OpenStax Microbiology Book in the Works

OpenStax College, the Rice University-based publisher of free, peer-reviewed textbooks, has partnered with the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Press to produce a new introductory microbiology textbook.

Updated D2L Analytics Suite Captures Data From Apps, Content Publishers, LMSes and More

Released today, the newest version of D2L's Brightspace Insights analytics suite captures streamed student data from across a broad array of sources.

Echo360, Instructure Partner on Analytics, Course Creation

Teaching platform provider Echo360 is adding more functions to offer students and teachers via Instructure's Canvas learning management system.

The Ohio State University Rolls Out BYOD Student Engagement Tool

With a focus on creating an active learning environment in the classroom, The Ohio State University is deploying the Top Hat classroom engagement system to nearly 65,000 students and 7,000 faculty members.