Collaboration & Web 2.0


Moodle 2.7 Gets Improved Interfaces, Accessible Text Editor, Conditional Activities

Moodle 2.7 has been released. The upgrade to the popular free and open source learning management system includes new themes with improved responsive design, a new accessibility-focused text editor and more.

Cengage Learning Teams Up With Matchpoint to Offer Career Guidance Tool

Cengage Learning has partnered with Matchpoint Careers to become the exclusive agent to market and sell Matchpoint's Career Positioning System (CPS) to higher education institutions.

Cengage Learning Integrates Big Data Tools from Celebrus

Cengage Learning, a provider of educational content, technology and services for higher education and K-12, has partnered with big data software provider Celebrus Technologies to capture data about users' interactions with Cengage's products.

Moodle dialog box for scorm integration

Integrating Video Quizzes into Moodle Using SCORM

In our previous tutorial, we looked at using Moodle in concert with SCORM to record whether or not a student watched a video assignment. As an addendum, we'll use SCORM to help us record a quiz score related to that video in Moodle's gradebook.

University of Michigan Tool Provides Free 3D Views of Prehistoric Skeletons

A new online repository from the University of Michigan will make hundreds of 3D images of prehistoric bones available to students and the general public, with thousands more expected to be added.



University of Michigan Business School Deploying Visual Collaboration Software

The Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is using Mersive's Solstice software to enhance visual collaboration in the classroom.

The Google Classroom home screen (prerelease) includes class cards that provide a summary of open assignments.

Google Developing Free LMS as Part of Apps for Education

Google is now taking applications for a limited preview of a new app called Google Classroom — a tool that brings learning management functionality to the Google Apps for Education suite.

Facebook on three mobile phones

Can Facebook Make Better Students?

A new study out of Baylor University's College of Arts and Sciences suggests the social network can improve some aspects of students' academic performance and, in large classes, create a sense of connectedness that promotes active learning.

Blackboard Integrates Discovery Content for Higher Ed and K-12

Two education companies — Blackboard and Discovery Education — are working to integrate their technology and content offerings for both higher ed and K-12.

Aspen U to Replace LMS by Fall

Aspen University has announced plans to replace its current LMS by the end of this year, motivated in part by the need for greater analytics tools and student engagement tracking.