Panopto has updated its video content management system and video viewer to provide improved access for people with visual and hearing impairments, batch upload for video assets, and new security features.
Open source education technology service provider Unicon has launched Test Drive Student Success Plan, an open source case management suite.
Microsoft is making Office 365 ProPlus — the edition of Office that includes the desktop applications — free for students beginning Dec. 1.
Bradford Networks unveiled the latest version of Network Sentry at the Educause 2013 conference in Anaheim Wednesday. Network Sentry 6.2 adds support for Microsoft Hyper-V Server and integration with MaaS360 mobile device management.
Cost savings promised by the expansion of online education are tough to pinpoint, including those programs that promise to be free for students.
At the Educause 2013 conference Wednesday, Blackboard revealed several new e-learning tools, including an integrated virtual classroom for Blackboard Learn, an updated mobile learning app, and a free student response system designed to work with phones, tablets, and traditional computers.
George Mason University's Institute for Humane Studies has launched EDvantage, an online portal for curated videos, articles, and other resources for use in the classroom.
Ellucian has updated its mobile campus app development platform, Ellucian Mobile. The company revealed the update at the Educause 2013 conference.
The University at Buffalo, part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, has received a nearly $1 million grant to support its technology transfer efforts related specifically to technologies developed for individuals with disabilities.
Lectora has released a new learning management system designed for rapid deployment, Lectora Express.