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Instructure Launching Free Learning Object Repository, Canvas Commons

Instructure has launched a limited pilot of Canvas Commons, a new learning object repository that integrates with the Canvas learning management system.

Canterbury Will Evaluate Library Collection With New Assessment Tool

The University of Canterbury in New Zealand will use ProQuest’s Intota Assessment tool to make decisions on its library collection.

BenQ Unveils MH630 Projector

Supported by a 10,000:1 contrast ratio, the unit also offers full HD 1080p resolution and 3,000 ANSI lumens of brightness.

U California, Davis To Add 16-Megawatt Solar Plant

The University of California, Davis will build a solar power plant that will be the largest in the UC system and will meet 14 percent of the university's energy needs.



U Maryland-Led MAX To Provide Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Platform for Research, Education

Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX), a 100-gigabit, multi-state optical transport network operated by the University of Maryland, is establishing an advanced cyberinfrastructure platform for the research and education community.

Marist College Deploys Analytics for Retention

Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY has developed an open source predictive analytics model that uses big data to help identify students at risk of not completing their coursework.

Blackboard Acquires WebRTC Provider

Blackboard has acquired a provider of Web-based real-time communication technology, Requestec.

Houghton College Moving to Solar for More Than Half Its Energy Requirements

Houghton College, a small, Christian liberal arts college with about 1,000 students, is installing a 2.5 megawatt solar array on its campus in Western New York. The college broke ground on the project Wednesday.

Researchers: MOOCs as Effective for Learning as Traditional Courses

Massive open online courses can be as effective to help students learn as face-to-face classes — and the learning outcomes will be equivalent whether or not they're academically prepared for the class or whether they perform well or poorly on a pretest.

Campus Management Incorporates CRM into New Student Information System

Campus Management has unveiled a new student information system with constituent relationship management baked in.