Collaboration & Web 2.0


Blackboard Expands Ally Accessibility Tool to D2L Brightspace

Blackboard's Ally accessibility solution is now available for D2L's Brightspace learning management system.

Pearson Releases Courseware Skill for Amazon Alexa

Pearson has created an Amazon Alexa skill for its Revel digital courseware product, allowing students to access text audio, homework reminders, class schedules and more via Alexa-enabled devices.  

Canvas Intros Plagiarism Detection Tools

Canvas and Proctorio are partnering to launch new solutions to help students and teachers identify plagiarism.

Ontario Schools Tally OER Savings with New Tool

A new tool from the eCampusOntario Open Library measures student savings from open educational resources usage. Impact, as it's called, recently calculated that students have saved some $4.5 million (Canadian) in "mandatory textbook fees."

Lumen Learning to Provide Delivery and Support for Carnegie Mellon's OLI Courseware

Carnegie Mellon is working with open educational resources company Lumen Learning to provide delivery and support for courseware from the university's Open Learning Initiative.



McGraw-Hill Launches New E-Book Solution

McGraw-Hill is adding an e-book solution to its portfolio of print and digital course material options.

7 Lessons in Leading VR Research on Campus

As immersive technologies come down in price and get easier to create content for, it may be time for your university or college to set up a program to help faculty experience virtual reality and augmented reality. A pro offers seven "VITaL" lessons.

Survey: Majority of Faculty Acknowledge that Textbook Affordability Is an Issue on Their Campus

In a recent survey, 90 percent of faculty reported that textbook affordability is a concern for their institution.

SUNY Invests in OER Systemwide at No Cost to Students

The State University of New York has just signed a three-year partnership with open educational resources provider Lumen Learning to support wide-scale adoption of OER across the system.

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