Collaboration & Web 2.0


Microsoft Rolls Out New Search Features

Microsoft has announced two new search features: Bing Chat Enterprise for Faculty and Search Progress, a new learning accelerator built into Teams Assignments.

OpenStax to Release Free Online Organic Chemistry Textbook, Instructional Materials

Rice University’s OpenStax project has announced that on Sept. 12, it will release the complete digital version of Organic Chemistry: A Tenth Edition, with unlimited free access online to students and faculty.

Instructure Offers Platform Innovations in 4 Areas to Assist Teaching and Learning

Instructure announced several enhancements to its Canvas learning platform at its annual conference in July. The new capabilities serve teaching/learning, analytics, lifelong learning, and platform integration, the company said.

GigXR, DICOM Director Debut 3D Medical Imagery Learning Using Holograms of CT Scans and MRIs

Immersive learning platform GigXR has unveiled a new library of hyper-realistic 3D medical imagery derived from MRI and CT scans for use in healthcare education, training, and simulation, according to a news release.

7 Questions on Anthology's Approach to AI

We spoke with Anthology Chief Product Officer JD White about his company's vision for AI as well as practical considerations for embracing AI tools in the classroom.



Ambow Education Introduces AI-Driven Hybrid Learning Platform

Ambow Education has announced its new AI digital instruction platform, HybriU, that integrates online and offline learning tools with multiple features geared to colleges and universities around the world.

Instructure Chooses Partners for Its Open, Interoperable Ecosystem of Solutions

CT talks with Instructure's VP of Global Strategy Ryan Lufkin to learn how his company leverages partnerships in an evolving global marketplace.

PhotoShelter Unveils AI Visual Search Capability Eliminating Need for Metadata

Digital asset management platform PhotoShelter has unveiled a new feature called AI Visual Search, giving brand subscribers the ability to search their entire brand library based on visual descriptions and eliminating the need to manually add metadata to images, according to a news release.

GrammarlyGO to Add New Features to Help Students Use AI Responsibly

Grammarly writing software company will introduce new features in late August to GrammarlyGO in time for the start of fall quarter. The new features, student-focused prompts, guardrails, and the ability to cite generative AI transparently, will help students to "augment — not replace — their critical thinking and communication skills," the company said.

Anthology Introduces AI-Enabled Course Building and Student Success Features in Blackboard Learn

At its annual Anthology Together 2023 conference, Anthology introduced new features and products in Blackboard Learn, along with two new Intelligent Experiences. The company also announced it has adopted Microsoft's Azure Open AI to power its spectrum of higher education ed tech solutions.