Collaboration & Web 2.0

D2L Teams with Amazon Web Services

D2L is partnering with Amazon Web Services in an effort to better serve customers and to accelerate expansion and innovation.

Blackboard Acquires Accessibility Platform

Blackboard today announced the acquisition of Fronteer, a UK-based educational products and services company whose flagship Ally software helps institutions and instructors make course content more accessible.

Blackboard Learn Gets Dropbox Integration

Thanks to a new partnership announced at the Educause 2016 conference, Blackboard Learn users will now be able to collaborate on documents using the cloud sharing platform Dropbox. As part of the integration, users will be able to upload documents to Dropbox, share them with others and collaborate in a secure environment.

Follett, DubLabs Partner to Ease Access to Course Materials

Follett has partnered with DubLabs in an effort to make it easier for students to access course materials.

GEMS Education and Carnegie Mellon University Partner to Create STEM and Robotics Labs

GEMS Education and Carnegie Mellon University’s CREATE Lab (Community Robotics, Education and Technology Empowerment Lab) are collaborating to develop a STEM-based learning laboratory and robotics curricula for pre-K–12 students worldwide.

A Return to Best Practices for Teaching Online

Is the distinction between online learning and campus-based instruction disappearing? Asking faculty to move their courses online may be deceptively simple. That's why co-authors Judith Boettcher and Rita-Marie Conrad have refined a list of 14 best practices based on core learning principles to help faculty succeed in creating effective online courses.

Internet2, D2L Expand Partnership

Internet2, an advanced technology community of research and educational organizations, has expanded its partnership with D2L to offer a customized version of D2L's Brightspace learning management system to more than 300 Internet2 member institutions as part of Internet2's NET+ portfolio.

Moodle Mobile App Expands Offline Functionality

The mobile app that allows access to the open source learning platform has launched a new version, 3.1.3, that makes it easier to use in areas with little or no web access.

Yik Yak Users Not So Anonymous After All

It wasn't enough that yakkers had to add personal handles and profiles starting last August. That made their posts less about saying whatever was on their mind in complete anonymity and more about finding and connecting with others in their current geographic locations. Now users of mobile app Yik Yak face the ignominy of being truly discoverable.

MIT Students Use Algorithms to Arrange Lunch Meetings

MIT Connect has arranged 500 lunch meetings in the last year for 1,000 graduate students interested in meeting new people.

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