Universities are wrestling with the possibilities and pitfalls of making homegrown IT products available beyond their campuses. CT examines the benefits of the two major options: open source or a commercialized venture.
IT managers and engineers can now use their Android devices to survey and troubleshoot their WiFi network.
Meridia has released a new version of its audience response software which enables users to insert interactive response slides into any PowerPoint presentation and capture votes from the audience.
Oracle has released a new version of its PeopleSoft development and customization platform, PeopleTools. Version 8.52 includes enhancements to the user interface and reporting tools, as well as iPad support for all versions of PeopleSoft.
Institutions can now monitor student-athlete social media activity.
Pearson has released versions of its digital library of online courses for use on the Apple iPad.
Absolute Software has added theft recovery to its Computrace Mobile features for Android tablets.
Matchbox has developed an iPad app for reviewing and evaluating university admissions applications.
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has seen more than 9,000 downloads of an app developed in-house that provides students with easy access to campus information.
Instructure has released a free mobile app for Apple's iOS that will facilitate communication among instructors and their students using Canvas, its Web-based learning management system.