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Taskstream Debuts Aqua Assessment Tool

Taskstream, a provider of assessment and e-portfolio technology for higher education, has introduced a new assessment tool called Aqua.

UC San Diego Adopts Sally Ride STEM + Arts Outreach and Training Program

In a new agreement the STEM education company created by America's first female astronaut has become an official part of the institution under a new multidisciplinary program that intends to continue its educational mission of inspiring K-12 students in science, technology, engineering and math, with a special emphasis on reaching out to girls and other under-represented groups of kids.

Blackboard Collaborate (Ultra) Highlights Assistive Tech Adherence

Blackboard has improved accessibility functionality for its online collaboration application.

CampusQuad Enhances Student Information Mobile Platform

Mobile platform provider CampusQuad is adding three new elements to its Student Success Platform, which organizes and delivers information to university students.

Duquesne U Uses Lecture Capture for Doctor of Pharmacy Weekend Program

Students in the Post-Baccalaureate Doctor of Pharmacy Weekend Program at Duquesne University's Mylan School of Pharmacy take advantage of recorded lectures to study for their courses.

EasyVista Aims To Provide Full Range of Student Services With One Click

The new product from EasyVista has allowed Villanova and Gonzaga universities to offer a number of new services to students and faculty across a wide range of devices.

New Rave Guardian Highlights Multi-Campus Usage

The latest release of an app that works as a personal safety device has added features specifically for users at universities with multiple campuses.

Brightspace LMS Adds New Analytics Tools

D2L has unveiled the Autumn15 release of its Brightspace learning management system, which includes a variety of new analytics features and reports.

U Edinburgh Adopts New App for In-Class Voting

A university in Scotland has licensed new technology to support in-class voting.

Open Textbook Network Saves Students $1.5 Million, Inspires OER Senate Bill

A bill introduced in the United States Senate this month would encourage colleges and universities to try out open educational resources (OER) by funding pilot programs. One of the sponsors of Senate Bill 2176 was Al Franken, senator from the state of Minnesota, where the University of Minnesota's Center for Open Education recently announced that its Open Textbook Network has saved students an estimated $1.5 million in textbook costs.