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Blackboard Partners with ReadSpeaker

Blackboard Partners with ReadSpeaker

ReadSpeaker is the worldwide leader in online text to speech. In 1999, ReadSpeaker created the first-ever speech-enabling solution for websites followed by the first web-based platform for producing digital talking books. ReadSpeaker speech-enables content in 40+ languages and 100+ voices. All of ReadSpeaker’s products are web-based and work with all browsers (Firefox, Mozilla, Safari, Chrome,Read more about Blackboard Partners with ReadSpeaker[…]

Blackboard 9.1 Close Up: Plagiarism Prevention using SafeAssign

Blackboard 9.1 Close Up: Plagiarism Prevention using SafeAssign

There will be new online tools available for use once the campus moves to Blackboard 9.1 for spring quarter, 2012. One of those new tools will be SafeAssign which helps instructors prevent plagiarism by detecting unoriginal content in student papers. How it works is that an instructor sets up a SafeAssign assignment turn in area,Read more about Blackboard 9.1 Close Up: Plagiarism Prevention using SafeAssign[…]

Duke University launches Sakai Pilot

Duke University launches Sakai Pilot

Duke University has announced that they are launching a Sakai pilot as part of an eventual migration from Blackboard. After using Blackboard for the past decade, their license will expire in 2012. Duke is looking at Sakai as an alternative since it is open source providing flexibility to implement different tools and has no licensing costs. See http://news.duke.edu/2011/01/sakai.html for details.