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[…]
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[…]
The campus will be moving from our current Blackboard 8 version to Blackboard 9.1 (or Blackboard Learn) for spring quarter. Courses will be copied over so that faculty and students can continue to reuse their course materials. The Leadership Development for Educators (LEDE) program will also be piloting Blackboard 9.1 during the winter quarter toRead more about Blackboard Upgrade Coming in Spring[…]
In a recent article in Campus Technology, a panel of educators, technologists, and vendors were interviewed to discuss what they thought of the recent upheaval to the LMS market and the future of learning management systems in education. Blackboard, once the dominant LMS in higher education, now holds only 57% of the market compared toRead more about LMS Trends & Predictions[…]
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.