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05/11/2021
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Blackboard helps students with disabilities

Edtech giant Blackboard is offering free lessons on online accessibility and formatting course materials for students with disabilities, as online learning takes root in higher education even as students return to campuses. The lessons will be based on insights from Blackboard’s Ally tool, which plugs into learning management systems to review content for accessibility barriers. Blackboard recently surpassed 1 billion pieces of content reviewed with the Ally tool. Emily Bamforth reports.


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StuDocu raises $50 million

StuDocu, a platform where users upload their college notes and study guides, raised $50 million in its latest round of funding from the venture capital firm Partech, the company announced Monday. CEO Marnix Broer told EdScoop the company is exploring how to build community among students in addition to allowing them to share notes and study guides. That could mean adding in new features like one-on-one tutoring or group study. Emily has it.


Flexibility is key for hybrid learning

The solution to student engagement in online learning isn’t picking the right way to deliver courses, but allowing students the flexibility to take the course the way they want to, researchers from learning centers at Duke University, University of Michigan, Stanford, Penn State and Princeton said during an online event last week. Read the full story on EdScoop.


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