Education

The Academic eBook Experience

The academic world is facing a problem but not everyone acknowledges that, including ourselves. Not until we were invited to participate in a workshop for university institutions (Columbia, NYU, MIT, University of Michigan) with press and library representatives attending as well. Representatives from NYPL, DPLA, JSTOR, Amigos Library Services, and Hathi Trust were also invited […]

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2019

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New Fill in the Blank Functionality for ActiveTextbook

One of the most requested features for ActiveTextbook is the ability to fill in the blanks left in the original text. We are excited to announce that Evident Point is now working on adding this new overlay to ActiveTextbook! With the new fill in the blank overlay, your readers will be able to highlight the […]

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2018

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Evident Point and eThink Education partner to provide adaptive and active learning capabilities to Moodle and Totara

We are pleased to announce that Evident Point has partnered with eThink Education, a world-class eLearning solutions provider, to provide adaptive and active learning capabilities to Moodle and Totara users. This partnership  provides eThink clients with ActiveTextbook, an adaptive learning tool that enhances student learning, and can be seamlessly integrated within the Learning Management System […]

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2018

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Datalogics releases READynamic 3.2 with SONY DRM

Datalogics, Evident Point’s distribution partner and the premier source for PDF, EdTech and eBook technologies, has released ActiveTextbook-based READynamic 3.2 – now with Sony DADC User Rights Management Solution (URMS) support for both PDF and EPUB documents. SONY’s Right Management System offers a powerful level of industry recognized security that will allow for full content […]

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2018

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ActiveTextbook Is Now IMS LTI Certified

We are pleased to announce that ActiveTextbook has now passed the IMS conformance testing for the LTI certification and is now guaranteed to meet IMS Global’s standards: https://www.imsglobal.org/compliance/atb

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2017

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Creating A Quiz In ActiveTextbook

With Active Textbook, quizzes can be made available right inside the book for students to interact with and test their understanding of the concepts as they are reading. The quiz feature is an interactive overlay (an overlay is an object added to books in ActiveTextbook) that is created in a book. Interactive questions can be […]

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2017

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The Integration Project To Bring Open Source Annotation Support to EPUBs Has Been Completed

Evident Point, together with our esteemed partners, Hypothesis, NYU Press, Readium Foundation, and EPUBjs, is pleased to announce the successful completion of Hypothesis and Readium integration to bring open source annotation support to EPUBs through Readium. Readium is a free, open source, cross-platform reading system engine that provides the best way to read EPUB, the […]

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2017

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We Are Exhibiting At The World Conference On Online Learning (ICDE 2017)!

We are excited to announce that we are going to be exhibiting at the World Conference On Online Learning, the 27th edition of the International Council for Open and Distance Education   (ICDE) World Conference. The conference takes place at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto with the theme of Teaching in The Digital Age – Re-Thinking […]

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2017

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Creating Overlays in ActiveTextbook

In this post we will be exploring media overlays and how to add them to your books. Overlays are interactive elements that can be added to the content; these interactive elements can be videos, images, text, attachments, quizzes, links, audio clips, and interactive widgets. There are two ways of adding overlays to books. The first […]

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2017

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Next-Generation Learning Management Systems (LMS)

According to the Horizon Report, 2017 Higher Education Edition, the next-generation Learning Management Systems (LMS) are virtual learning spaces that support personalization, meet universal design standards, play a large role in formative learning assessment, and are more flexible than traditional LMS. A market study done by Technavio, a leading global technology research and advisory company, […]

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08.

2017

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Evident Point is Developing a Storefront for ActiveTextbook

We are pleased to announce that Evident Point is in the process of developing a storefront in ActiveTextbook, allowing customers to monetize their books through our platform. The storefront will be available as a fully white-labelled solution, and will implement the PayPal system to allow users a safe and reliable way to purchase eBooks. Our […]

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2017

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Creating a Group in ActiveTextbook PRO

Welcome to the “Creating Groups in ActiveTextbook” blog. We are going to show you step by step how to create Contacts and Groups in ActiveTextbook, and how to assign a book to Groups. Groups A Group is a list of individual users that can be addressed in a single action, such as granting and revoking […]

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2017

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3 Reasons Why You Need to Implement ActiveTextbook at Your School

Has Your School Implemented ActiveTextbook Yet?   3 Reason Why You Need to Implement ActiveTextbook at Your School

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2017

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Discussions beyond the classroom

One of the unique features of ActiveTextbook is that it allows users to add comment boxes to the books and initiate discussions with others. ActiveTextbook is a great addition to Learning Management Systems (LMS) since it allows comment boxes to be created inside the books, which is unlike most systems, where discussion boards are typically […]

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2017

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Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) support for ATB

Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) is a standard for embedding third party applications into Learning Management Systems (such as Blackboard, Moodle, canvas, etc.). LTI allows a seamless connection of web-based applications that are externally hosted or different tools to platforms that present them to users.

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2017

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Annotating eBooks with Hypothes.is

Evident Point has partnered with Hypothes.is to bring annotation support to Readium and ActiveTextbook. Hypothes.is is the leading online open platform for annotating the web, while Readium is the largest open source project for consuming ePUB documents. The goal of this partnership is to bring ebook annotations capabilities to the web. This is what Laurent […]

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2017

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ActiveTextbook: The Solution for Online Learning

Online learning (eLearning) has become a global phenomenon as many educational institutions have entered the field in an effort to improve the student learning experience. While eLearning has many benefits such as cost saving and customizing learning materials, it does have a few shortcomings compared to traditional classrooms. Two of the biggest disadvantages of eLearning […]

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2017

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Creating a Quiz in Active Textbook

Today, Corey Selhost with Datalogics shows you how to create quizzes right in your book. Learn how quizzes work!

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2016

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