I've been mostly out of touch and not in the blogging mood since the Desire2Learn User Conference ended in mid-July. I haven't really kept up very well on many of the maneuvers in the D2L-Blackboard-Turnitin craziness. In case you have also been somewhat asleep at the switch, here is a brief recap of recent events.
- Blackboard unveils plagiarism prevention service (July 10)
- Markman Decision Announced (Aug 4) that dismissed claims 1-35 of Blackboard's suit against Desire2Learn. Major victory for D2L.
- Turnitin and Blackboard engage in a catfight over more edupatents. (Aug 8) (Also here)
- Blackboard and Turnitin (iParadigms) decide to play nice - even though that is completely contrary to their natures. (Aug 23)