Follett Software Company has released Cognite 3.5, a new version of its learning management system. Version 3.5 features a new and more comprehensive database of content standards, a new mobile app for Android devices, and the ability to integrate with Turnitin.
All of the U.S. states and Canadian provinces, plus the Common Core and ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) standards, are now integrated into Cognite. In addition, there are more options for finding content using standards, while teachers and administrators can correlate their own content to standards.
Like the iPhone app that was released earlier, the new Android app for Cognite allows for viewing of assignments and messages, and gives users the ability to check on their assignments and messages.
Another 3.5 version highlight is the ability to integrate with Turnitin, which is used by educators worldwide to enable web-based peer review, facilitate meaningful feedback, improve writing skills, promote critical thinking, streamline grading, and discourage plagiarism. The integration allows for assignments to be created in both Cognite and Turnitin, and makes it easier for the students to submit their work and for teachers to access it.
The Cognite learning management system, which debuted in March 2010 with version 3.0, brings together the discovery of and organization of a school's digital and traditional content, messaging, and promotes 21st century learning skills in the K-12 classroom. Districts can organize and access digital resources and access them in one place, providing the education community an online collaboration tool to discover, share and organize.
Existing Cognite customers with current technical support are entitled to the 3.5 upgrade - available now - at no additional cost.
Source: Follett Software Company, www.follettsoftware.com