McGraw-Hill Education has bought privately held Tegrity Inc., a lecture capture software company, as it continues to shift away from its traditional textbook publishing roots, Dow Jones reports. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed. Tegrity, with offices in Santa Clara, Calif., and Tel Aviv, sells software to schools allowing professors to record their lectures. Students then can search a database of lectures to review confusing topics or while completing assignments, watching short segments rather than fast-forwarding or rewinding through full classes. The company has sold the software to more than 200 schools, including the University of Alabama and University of...

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