Nebula was selected as a finalist for the IMS Global Consortium Learning Impact Award that was held on May 16-19 2017. Most of the competition was professional educational tech applications. See the full list of Winners of the 2017 Learning Impact Awards here, where Nebula is listed among the 2017 Honorable Mentions.
Nebula is a Northwestern alternative to the standard Canvas discussion board. Nebula is a hybrid type of learning tool that at once offers analytic visualization of complex discussion dynamics and invites participation in that dynamic by having users contribute posts and comments directly to the discussion graph. Its visual approach is very intuitive to understand and use, promoting more rapid and frequent student engagement in the discussions.