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Gates Foundation Launches Higher Ed Podcast

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced the launch of a new podcast series dedicated to higher education. By 2025, two-thirds of jobs will require education beyond high school – yet half of students who start college don't graduate, and a high-income student is five times as likely to have a degree by age 24 than a low-income student. To A Degree aims to show how higher education must evolve to better support today's college students. Read More »

Blackboard Predict Ranked "High" in New Report

Blackboard Predict, Blackboard's leading predictive learning analytics solution, received a "High" ranking in all five key criteria of the Eduventures Analytics Market Overview. Eduventures, an independent higher education research division of The National Research Center for College & University Admissions, evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of enterprise analytics solutions from multiple vendors and released those results in a new report. Read More »

DialMyCalls Offers First Annual Summer Scholarship Contest

DialMyCalls.com is giving away $2,000 in scholarships for the upcoming 2017 school year! DialMyCalls offers a school notification system that allows faculty, parents and students to communicate seamlessly. The service is completely web-based and can send out automated alerts via phone call, SMS text message or email --- contact your entire school in a matter of minutes with the click of a button. Read More »

TeamDynamix Partners with Ellucian

TeamDynamix, providers of work management solutions for higher education, announced today that it has become an Ellucian Alliance Partner. The partnership allows TeamDynamix to integrate with Ellucian’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions for higher education to offer a more uniform platform to joint customers. Read More »

Triseum Signs Three-Year Agreement With Texas A&M for Game Based Learning;

Game-based learning innovator Triseum today announced that it signed a three-year deal with Texas A&M's Department of Visualization to integrate ARTé: Mecenas™, the company's immersive art history video game, across all of the school's art history survey courses. Texas A&M students have been piloting the game since its launch last summer,... Read More »

Unizin Extends Canvas Data for All Canvas Customers

Today, Unizin, Ltd., a consortium of leading universities, announced their collaboration with Instructure, the company that makes software that makes people smarter, to extend the quantity and quality of data in the Canvas Learning Management System. True to both organizations’ shared philosophy of openness, this data extension is now available to all Canvas customers. Read More »

NKU To Enrich Navigation of Campus Services with OneCampus Portal

With the help of rSmart®, Northern Kentucky University (NKU) will be able to provide students, faculty, and staff a more modern and intuitive way to find and access campus services and information. OneCampus, the cloud-based portal developed by rSmart, will allow the NKU community to easily connect to dozens of programs such as student services, academic support, Read More »

TeamDynamix Platform Experiences 3x Growth

TeamDynamix – which provides a SaaS-based work management platform built exclusively for higher education – has seen campus-wide adoption of its enterprise service management applications triple in the last 12 months and use of the online portal double, as colleges try to keep pace with the increased demand for self-service and shared knowledge. Read More »

Underperforming Students Get More Out of Dashboards

Educational dashboards that report course progress to students are likely more motivating for the underperforming set than for those who are doing well, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan and Blackboard. At the same time, students at all performance levels said they found the dashboard feedback useful, and that they'd appreciate continuous access to it. Read More »

rSmart Experiences Rapid Growth in 2016

In 2016, the widespread adoption of OneCampus in public and private colleges and universities allowed rSmart’s client roster to grow by more than 100 percent. OneCampus now serves almost 1 million students and faculty across the United States. Further, rSmart has expanded its reach with its first sale in Canada in 2016. Read More »