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Vanderbilt Tests Mobile App for Building Access

Vanderbilt University recently experimented with the use of smartphones as a mechanism to unlock access on campus.

Campus Management Expands CampusNet Cloud

Campus Management has expanded its CampusNet Cloud service to include a new enterprise-level offering, so educational institutions can use the service for learning management systems, financial applications and other applications, as well as Campus Management applications.

Workforce Training and Continuing Education Software Gets New Features for Admins

Academic and admin software provider Jenzabar is updating its administrative platform for continuing education and workforce development with improvements for administrators and better interplay with other software programs.

SchoolDude's CrisisManager Brings Safety Plans to User Devices

Education technology company SchoolDude has entered the school security segment with the launch of CrisisManager, an application that allows administrators to make emergency plans available on users' iOS and Android mobile devices.



USC Launches Inter-Disciplinary Master's with Wired Magazine

The University of Southern California is teaming up with a publishing company to launch its next online master's degree program.

New Apps Help Users Map Building Interiors and Crowdsource Maintenance Problems

Modo Labs has introduced new modules that will allow users to easily map building interiors and to quickly report building maintenance problems.

Blackboard Unveils Cloud Version of Learn

Education technology company Blackboard has launched a cloud version of its learning management system promised during BbWorld this past summer.

Echo360 Debuts Active Learning Platform

Echo360 has launched the Active Learning Platform, a cloud-based system that incorporates lecture capture, learning analytics, content management and student engagement tools.

Oracle Collaborates with Universities for Oracle Customer Strategic Design Program

As Oracle prepares to launch its new new cloud-based student information system for higher education, Oracle Student Cloud, in 2015, it has partnered with several universities to form the Oracle Customer Strategic Design Program.

Austin Community College Adds Adaptive Math Emporium

Austin Community College in Texas has unveiled its "math emporium," where students can upgrade their math skills in preparation for college-level math courses by completing a developmental math course at their own pace through an individualized online learning platform.