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5 Higher Ed Research Datasets Added to Ithaka S+R Collection

Consultancy Ithaka S+R has made five datasets newly available for download from its higher education research. The work is stored by the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research.

Unizin Partners with Blackboard to Offer Ally Across Member Institutions

Unizin's 14 member institutions can now tap into Blackboard's Ally accessibility solution. The higher education consortium recently announced a partnership with Blackboard to help "create a more inclusive and data-informed learning environment" for its members, according to a news announcement.

CMU COVID-19 Data Capture Project Adds Mask Usage, Testing Questions

Carnegie Mellon University is tracking mask use across the country, along with testing availability for COVID-19 and the test results, as part of a symptom survey distributed each day.

HelioCampus Acquires Higher Ed Benchmarking Consortium

Data analytics company HelioCampus has acquired ABC Insights, a higher education benchmarking consortium focused on administrative spend and financial decision-making.

Emerson College Expands 2U Partnership with New Data Analytics Boot Camp

Emerson College has launched an online Data Analytics Boot Camp geared toward adult learners and working professionals.

Microsoft Teams Adds New Data Insights for Education

Microsoft is expanding the features of the Education Insights app in its Teams collaboration platform.

U of Illinois Giving Students Hands-on Experience with COVID-19 Public Health Data Analysis

The University of Illinois Center for Health Informatics recently collaborated with the World Health Organization/Pan-American Health Organization to create an experiential learning program for students.

Blackboard Expands Data Platform, Launches Retention Solution

Blackboard has introduced new capabilities in its Blackboard Data Platform, allowing users to access reports on learning tool usage across their institution. In a separate announcement, Blackboard also introduced Blackboard Retention Coaching Powered by Predictive Data, a student retention solution that combines predictive analytics from Blackboard Predict with personalized student success coaching.

Campus Management, Campus Labs, iModules Merge to Form New Company

Education technology companies Campus Management, Campus Labs and iModules are combining to form a new company, dubbed Anthology.

Free Tool Extracts Data from the LMS to Provide Better Visibility into Remote Learning

Data analytics company HelioCampus has released the LMS Explorer Kit, a free tool that allows institutions to extract and organize data from their learning management system to better inform resource planning and decision-making.