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Internet2 Adds Password Manager to Recommended Services

The University of Alabama at Birmingham recommended the inclusion of the software it uses to maintain user security for inclusion in Internet2's products and services guide.

U Iowa, Others Tap Mobile Apps for Campus Safety

University of Iowa, Santa Fe College in Florida, University of Texas at El Paso and Barton Community College in Kansas have adopted or begun testing a mobile safety app for emergency notifications and mass messaging in the event of a campus emergency or "virtual safety escorts."

State University System of Florida Looks to Double Online Enrollment

The Board of Governors’ Innovation and Online Committee has set a goal to increase student enrollment in online classes over the next ten years, while making distance education programs more affordable for learners.

NYU Tandon Researchers Develop Robotic Platform for Behavior Research

A team of researchers at New York University's Tandon School of Engineering have developed a robotic platform to assist in the study of freshwater fish behavior.



Learning Objects Debuts Competency-Based Education Platform

The new Competency-Based Learning Platform from Learning Objects supports flipped, fully online, blended and face-to-face instruction.

Hobsons' New Platform Combines Data Analytics, Early Intervention Tools for Higher Ed

Hobsons, a software developer that has been best known for creating digital counseling tools for K-12 students preparing for college, is now introducing a new product, Starfish Enterprise Success Platform, intended to take advantage of the acquisition of two companies this year.

Kaseya and TeamDynamix Partner to Strengthen Data Security

In an effort to help digitally connected colleges and universities avoid cyberattacks and protect institutional data, IT management solutions provider Kaseya has joined forces with TeamDynamix, a provider of cloud-based work management software.

D2L Teams with Amazon Web Services

D2L is partnering with Amazon Web Services in an effort to better serve customers and to accelerate expansion and innovation.

Blackboard Acquires Accessibility Platform

Blackboard today announced the acquisition of Fronteer, a UK-based educational products and services company whose flagship Ally software helps institutions and instructors make course content more accessible.

Unit4 Adds Chatbot to SIS

Unit4, a company that develops enterprise applications for service organizations, has introduced a chatbot designed for communications with prospective and current students.

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