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Oklahoma State U Interactive Map Features Locations, Tours, Transit Info

Oklahoma State University has launched an interactive campus map that provides point-to-point wayfinding, integrated virtual tours, live transit feeds and more.

Blackboard Partners with AWS to Enhance Virtual Classroom

Blackboard recently announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services to integrate the company's Amazon Chime SDK service into Blackboard Collaborate.

NJIT Initiative Brings Forensic Science to High School Students

New Jersey Institute of Technology is launching a STEM initiative that will expose high school students to forensic science as a pathway to higher education.

University of Pittsburgh Moves HR Processes to the Cloud

The University of Pittsburgh is replacing its on-premise human resources system and paper-based processes with a move to Oracle's Fusion Cloud Human Capital Management solution.



Idaho Creates Statewide Digital Campus with Course Sharing Platform

Idaho's public colleges and universities can now share their online course offerings through the state's Online Idaho initiative, an effort to expand access to higher education via a statewide digital campus.

Higher Ed IT Will See Significant Increase in Hybrid Work Arrangements

A recent survey from EAB suggests that higher education institutions will increasingly support hybrid work for administrative employees (not including faculty) — particularly in IT, Finance and Procurement functions.

Top 3 Ways Institutions Can Improve Student Support

The COVID-19 pandemic has both highlighted the importance of student support services in higher education and revealed gaps in how institutions are meeting the needs of at-risk students, according to a recent report from Blackboard.

New OLC Global Cohort to Explore Advancements in Online Learning

The Online Learning Consortium is calling for applications to participate in a new cohort that will work collaboratively to identify challenges and opportunities in online and blended learning.

Mediasite Update Offers Tools to Improve Hybrid and Virtual Education

Sonic Foundry has updated its Mediasite video platform with a variety of new capabilities aimed at supporting hybrid work and learning.

Students Used More Digital Course Materials During Pandemic

In 2020-2021, the majority of college students (58 percent) used digital course materials more than in the previous year, according to a survey from the National Association of College Stores.