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Mediasite Mosaic Adds Zoom and Teams Session Recording

Sonic Foundry has updated and renamed its Mediasite desktop recorder program. The new app, Mediasite Mosiac, enables users to manage and upload collaborative recordings from Zoom, Microsoft Teams and other video and web conference systems as well as create video communications.

AI Consortium Funds 26 Pandemic Research Projects

A new artificial intelligence consortium has funded 26 projects intended to advance the use of AI to mitigate COVID-19 and future pandemics.

New Company Addresses Need for Campus COVID-19 Testing

A new company has formed specifically to provide COVID-19 testing and logistics services to universities and colleges. Campus Health Project has promised that it can generate test results in 24 to 48 hours, as part of helping institutions resume activities on campus, including college sports.

Florida A&M Signs with Cengage to Increase Textbook Affordability

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University has set up an inclusive access model for its students, to encourage them to purchase textbooks and class materials as a bundle deal.



COVID-19 Puts 2019 Higher Ed Challenges in Stark Relief

In a survey done pre-pandemic among members of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, researchers found that many of the big challenges cited by higher education leaders then are the same ones they're grappling with today.

North Dakota Universities Pass State Version of FERPA

North Dakota higher education leaders have passed a new policy intended to protect student data. The State Board of Higher Education has implemented policy 503.2, the "Student Data Privacy and Security Bill of Rights."

Few Colleges Publicly Posting Fall Plans

According to a recent survey by education technology company Cengage, nearly nine in 10 colleges and universities (86 percent) haven't yet announced plans for the fall semester.

Arizona State U to Share Help with Remote Instruction in Free Online Conference

Arizona State University is hosting a free two-day online conference to help all higher education faculty prepare remote courses for the fall.

Extreme Networks Offers Kits for Hosting Safer Events

Extreme Networks has compiled a bundle of products that's being promoted as a ramp-up for hosting virus-safe esports and athletic events at schools and other locations.

New NASEF Resource Offers Esports Career Resources

The North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF) is working with Hitmarker to publish esports career information.