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Big 12 Students Invited to Tackle Virtual Football Competition

Ten schools are participating in a "Big 12 Madden Summer Challenge" esports tournament, all online. The prize pool is $1,000. The event is being hosted on Mainline, an esports tournament platform.

Free Python Class Teaches Data Wrangling

Students who have some familiarity with Python can hone their data manipulation skills through a free four-day course in July. The "Data Wrangling with Python Bootcamp" is being taught by an instructor from Data Society, a company that does corporate data science training, and hosted by Skillsoft, which maintains a learning platform.

Kahoot Learning Content Academy Lets Faculty Share Materials

Kahoot! has launched a website where instructors can find and share learning content.

NC Community College Waives Tech Fees for Fall

Raleigh, NC-based Wake Tech Community College students won't be paying the typical extra fees this fall. Under the college's "No Fee Fall" deal, the school will be waiving its technology, student activity and campus access fees.



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."