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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.

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.

Blackboard Learn Gets Dropbox Integration

Thanks to a new partnership announced at the Educause 2016 conference, Blackboard Learn users will now be able to collaborate on documents using the cloud sharing platform Dropbox. As part of the integration, users will be able to upload documents to Dropbox, share them with others and collaborate in a secure environment.

Cal State U Adopts Video Platform to Support Online Ed

The California State University System has adopted a new video platform to support online teaching and learning throughout the state.



Follett, DubLabs Partner to Ease Access to Course Materials

Follett has partnered with DubLabs in an effort to make it easier for students to access course materials.

Sonic Foundry Launches Podium PC-Based Video Capture

Lecture capture company Sonic Foundry has formally released a new application intended to help faculty members and others record straightforward screencasts or audio and slide presentations from a podium PC without the intervention of a production person.

State University System of Florida Implements New Financial Reporting System

The State University System of Florida — a system of 12 Florida public universities serving more than 300,000 students — has adopted a cloud-based financial reporting tool to assist with data collection related to bond refinancing, state-funded projects and tuition and fee schedules.

UC Santa Barbara Prof Lands Malware Award from Google

Google Research has granted one of its many annual research awards to a professor at the University of California Santa Barbara immersed in the study of computer security.

Texas A&M Upgrades to New, Faster Supercomputer

Texas A&M University has installed a new $2.1 million supercomputer, nicknamed "Terra," which will support research projects such as developing new drugs, forecasting storm surges and managing energy sources.

Rice U, SXSWedu Open Rather Prize to Improve Texas Education

Rice University in Texas has once again teamed up with SXSWedu to host a competition to improve the state’s K–12 education system.

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