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Its Learning by Its Learning ASWeb-Based Learning Platform

New to the US, It's Learning is a web-based learning management platform created by the Norwegian company It's Learning AS, designed to manage and enhance the educational process for students, instructors, and administrators. The software-as-a-service solution allows users to create and deliver text, images, sound, and video for courses, collaborative projects, online discussions, tests, or presentations. The material can then be saved to an ePortfolio, and used for student assessment. Other features include plagiarism control, blogs, project forums, discussion boards, audio- and videoconferences, secure messaging/e-mail, grade books, and online exams. Pricing is based on an annual license for each student and instructor.

Minuteman RPM 1521 by MinutemanRemote Power Management

Para Systems has introduced the Minuteman RPM 1521, a two-outlet IP-addressable device that allows users to remotely manage power for connected devices. Via a secure web browser interface, users can cycle power off and on, reducing downtime and providing a fast resolution to equipment lock-ups. Designed for use with security systems, telephone/VoIP systems, servers, and network peripherals, the RPM 1521 allows each receptacle to be independently monitored and managed, including scheduled shut-downs and reboots. The device also provides protection from power surges and spikes that can damage equipment. Contact vendor for pricing.

Chat Tool for Recruitment

Intelliworks has launched Intelliworks Chat, a web-based tool designed to optimize student service and inquiry management on college and university websites. The tool enables admissions and enrollment departments to offer real-time responses to prospective student questions, directly from the institution's website (an optional desktop console is also available for chat agents). Features include the ability to: integrate chat sessions with Intelliworks CRM and attach cases to individual contact records; push relevant web content to students; respond to common questions with pre-written messages; locate web visitors via Google Maps integration; connect chats with Google Analytics; and use pre- or post-chat surveys to collect information on constituents. Pricing starts at $1,000 per user per year.

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