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Carlow University Replaces Legacy LMS to Improve Collaboration

Carlow University in Pittsburgh is replacing its legacy learning management system (LMS) with one new to the higher ed market.

Schoology, already popular with K-12 educational technology, has begun offering products for higher education as well. Its higher ed LMS features course management, assessment management, in-depth analytics and flexible standards-based integrations with other systems. Central to the system is an assessment management platform with assessment and reporting functions at the course and administration level.

Faculty and students can access their courses and campus activities from anywhere using Schoology's native mobile apps. According to information from the company, Schoology uses a learner-centric rather than course-centric design, and it can support any type of campus activity, in addition to courses. With the mobile apps, faculty can manage their classes from anywhere and students can stay connected via any device.

"Carlow University places the student learning experience at the heart of all our degree programs and Schoology matches that vision," said Carlow Chief Information Officer Jeffrey Devlin. "We see Schoology's great potential in being so much more than a content repository. It is a collaboration platform where instructors and students engage in new ways and can have much richer learning interactions together."

Carlow is a private Catholic university with about 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers both live and on-line courses, and began using Schoology with its recently completed summer session.

"It is always gratifying to be installed at a learning institution that values the individual learning experience as much as Carlow University because, when students are at the focus, Schoology shines," said Schoology CEO Jeremy Friedman.

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Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.

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