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RapidIdentity Intros SafeID Feature for Monitoring User Credentials

Digital identity platform Identity Automation has introduced RapidIdentity SafeID, a new option for education clients using the company's flagship RapidIdentity platform to manage identities and access.

Marshall Intros Zoom-Certified PTZ Camera

Audio and video technologies company Marshall Electronics has introduced a sub-$900 pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) video camera that's certified by Zoom.

James Madison Adopts Online Commons

James Madison University has embedded a digital commons in its website, to better support students in continuing education programs. The institution has adopted software from InScribe, which sets up Q&A communities in online destinations where people already congregate, such as the learning management system.

Southern Illinois U Helping Build Virtual Aircraft Mechanics Training

An Illinois university is co-developing virtual reality software to help students learn aviation maintenance. The project is a partnership among three entities: the Aviation Technologies program at Southern Illinois University (SIU) in Carbondale; workforce development organization Man-Tra-Con; and TRANSFRVR, which develops simulation-based training.



Colorado State U Launches Roadblock-Free Online Pre-Req Program

Colorado State University System's online learning campus, CSU Global, has introduced a structure to woo hesitant returning students who don't want the hassle of designated term or semester start dates or having to submit transcripts before they're accepted.

Chegg Intros Enhanced Personalization, Content Integrations

Chegg has introduced “Learn With Chegg,” a new phase in its digital learning platform that offers more personalization and the ability to automatically push relevant content to users based on their needs, the company said in a news release.

New VitalSource Feature Offers AI-Generated Practice Activities

Education technology company VitalSource has added a component to Bookshelf, its digital textbook platform, to generate practice activities. The new function, CoachMe, uses artificial intelligence to generate questions that are formed from the text and shown in the margins of the page.

Cybersecurity Survey: External Threats Growing Faster Than Response Capabilities

In a new survey, a majority of education organizations reported they have not improved their cybersecurity detection or resolution capabilities — even as attacks against schools have skyrocketed during the pandemic.

Ransomware Source in Finalsite Attack Identified as School Websites Functioning Again

School website provider Finalsite said Monday that a cyber-investigation has identified the threat actor behind a ransomware attack last Tuesday that prompted the company to shut down its systems, taking about 3,000 school websites offline for most of the week in the process.

Ransomware Attack on Software Provider Finalsite Shuts Down Thousands of School Websites

Thousands of K–12 schools and universities found their websites inaccessible last week after website software provider Finalsite was hit by a ransomware attack. The company was still working to restore full functionality Friday afternoon.