IRIS Software Group acquires school management system, iSAMS
IRIS Software Group announced it has acquired iSAMS, an online school management system. Complementing IRIS’s vision of being the most trusted provider of mission-critical software and services, iSAMS strives to streamline school management and build valuable relationships between employees, parents, and pupils.
Source: Financial Post
Turnitin Acquires ExamSoft, a Leading Assessment Platform
Turnitin who, lately, has been building and broadening its assessment capabilities, announced it has acquired ExamSoft, a software-based assessment platform, from Spectrum Equity. ExamSoft empowers educational institutions mainly to protect exam integrity, thus expanding Turitin’’s portfolio of assessment products.
Together they will offer institutions further flexibility when delivering assessments, becoming a single destination for institutions to uphold integrity at every stage in a student’s journey.
Source: Business Wire
Conferencing – Manchester University
Manchester University Launches Site-Wide Lecture Capture Initiative With the YuJa Enterprise Video Platform to Deliver Cloud-Hosted Lecture Capture and Live Streaming Services
YuJa Inc. is pleased to provide Manchester University with an enhanced video learning experience as the campus reopens for in-person classes.
“More often today, the deployment of a seamless, comprehensive lecture capture platform is essential towards ensuring the academic success of university students whether they are learning remotely or in-person,” said Dr. Ajit Singh, Chief Executive Officer of YuJa Inc.
Source: Business Wire
Learning Management System – Binghamton University
Binghamton University Chooses Brightspace
Seventeen thousand students, educators, and administrators at Binghamton University in New York will soon be able to use the institution’s new learning management system: D2L’s Brightspace.
The Brightspace platform was selected due to its ease of use, its commitment to accessibility, which is a top priority for Binghamton, as well as D2L’s commitment to continual improvement and working as a true partner with educators.
Source: Globe Newswire
Online Program Management – University of Canterbury
University of Canterbury Launches Free Global Online Short Courses
The University of Canterbury (UC) is joining the edX platform to offer free, short courses. UC will initially offer six courses in the form of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) presented through high-quality video segments with an emphasis on learning, rather than assessment.
This move gives UC an opportunity to reach a large, growing international market while providing an ideal opportunity to explore a new topic or area of interest before committing to a full programme of study.
Source: Mirage News
Textbooks – University of Surrey
University of Surrey Students to Get Free Access to Textbooks Following Landmark BibliU Deal
In order to increase accessibility and ensure that no student is disadvantaged due to their financial circumstances, the University of Surrey will provide all full-time graduate and undergraduate students with free digital access to selected key course textbooks through a partnership with BibliU.
Through features such as the ability to highlight core passages, add notes, zoom into text, and read-aloud functions, the BibliU digital learning app improves accessibility to all students while tailoring resources to their exact needs.
Source: ProNews Report