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Hobsons' New Platform Combines Data Analytics, Early Intervention Tools for Higher Ed

Hobsons, a software developer that has been best known for creating digital counseling tools for K-12 students preparing for college, is now introducing a new product, Starfish Enterprise Success Platform, intended to take advantage of the acquisition of two companies this year.

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.

D2L Teams with Amazon Web Services

D2L is partnering with Amazon Web Services in an effort to better serve customers and to accelerate expansion and innovation.

Blackboard Acquires Accessibility Platform

Blackboard today announced the acquisition of Fronteer, a UK-based educational products and services company whose flagship Ally software helps institutions and instructors make course content more accessible.

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.

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