This Week in Review – June 18th to June 24th


Microsoft Buys Edtech Startup Flipgrid and Makes the Video Discussion Tool Free for all Schools

Subscription to Flipgrid, Inc. will be free to all educators now that Microsoft acquired the startup.

The video discussion tool is said to be used by more than 20 million educators, students and families across K-12 and higher education in 180 countries.

Source: GeekWire

Conferencing - Colorado Community College System

YuJa Selected by Colorado Community College System for 5-Year System-Wide Agreement

Following a competitive review process, the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) confirmed that YuJa Enterprise Video Platform was selected to provide video capture and storage services to its various community colleges.

“Our partnership with the Colorado Community College System demonstrates our ability to provide highly-available and scalable video solutions at a cost that meets the budgetary needs of a full college system,” said Dr. Ajit Singh, President of YuJa Corporation.

Source: Global Banking & Finance Review

Customer Relationship Management - Manchester College

The Manchester College Chooses e2s Recruit Software from Engage2Serve

Manchester College chose e2s Recruit CRM solution, a high productivity marketing and admission system, to improve the way they connect and engage with prospective students in order to increase the number of enrolments and provide a better overall experience, from meaningful first impressions through engaging conversations using multi-channel communication with current students.

Source: fe news

Learning Management System - Nine New Educational Institutions

Nine Educational Institutions Choose Motivis Learning to Improve the Student Experience and Learning Outcomes

Nine new partner institutions began implementing Motivis’ teaching and learning platform in April and May. Motivis Learning, which replaces traditional learning management systems and supports a full range of pedagogical models, will deliver outcomes-based student experiences which will allow students "... to take ownership in their learning, as well as showcase how they are developing their competencies."

Source: Cision PRWeb

Learning Management System (Add-On) - California Community Colleges 

Foundation for California Community Colleges Partners with Notebowl for Social Learning

Following a partnership announcement, Notebowl's social learning platform will be available at aggregate pricing to all 114 colleges that constitute the California Community Colleges.

This new social learning platform will allow students to consume course information the way they do in real life in a safe and FERPA certified environment as well as helping to increase student engagement with its integration to the Canvas Learning Management System.

Source: Cision PR Newswire


Texas Appoints New Chief Information Officer

Chris Sedore has been named vice president and chief information officer at the University of Texas at Austin. In his new role, which he will assume as of August 1st, Sedore will be responsible for leading the university’s information technology (IT) efforts, including the continued development and delivery of customer-focused IT solutions that enable the university community to pursue excellence in its research and educational mission.

Source: UT News