Meet our 2017 Sponsors
It is our great pleasure to introduce you to our sponsors for the 2017 Conference:
Echo360 provides solutions to support institutions wishing to deliver face-to-face, blended and/or distance learning courses, through increasing in-class participation with digital polling, providing a rich out-of-class experience with recorded course content, and delivering usage analytics to help instructors measure student progress.
Kaltura’s mission is to power any video experience. A recognized leader in the EdVP (Education Video Platform), OTT TV (Over the Top TV), OVP (Online Video Platform), and EVP (Enterprise Video Platform) markets, Kaltura has emerged as the fastest growing video platform, and as the one with the widest use-case and appeal. Kaltura is deployed globally in thousands of educational institutions, enterprises, media companies, and service providers and engages hundreds of millions of viewers at home, at work, and at school.
ReadSpeaker for Higher Education
ReadSpeaker is a Signature Partner of Blackboard, providing a building block in order to integrate ReadSpeaker into Blackboard’s flagship LMS, the Blackboard Learn environment and Moodle Enterprise. Easy to integrate, ReadSpeaker can be used by students to read aloud course content in both HTML and document format. ReadSpeaker for Blackboard Learn and Moodle Enterprise deploys campus wide automatically and assists students with below expected literacy levels or other accessibility challenges or students that prefer the convenience of audio versions of their course content. ReadSpeaker is available with an industry leading Australian accented text to speech voice as well as voices in over 60 languages.
Qwickly is a user-centric productivity platform for Blackboard Learn™. Qwickly provides the most flexible and user-friendly attendance solution for Blackboard Learn™. Qwickly allows users to upload DropBox, Google Drive, OneDrive, and Box documents to Learn™ through modules or course tools. Qwickly allows faculty to make courses available, send emails, post announcements, and post content to multiple courses at once. Qwickly connects students together, facilitating group interaction.
Blackboard and Copia have partnered to provide a catalog of Australian eTextbooks from major Educational Publishers and to bring together the traditional syllabus to life. With Copia Class, faculty have access to a powerful platform to deliver customisable and collaborative content directly within Blackboard Learn. Faculty can easily create an engaging learning environment that fully aligns with course objectives by leveraging the comprehensive content library, eTextbook marketplace, dynamic discussions, and personalized feedback. To ensure faculty are supported each step of the way, Copia provides individualized services to create instructional experiences that meet the changing needs of educational partners today.
At EesySoft we provide Smart Application Support which allow you to measure usage, optimise adoption and improve support within your Blackboard learning environment, making it ‘eesy’ for you to identify those users who are doing well and those who are in need of support.
Turnitin is revolutionizing the experience of writing to learn. Turnitin’s formative feedback and originality checking services promote critical thinking, ensure academic integrity and help students improve their writing. Turnitin provides instructors with the tools to engage students in the writing process, provide personalized feedback, and assess student progress over time. Turnitin is used by more than 26 million students at 15,000 institutions in 140 countries. Turnitin is headquartered in Oakland, Calif., with international offices in Newcastle, U.K., Utrecht, Netherlands and Melbourne, Australia.
Proctorio is a fully automated invigilation system that gives institutions confidence in their online programs. Proctorio allows online learners to complete exams on their own schedule without having to travel to a testing centre. Proctorio’s flexible secure browser and automated behaviour monitoring puts the instructor back in control of the invigilation process. Exam footage is analysed and delivered directly to the gradebook. Only actions that the course instructor determines as suspicious behaviour are highlighted for review. The software not only provides instructors with evidence in cases of misconduct but acts as a deterrent of unethical test taking behaviour. This ensures that the online course or degree is accredited and its validity is upheld.