Teaching & Learning

"Student engagement is often stifled by having to log into the LMS or .EDU email."

ConnectYard offers a completely private and secure social engagement platform that allows both students and faculty to easily communicate with one another using today’s most popular social and mobile technologies. ConnectYard helps make course communications faster and more effective by delivering important and timely notifications to students on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, text messaging and other places they are more likely to check than email. 

ConnectYard is very easy to use and integrates with existing learning management as well as email systems. Users simply opt-in to the channels they prefer to receive messages on for either one-to-one or one-to-many communications. Numerous institutions are utilizing our unique platform to fundamentally change the way they engage their students. 

 

Features & Benefits

Beyond the Learning Management System

  • Faculty can post and respond from outside the Learning Management System. They can simply create and respond to an email while students receive the message on their preferred channels.

Automatically Updates Social Media Pages

  • ConnectYard automatically posts across all of your Facebook and Twitter pages regardless from where the message originates (e.g. portal, email, etc). This saves time as you need only send one message to reach all of your social media outlets. 

2-Way Communication

  • ConnectYard provides dynamic two-way messaging that allows for cross platform communication amongst its users. End users can receive and respond to messages from social media spaces such as Facebook and Twitter or via any text-capable mobile device. All responses, regardless from where they originate, are recorded back into ConnectYard. 

Integration into Learning Management System

  • ConnectYard integrates with today’s leading learning management systems including, Blackboard, Desire2Learn, Moodle, and Sakai.

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Pricing

ConnectYard offers a flat rate price based on the number of potential subscribers during a given year. The more users you have, the lower the unit cost per user. This includes unlimited messaging and groups, phone and email support as well as version updates and upgrades. The service license can be purchased annually with discounts applied for multi-year agreements.


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