Learn How Pearson LearningStudio & ConnectYard Can Help Your Institution Increase Student Engagement & Retention!
Today’s students are technology savvy with digital expectations. They are coming of age in a Web 2.0 world where Facebook, Twitter and text messaging are the preferred channels for sharing and communicating ideas. So how do educators leverage these same social and mobile technologies to increase student engagement and ultimately improve learning outcomes?
 
ConnectYard provides a completely private and secure, hosted social engagement module for Pearson LearningStudio that instantly notifies students about important announcements, reminders and grade updates via their preferred communications channels of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, text message and email accounts. 
 
ConnectYard also enables two-way communication feedback so students can immediately reply to posts without having to sign into LearningStudio. This  allows faculty and staff to post new messages or respond to student queries directly from LearningStudio or via email.
 
This Webinar will examine how both faculty and the institution can leverage LearningStudio and ConnectYard to better:
* deliver real-time course and campus-level notifications 
* send key information to students on their mobile devices and social media sites (vs. email which may sit unread for days/weeks)
* include the institution and faculty in the conversation.
Learn How Microsoft Office 365 & ConnectYard Increase Student Engagement!

With the ever-expanding number of communication options available to students, faculty and administrators, institutions are recognizing both the opportunity and necessity of extending communications beyond traditional email in order to facilitate greater student engagement and increased participation. The ConnectYard App for SharePoint Online (SharePoint 2013 running on Office 365) allows your institution to easily deliver important and timely notifications to students via SMS (text, picture and video messaging), Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other places they are more likely to check and interact with than email. This serves to speed message receipt and response times as well as creates a more cohesive, connected learning environment.

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/563664802

Get Your Students More Engaged In and Out-side of the Classroom!

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.

Attend this Webinar and learn how to better your students using the technology they know and love!
 
This presentation is sponsored by ConnectYard, and is scheduled for Thursday, May 30th at 2pm ET.

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/777969850

Learn How Social and Mobile Alerts Increase Campus Safety and Security

With the uncertainty of today's tragedies and ever-expanding number of communication options available, the need to increase the effectiveness of campus alerts is a necessity, now more than ever before.

Attend this session and learn how with minimal setup, you can send direct messages to social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, in addition to SMS (text, picture and video messaging), voice (text-to-speech, speech-to-text) and email, so that you have the best chance of reaching students, faculty, staff, campus security, first responders, parents and others with time-sensitive communications.
 
All attendees will automatically qualify to receive a FREE one-year subscription to ConnectYard's text and email alert service, which may be used for campus or district-wide notifications.
 
This presentation is sponsored by ConnectYard, and is scheduled for Tuesday, February 19th at 2pm ET.
 
Attend this webinar and learn how your institution can qualify to send campus wide alerts at NO COST!
 
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/977735330
Learn How to More Effectively Promote Events and Activities to Your Students!

"Students might check on that e-mail communication from the university once or twice a week, and by that time there might be 200 messages."

-The Chronicle of Higher Education, Sept. 2012
 
It's become clear that email alone is no longer an effective tool for reaching and engaging today’s student body as it's one of the last places students check for something new or interesting. Yet, many student service organizations still rely heavily on email to promote campus events and other activities that are key to overall student success. ConnectYard allows you to easily deliver important and timely notifications to students via SMS (text, picture and video messaging), Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other places they are more likely to check and interact with than email.
 
Attend this Webinar and learn how to better engage your students using the technology they know and love!
 
This presentation is sponsored by ConnectYard, and is scheduled for Thursday, April 4th at 2pm EDT.
 
Learn How the University of Southern Mississippi is Using ConnectYard to Increase Student Engagement!

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. Learn how Cindy Handley, an instructor at the University of Southern Mississippi, uses ConnectYard in her courses to save time by eliminating redundant communications, while making the learning experience more interactive and engaging!

Cindy Handley is a Medical Technologist (Clinical Laboratory Scientist) working as an assistant professor and graduate coordinator at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM).   She has 30+ years of experience in clinical laboratory bench work and education.  Dr Handley’s degrees include a BS and MS in Medical Technology and a PhD in Vocational Education with an emphasis on educating teachers.  Her research interests are learning styles and sickle cell anemia & potential vitamin deficiencies.  She was a part of USM’s pilot program with Connect Yard and has used it for the past 3 semesters.

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/187531498

 

Learn How Fairmont State University is Keeping Their Students Safe & Connected with ConnectYard!

With the uncertainty of today's tragedies and ever-expanding number of communication options available, the need to increase the effectiveness of campus alerts is a necessity, now more than ever before. Learn how Fairmont State University is utilizing ConnectYard’s unique communications platform to effectively reach students in a time of need.

Harmony Garletts is an Instructional Technologist at Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College, where she works closely with the faculty to design and deliver trainings on a wide variety of instructional topics. Harmony has been instrumental in the implementation of ConnectYard at the University and will walk you through how they are keeping their students safe and connected using ConnectYard.

This presentation is sponsored by ConnectYard, and is scheduled for Thursday, April 25th at 2pm ET.

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/976356826

Webinar on April 7th, 2013 at 2:00 PM ET

"Students might check on that e-mail communication from the university once or twice a week, and by that time there might be 200 messages." 

-The Chronicle of Higher Education, Sept. 2012 

It's become clear that email alone is no longer an effective tool for reaching and engaging today’s student body as it's one of the last places students check for something new or interesting. Yet, many student service organizations still rely heavily on email to promote campus events and other activities that are key to overall student success. ConnectYard allows you to easily deliver important and timely notifications to students via SMS (text, picture and video messaging), Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other places they are more likely to check and interact with than email. 

Attend this Webinar and learn how to better engage your students using the technology they know and love! 

This presentation is sponsored by ConnectYard, and is scheduled for Thursday, April 4th at 2pm EDT.

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/510632978

Webinar on April 2nd, 2013 at 2:00 PM ET

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.

Attend this Webinar and learn how to better your students using the technology they know and love!

This presentation is sponsored by ConnectYard, and is scheduled for Tuesday, April 2nd at 2pm ET.

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/710771354

Webinar on March 21st, 2013 at 2:00 PM ET

With the uncertainty of today's tragedies and ever-expanding number of communication options available, the need to increase the effectiveness of campus alerts is a necessity, now more than ever before.

Attend this session and learn how with minimal setup, you can send direct messages to social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, in addition to SMS (text, picture and video messaging), voice (text-to-speech, speech-to-text) and email, so that you have the best chance of reaching students, faculty, staff, campus security, first responders, parents and others with time-sensitive communications.
 
This presentation is sponsored by ConnectYard, and is scheduled for Thursday, March 21st at 2pm ET.