Webinar: SouthWest Virginia Community Colleges

This Webinar is by special invitation only. Contact us at 973-494-0843 or info@connectyard.com for more information.

Webinar: Virginia Community College System Sneak Peek! Introducing ConnectYard

This Webinar is by special invitation only. Contact us at 973-494-0843 or info@connectyard.com for more information.

Webinar: Eliminate the Communication Disconnect. Improve Student Retention and Engagement in Online Learning!

Register today online or contact us at 973-494-0843 or info@connectyard.com for more information.

Webinar: Odessa College Improves Student Retention, Financial Aid Process, and Overall Engagement!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 1:30 pm EDT

OdessaCollege, in Odessa Texas, recently made the evening news with the integration of ConnectYard as their primary communications platform. Using ConnectYard to leverage social and mobile media such as Facebook, Twitter, video, and text messaging, Odessa has seen a number of process improvements in financial aid, course level communication between faculty and students, and course evaluations.

In this session Corey Davis, Executive Director of Odessa College Global will provide an in-depth review of what was learned during the ConnectYard integration and implementation process.   He will share unexpected process improvements that led to the decision to make ConnectYard the default communications platform for Odessa College Global.

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Webinar: Leveraging Social and Mobile Media to Improve Learning Outcomes

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 2:00 pm
Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

Join us for a Blackboard and ConnectYard Webinar!

The best way to improve learning outcomes is to get students more engaged. With ConnectYard, faculty can interact with students through popular social media and mobile technology without the need to learn or use any new technology. During this webinar, Dr. Lora Helvie-Mason, an instructor at Southern University at New Orleans, will share her experience with ConnectYard.

Dr. Helvie-Mason will also present what she views as the most valuable features of the ConnectYard integration with the Blackboard Learn™ platform and highlight the benefits she has experienced as a result of using ConnectYard in her elearning and distance learning courses.

This is a webinar that you absolutely do not want to miss!

2011 STEMtech conference

October 1-5, 2011
JW Marriott, Indianapolis, Indiana

Educators, industry leaders, and others will gather to discuss increasing student access into and success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors and careers. The 2011 STEMtech conference will also help educators explore the strategic use of information technology to better serve their students, campuses, and communities.

Please be sure to visit our booth as well as attend our presentation to learn more about how ConnectYard is integrating social and mobile technologies to better engage learners!


Webinar: Bridging the Gap Between Faculty and Students Using Facebook, Twitter and Text

Monday, September 26, 2011
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Use ConnectYard to communicate better using social media!  ConnectYard seamlessly integrates Facebook, Twitter and video as well as text messaging with popular learning systems and portals to better engage students.  A ConnectYard implementation has been proven to increase student retention rates by helping to manage faculty-to-student communications and increasing student collaboration by establishing learning communities.

It’s simple, ConnectYard provides a quick, easy and secure way for your institution to leverage social and mobile media channels to improve student learning outcomes and stay in touch!

2nd Annual Virginia Blackboard Users Group (VaBUG) Conference

September 22-23, 2011
Crowne Plaze, Richmond, VA

This year’s Virginia Blackboard Users Group (VaBUG) annual conference will be hosted by VCU. The theme for this year’s conference is “Integrating Technologies For Engaging Learners.” Please be sure to visit our booth and learn more about how ConnectYard is integrating social and mobile technologies to better engage learners!

The 2nd Annual eLearning Symposium for the Alabama Community College System (ACCS)

August 17-18, 2011
Athens State University, AL

Blackboard is excited to welcome McGraw-Hill Higher Education, Follett, NBC Learn, Sprint, Brainshark, ConnectYard, eXplorance, ShareStream, SoftChalk, and Tegrity to this event. Rajeev Arora, Vice President of Marketing and Strategy for Blackboard Collaborate, will kick off the conference with a keynote address, followed by concurrent presentations sessions led by our participating Partners. Last year’s Symposium drew more than 200 people, and we hope to welcome even more ACCS delegates this year!

Campus Technology 2011

July 25-28, 2011
Seaport World Trade Center, Boston, MA

ConnectYard is presenting and exhibiting at the conference. Please be sure to attend our presentation on Wednesday, July 27th at 1:30pm as well as visit us at booth #861.

Campus Technology 2011 is the 18th annual summer conference where leading innovators and experts in technology for higher education help information technologists, campus administrators, instructional designers, eLearning program managers and faculty ensure that their institutions remain competitive via the next generation of technologies for the campus. This year, sessions will explore strategic planning, learning applications and tools, instructional design, learning spaces/smart classrooms, digital campus and IT infrastructure and leadership/strategy.