Content, Data, Environment and Collaboration Are Driving The Future Of Digital Learning With Unizin
Unizin is a technology company that sees the future of digital education. They have created products in three main areas that support the entire digital learning ecosystem. Their products focus on content, data management and the learning environment.
Though a variety of tools and content partnerships, including PressBooks, Unizin helps teachers and instructors create intuitive course development workflows and help make rich media, high quality instructional materials. Unizin insures that the instructional materials teachers are creating can be distributed natively through their LMS.
Unizin offers hosting for Pressbooks, a widely used open source book content management system. Pressbooks is great for publishing book based content and offering students access to book related materials through a school’s LMS.
Unizin’s upcoming course development suite will offer educators three applications that will support the needs and workflows of faculty, instructors, librarians, instructional developers and multimedia developers.
Unizin’s data platform is a suite of data management tools that allow users to pull essential, data out of their LMS and SIS systems that will help them make impactful decisions when it comes to the learner.
To enhance the learning environment Unizin offers Unizin engage a platform that through LTI integration with the LMS, students can quickly access any content, course materials and assignments from any device. They can even elect to keep content on their device in situations where there is limited data. On the instructor side, Engage offers real time insights into how students are engaging with content. This helps instructors identify students that need help with concepts or study habits.
But Unizin isn’t just a software company. The Unizin consortium was created when a group of universities came together to help steer the future of digital learning and the impact it will have on students everywhere. The schools that initially kicked off the consortium, led by co-chairs Brad Wheeler and James L Hilton were: Colorado State University, the University of Florida, Indiana University and the University of Michigan.
Through the consortium, like minded participant schools can share data and the content that faculty and students create and share it with others in the network. All of the schools in the consortium use Canvas as their Learning Management System (LMS).
Find out how Unizin is the future of digital learning at Canvas’s InstructureCon at the Keystone Resort in Colorado this week, and online at unizin.org