"Student engagement is often stifled by having to log into the LMS or .EDU email."
ConnectYard offers a completely FERPA compliant and secure 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 your Google Classroom, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Edmodo, Moodle, Sakai, Canvas, Blackboard or D2L Brightspace course communications faster and more accessible by delivering important and timely notifications to remote learners on WhatsApp(delivery and read receipts), Twitter DM, Facebook, SMS (no data plan required), MMS (rich text, picture and video messaging), Voice (text-to-speech, speech-to-text) using Amazon Poly (Alexa in 29 languages) and other places they are more likely to check. This enables your institution to meet Federal requirements for remote learners with disabilities as well asbetter support English language learners and impoverished students with limited or no internet access at home.
Our seamless notification integrations with popular platforms help you to increase attendance, participation and assignment completion rates for remote learners:
Zoom - send meeting invites and reminders via SMS, Voice and Social Media, and know once they've been received!
Microsoft Teams - send reminders and questions via SMS, Voice and Social Media, and know once they've been received!
Google Classroom - send announcements, assignments and questions via SMS, Voice and Social Media, and know once they've been received!
Edmodo - send notifications about upcoming events, direct posts and new replies via SMS, Voice and Social Media, and know once they've been received!
Moodle - send announcements, discussions, quiz and assignment reminders and gradebook updates via SMS, Voice and Social Media, and know once they've been received!
Sakai - send announcements, discussions, assessment and assignment reminders and course materials via SMS, Voice and Social Media, and know once they've been received!
Canvas - send announcements, discussions, due dates, appointment sign-up and cancellations and grading via SMS, Voice and Social Media, and know once they've been received!
Blackboard - send announcements, discussion threads and gradebook updates via SMS, Voice and Social Media, and know once they've been received!
D2L Brightspace - send news, discussions, quiz reminders, course content, and grade updates via SMS, Voice and Social Media, and know once they've been received!
Our multi-modal platform supports two-way messaging, which enables students to engage with you using their channel of choice, as well as confirmation of when notifications are both delivered and viewed so that it's clear who has yet to receive your notifications. The service takes just minutes to setup and seamlessly integrates with existing learning management as well as portal and email systems. Once setup, students simply opt-in to the channels and languages they prefer to receive messages in for either one-to-one or one-to-many communications. Numerous partner institutions are utilizing our unique platform to fundamentally change the way they engage their learners!
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 and languages.
Automatically Updates Social Media Pages
ConnectYard automatically posts across all of your schools's 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.
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 WhatsApp and Twitter DM or via any text-capable mobile device. All responses, regardless from where they originate, are recorded back into ConnectYard for a single system of record.
Integration into Learning Management System
ConnectYard integrates with today’s leading learning platforms including, Zoom, Google Classroom, Canvas, Blackboard, Desire2Learn, Moodle, Sakai and more.
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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