Jenzabar releases new tools for social networking

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Jenzabar®, Inc., a leading provider of software, strategies and services for higher education, released the latest version of Jenzabar Social at EDUCAUSE 2013 in Anaheim. Jenzabar Social transforms institutions’ social media activities into vibrant communities, offering constituents better privacy settings, secure online transactions, and direct collaboration with classmates and faculty. The latest update contains new tools for enhanced responsive design and additional social network connections.

Additional social network support has been added for Google+, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter, allowing customers to create a social media dashboard that helps schools list and categorize all official and/or recommended social media outlets in one place. Institutions can also create feeds that aggregate content from all different accounts and social networks into streams defined by the school. Another new feature within Jenzabar Social includes enhanced responsive design where all content scales appropriately whether users are on a desktop, tablet, or phone.

“Keeping tabs on the various social media sites and knowing which are official can be a hassle. The dashboard within Jenzabar Social collaborates official social media accounts across the institution, from admissions and athletics, to student affairs and alumni relations,” said Michael O’Hearn, Jenzabar Social Product Manager. “The different social media accounts are brought together in one secure, location through the Jenzabar Social platform, making it easier for constituents to find and track social media presence and activity of their institutions.”

With Jenzabar Social, institutions can securely monitor social media sites. Existing students can also connect directly to courses in Jenzabar’s LMS and share information with other classmates right on Facebook and Twitter. Private communities are created within Jenzabar Social where users connect without needing to become “friends” or “followers”. Course communities are integrated directly into the learning management system where students and staff securely access Gradebook and Coursework.

About Jenzabar

Jenzabar, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise software, strategies, and services developed exclusively for higher education. The company offers integrated, innovative solutions to advance the goals of academic and administrative offices across the campus and throughout the student lifecycle. As a trusted partner serving more than 1,000 campuses worldwide, Jenzabar has over four decades of experience supporting the higher education community. Jenzabar is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. For further information, please visit www.jenzabar.com