Unizin is a consortium of like-minded institutions facilitating the transition toward collaborative digital education. Our mission is to improve the learning experience by providing an environment built on collaboration, data, standards, and scale.
Our university Members are islands of teaching and learning innovation. Unizin is here to make sure those advancements don't happen in a vacuum and can be shared easily over Unizin's digital learning ecosystem.
As a unique Consortium, Unizin is building an ecosystem driven by data. We work with institutional researchers to generate and share insights based on analytics from the teaching and learning environment.
Unizin supports tools and services built on standards. Alongside standards bodies, like IMS Global Learning Consortium, Unizin helps drive adoption at our Member institutions for greater interoperability across campuses.
Universities have a difficult time scaling their innovations. As a part of the Unizin Consortium, digital teaching and learning tools and services can quickly be shared and supported by our standards-based infrastructure.
What people are saying
“Unizin is both a consortium and an infrastructure ecosystem. It draws on the intellectual and financial resources of its membership to create a vision and shape the digital learning landscape universities will utilize to the benefit of the institution and its instructors, students, and researchers as they adapt teaching and learning in a digital world. ”
“We have an opportunity to work across institutions to solve problems with scale. My institution's needs aren’t unique. Others have the same challenges. We can combine brainpower to solve our issues. It also allows us to share resources. ”
“The ecosystem is changing very quickly. It is not a differentiator anymore. As a commodity, you should want to spend less time and energy on other things.”
Unizin is a cloud-based infrastructure founded on open technology standards. As digital teaching and learning needs evolve, so will our systems. As a collaborative organization, the consortium empowers faculty to decide to share assignments, modules, videos and other content they create with whomever they choose: their campus or colleagues across Unizin or no one at all. Analytics provided by all aspects of the ecosystem enable research to improve learning.
Unizin is a university-owned service for universities with the goal to improve learner success. Ten founding universities provided the initial investment for Unizin in 2014. It is governed as a not-for-profit service operator with a CEO and board of directors from its members as an Unincorporated Association at Internet2.