Success Stories

Our Members not only receive benefits from being a part of the Unizin Consortium but inspire our community with their initiatives in education technology. There is an equal exchange between us and our Members, and many of their individual successes are wins for Unizin as a whole. Here, we want to share some of their success stories and celebrate how they have helped their fellow universities and Unizin.

Share a story with us. 

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Flipping a Large Enrollment Classroom with Canvas

By Alex Page | December 5, 2016

When it was first announced that the University of Iowa was planning to pilot Canvas as part of Unizin, Jon Garfinkel, finance professor at the Tippie College of Business, realized this could be just the opportunity he needed to try flipping his new undergrad course. He had started flipping his MBA courses a while ago, when he observed the rise of free and low-cost college-level learning opportunities, like edX and Coursera. He… Read More

Indiana University - Bloomington campus

Introducing IU’s Unizin Liaison

By Olivia Arredondo | October 3, 2016

  IU’s Unizin-Dedicated Liaison Streamlines Coordination Between Campus, Unizin Staff As Unizin releases more solutions for content, analytics and the learning environment, more and more people from our Member universities are getting involved in communicating, testing, and piloting our tools and services. This can present a logistical challenge when it comes to coordinating resources and teams across different departments on campus, not to mention across different institutions in the Consortium. It became… Read More

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Migration Collaboration

By Alex Page | September 6, 2016

Unizin Institutions Share Tools, Best Practices for Switching LMSs “We’re tired,” Annette Beck, Director of Enterprise Instructional Technology and Evaluation & Exam Service, says with a laugh. She is describing her team’s whirlwind year at the University of Iowa. In just two semesters, they have transitioned all academic courses at Iowa from D2L to Canvas, an impressive feat in the higher education realm. “I think it was the fastest anyone has ever migrated… Read More

We want to hear your stories! What positive changes have you seen on your campus because of digital tools? How has being a part of Unizin helped you move farther in your edtech journey? How has learner success improved at your school? Share with us!