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Tegrity Celebrates 6th Annual User Conference By Honoring Institutions Of Excellence With Customer Appreciation Awards

May 15, 2012

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Tegrity, a unit of McGraw-Hill Higher Education and a leading provider of lecture capture solutions for the higher education industry, today announced the winners of its Customer Appreciation Awards, which recognize academic institutions of excellence for their record usage, innovation and shared vision of lecture capture technology. The winners were recognized at the Space Needle dinner during the 6th annual Tegrity User Conference (TUC) held April 18-20 at the Hyatt at Olive 8 in Seattle. At the User Conference, hundreds of university faculty gathered with Tegrity executives to learn and share new, strategic and innovative ways to use lecture capture and drive academic achievements like enhanced teaching effectiveness and improved grades.

The Customer Appreciation Awards honor both institutions and individual faculty that have championed the adoption of lecture capture at their campuses and showed passion and innovation in maximizing the benefits of Tegrity.

The winners of the 2012 Tegrity Customer Appreciation Awards include:

  • The University of Central Florida (UCF) accepted the Student Achievement Award for achieving overall success in logging the largest number of online views of a lecture (734,247), the largest total duration of online views (1,597,083 hours), the second largest number of viewing users (14,177) and the second largest total duration of new recordings (7,332 hours).
  • Dr. Joel Hartman, Vice Provost for Information Technologies and Resources for the University of Central Florida (UCF), received the President Award for demonstrating exemplary vision and leadership through successful implementation of Tegrity at the institution. Dr. Hartman is responsible for deploying Tegrity as the main distance learning video modality across UCF’s entire campus.
  • Saint Louis University (SLU) was honored with the Rapid Response Award for successfully deploying Tegrity in the shortest period of time. Tegrity is now implemented campus-wide after initially deploying the technology in June 2011.
  • Dr. Guy Westhoff, Director of Integrated Media Services at Washington State University (WSU), accepted the Provost Award for advocating Tegrity adoption at a campus-wide level. Because of Dr. Westhoff’s efforts, WSU has had 716 different users creating recordings since July 2011. This award also recognizes WSU as a whole for achieving an exceptional degree of instructor usage during the past year.
  • The University of Missouri – Columbia received the Shared Vision Award for successfully engaging students across the entire campus to use Tegrity. As a result, the University of Missouri-Columbia has fostered an extraordinarily positive learning environment for its students through viewing usage in 16 of 19 Colleges or Schools, which correspond to over 55 different disciplines.
  • Dr. Bobbi Jo Carter, Distance Learning Coordinator at Calhoun Community College (CCC), was honored with the Innovator Award for being a true catalyst for positive technological development at CCC and for discovering new, innovative uses for Tegrity on campus. Under Dr. Carter’s leadership, CCC has adopted a “flipped classroom” model in which lectures that were once presented in the classroom are instead delivered online through Tegrity for students to view on their own time allowing for greater flexibility of interactive and engaging in-class activities.
  • Mr. Steve Clark, Associate Director of Academic Support & Institutional Systems at Athens State University, received the Customer Champion Award for consistently presenting the “voice of the customer,” contributing time and expertise to influence and enhance the quality of Tegrity offerings.
  • Dr. Ann Garnsey-Harter, Director of eLearning at Shoreline Community College, received the Faculty Champion Award for making a significant impact in inspiring other instructors to use Tegrity and thereby positively impacting student success on campus.
  • Arkansas Tech University accepted the Outcomes Assessment Award for demonstrating through first-hand research Tegrity’s proven, quantified impact on student outcomes.
  • Other institutions accepted Certificates of Achievement for their notable accomplishments in recording and online viewing numbers including Sam Houston State University, Blinn College, University of Louisville, John Marshall Law School, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of Missouri – Kansas City, and University of Alabama.

“We are thrilled to recognize this year’s Customer Appreciation Award winners for their enthusiasm, dedication, and passion for achieving classroom success with Tegrity,” said Isaac Segal, president of Tegrity. “The awards at our user conference provide us a unique opportunity to honor these leading universities and individual faculty for their creative and strategic use of lecture capture.”

About Tegrity

Tegrity Campus is the only cloud-based Lecture Capture solution proven to improve student achievement, satisfaction, retention and recruitment across an institution. It makes class time available all the time by automatically recording, storing and indexing every class on campus – without the need to install any special hardware or software in classrooms. Tegrity’s patent-pending Search Anything(TM) and Smart Bookmarks(TM) features then let students instantly review key class moments online using a PC, Mac, iPod, iPad or other mobile device. For more information, visit http://www.tegrity.com.

About McGraw-Hill Higher Education

McGraw-Hill Higher Education, a unit of McGraw-Hill Education, is a leading innovator in the development of 21st century teaching and learning digital solutions for postsecondary and higher education markets worldwide. Through a comprehensive range of traditional and digital education content and tools focused on improving student learning outcomes, McGraw-Hill Higher Education empowers and prepares professionals and students to connect, learn and succeed in the global economy. McGraw-Hill Education, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), has offices in 33 countries and publishes in more than 65 languages. Additional information is available at http://www.mheducation.com/.

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