Dropbox has announced today that it has expanded its partnerships with several educational apps. Now the cloud-based storage service is integrated with Klaxoon, Pronto, and WeVideo to offer improved workflows and collaboration for students and teachers.
Dropbox detailed the new integrations after mentioning the solid growth its recently seen with Dropbox Education accounts:
We’re also excited to announce new partnerships with leading education apps that will improve the daily experience of students, faculty, and researchers on campuses around the world. They’ll soon have access to Klaxoon, Pronto, and WeVideo along with our existing Dropbox education partners Blackboard, Canvas, and Turnitin. The integration of these new tools furthers our goal of providing education customers with a unified home for all their content and collaboration.
Dropbox says the new integrations are available starting today for all users. Here’s how the company describes the new educational apps it’s partnered with:
Klaxoon is an innovative suite of applications that improves teamwork efficiency. Instructors at top-ranked institutions in Europe and the US are increasing student engagement with its polls, word clouds, and other interactive tools. Users can bring Dropbox content into collaborative activities like Brainstorm, Challenge, and Quiz. “The techniques that foster smart teamwork and lively meetings in businesses also makes Klaxoon a great solution for students looking to build efficient collaborative practices,” says Klaxoon CEO, Matthieu Beucher.
WeVideo is an easy-to-use video creation and digital learning platform that also straddles the line between next-generation business communication tool and highly motivating educational experience for students at every grade level. Users can upload media files from Dropbox to the video editor, as well as export their finished videos directly to Dropbox. “We want students to collaborate more openly and effectively, and have a chance to learn at the deepest levels,“ says Dr. Nathan Lang-Raad, Chief Education Officer of WeVideo. “WeVideo promotes meaningful learning and self-exploration that expands beyond the walls of the classroom.”
Pronto also prepares students for the world beyond the classroom, with a unified real time communication app for teachers, students, and administrators. Now they can access Dropbox content directly from within Pronto. “By bringing mobile-first video conferencing, messaging, file sharing, and task management together for higher education, we’re building highly-connected communities around learning,” says Shane Bills of Pronto.
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