At BlueJeans, we're dedicated to making sure our education partners are set up for success. This requires a holistic understanding of both teacher and student needs to provide the best, interactive, and collaborative experiences possible. To address these needs, in the fall we launched BlueJeans Remote Learning—a feature pack allowing instructors to build a custom teaching experience without the overhead associated with hosting traditional online classes.
This dedication to education and making remote and hybrid learning engaging and accessible to all will continue to be a main priority for BlueJeans. Today, we're excited to share that BlueJeans has been selected as the video conferencing provider of choice by Canada’s National Research and Education Network (NREN), the federation of research and education networks spanning 13 provinces and territories, and their federal partner, CANARIE. Canada’s NREN connects over 750 universities, colleges, CÉGEPs, research hospitals, government research labs, school boards, business incubators, and accelerators to each other and to data, technology, and colleagues around the world.
Faced with the ongoing limitations of in-person instruction, Canada’s NREN has been focused on identifying tools and platforms to simplify the experience for both educators and students who are challenged by the new reality of learning, empowering all parties to maximize the potential of remote video learning. Educational institutions across Canada will now have access to BlueJeans’ secure video collaboration services and solutions, available in both French and English.
As a premiere secure video conferencing solution and an integral part of the Advanced Communications portfolio within Verizon Business, BlueJeans provides high-fidelity, HD audio and video to support any hybrid learning environment, and offers a rich set of distance learning features that help eliminate distractions, boost note-taking abilities, and improve group discussions.
By turning on the Teacher Dashboard in Remote Learning, BlueJeans provides instructors with all the necessary classroom management tools they need in one place—whether to arrange students in gallery view or spotlight a presenter, share content, chat and so much more—making it easier for educators to navigate the complexities of virtual teaching environments so they can spend less time dealing with administrative duties and focus more on having fun with teaching.
Furthermore, students and teachers can take advantage of BlueJeans Rooms for in-class learning, BlueJeans Smart Meetings, and BlueJeans Events, which offer smart functionalities, including transcription features. Instructors can simultaneously enable remote interactivity through breakout rooms, in-chat polling and Q&A for students joining in the classroom or in real-time online.
According to Bala Kathiresan, president and CEO at BCNET and Chair of the NREN Governance Committee: “Our successful completion of a national procurement agreement for video conferencing is another milestone for the NREN. Based on the outcome, we are pleased to recognize BlueJeans as a video conferencing platform of choice, which will ensure we are giving our students a secure hybrid and remote learning solution experience."
We're so honored to be chosen as a preferred vendor for Canada’s NREN, and we can't wait to see what's in store!
For more information on how BlueJeans can support your education and virtual and communication needs, visit https://www.bluejeans.com/use-cases/education.