Teach and engage with confidence with weConnect, Barco’s updated collaborative learning solution
Kortrijk, Belgium - 19 October 2017 - Barco, a global leader in networked visualization solutions, is proud to launch the updated weConnect 1.2. The collaborative cloud-based learning solution for higher education offers an active, lean-forward experience. Introducing two new use cases and with upgraded capabilities, Barco’s weConnect 1.2 makes higher education more engaging and student-centric.
- Taking collaborative learning to the next level in close cooperation with existing customers
- Adding interactive huddle space and lecture hall as brand-new use cases, expanding the BYOD experience all over the campus
- Modular cloud-based solution which enables customers to customize rooms to the right experience, with all the freedom of the cloud
- More flexibility for Campus Facility managers and teachers with upgraded interactivity features, configuration and enhances integration
has a growing install base in Europe, US and Middle East. After a first full school year customers are expanding to build a single simple active
learning experience across the university. Thanks to their feedback, weConnect expands its possibilities to premium huddle spa
ces and lecture halls next to connected classrooms and collaboration rooms. Adding these 2 new use cases, Barco enables universities to implement the
ifferent set ups all over the campus, where teachers and students can collaborate and interact, using their own devices and connecting to the system via the campus WiFi.
weConnect 1.2 will be offered as a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service), subscription-based business model enabled by Barco’s new web-based Digital Engagement Platform. This platform will be open to US-based partners and customers from today onwards and in a later stage in countries in Europe. It will serve as a digital collaborative portal allowing them to manage their subscriptions in an easy and efficient way.
is particular upgrade takes classroom interactivity and collaboration to the next level by introducing silent questions, as well as launching quizzes and polls in under 5 se
A whole new dynamic
Barco’s weConnect 1.2 also offers innovative, flexible configuration, which gives universities the opportunity to adapt the classrooms depending on the lecture needs. Automatic reconfiguration, the possibility to add overflow rooms and room role options add a new dynamic to the room management on campus. Ease-of-use and intuitive interfaces guide facility managers and teachers with confidence towards the classroom they need, adapted to the way they teach.
Barco’s collaborative learning solution uses the physical infrastructure of the existing campus network. With the upgrade it offers a custom university URL and allows a Single Sign-on.
Win-win for everyone on campus
"With weConnect, we've introduced a very scalable, easy-to-use and easy-to-manage cloud-based learning solution. A perfect match for both small campuses and large universities,” says Wim Barbaix, Business Development Manager Education at Barco. “We offer a new way of teaching fit for the mobile generation of today, helping them explore their potential to the fullest. We’re optimizing the learning experience at the very heart of the campus for student, teacher and facility manager, in close cooperation with our existing channel partners.”
Want to discover all the functionalities of weConnect 1.2? Then join Barco at the Educause Annual Conference, 31 October – 3 November in Philadelphia.
Barco designs technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. Seeing beyond the image, we develop sight, sound, and sharing solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). In 2016, we realized sales of 1.102 billion euro. We have a team of 3,500 employees, located in 90 countries, whose passion for technology is captured in 400 granted patents.
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