Social Network and Academic Commons - Get connected, share learning content


Implement a secure, integrated social network and community for students, instructors, departments, and administrators.


The Learning Objects Social Network and Academic Commons provides access to a network for teaching, learning, and collaboration to everyone at your institution; enables administrative and cross-departmental collaboration on projects and research using social media; gives academic departments spaces to collaborate on curriculum and research and to store artifacts; provides clubs, teams, and ad-hoc groups an interactive online community.


Department Head, Dean:

  • Improve student retention with a social network designed for teaching and learning
  • Give academic departments spaces to collaborate on curriculum and research
  • Allow students to network and form ad-hoc study and research groups
  • Provide users the ability to browse and self enroll in learning communities
  • Implement a space for committees to collaborate on projects and develop work that can be easily shared with members of the institution and beyond

Director of eLearning:

  • Support student retention initiatives through engagement, transparency, feedback, and assessment
  • Provide students a space for private or shared reflection, and empower them to manage their own learning
  • Support life-long learning practices
  • Build a network for peers and advisors throughout departments, the institution, and beyond
  • Customize and template ePortfolio solutions to meet discipline specific goals and learning requirements

System Administrator:

  • Implement a seamless social network and intranet integration into any LMS or as a portal
  • Remove the need for infrastructure development or maintenance
  • Receive full service support and training
  • Deploy a secure, reliable, and scalable Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Meet institutional service level requirements (SLA)