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Webinar Featuring Student Success Plan (SSP) 2.6 Demonstration Hosted by Unicon


Gilbert, AZ (PRWEB) February 04, 2015

Unicon, Inc., a leading IT consulting, services, and support provider specializing in open source for the education technology market, today announced that it will be hosting a free webinar in which Student Success Plan (SSP) Product Manager, Jason Elwood, will give a demonstration and guided walk through of the latest SSP release, 2.6. For the last three years, Jason has been involved in the SSP development and implementation efforts as Product Manager and lead trainer, and has worked in higher education since 1995.

The SSP 2.6 release boasts many exciting new features, including dashboard success indicators, Watch Student feature, bulk actions for caseload and search results (email, export, change program status), new Early Alert reports, MyGPS navigation improvements, significant report fixes, and additional stability and bug fixes.

This webinar will take place on Wednesday, February 11, at 1 p.m. EST. For more information and to register, please visit http://www.unicon.net/ssp2-6-demo.

About Student Success Plan (SSP)

SSP, an Apereo Foundation project, is a technology solution designed to support an integrated approach for student counseling, advising, and planning. The SSP application is a holistic case management system providing features for academic planning and monitoring (My Academic Plan – MAP); counseling and interventions; journaling and action plans; early alerts; and student self-help tools. SSP is free and open source software that enables counselors to guide students to improve their academic skills and their ability to successfully navigate their world. The technology supports Integrated Planning and Advising Services (IPAS) through its modern toolset for counselors, faculty, and students. Test drive SSP at http://www.unicon.net/ssp_project, and learn more at http://www.unicon.net/solutions/student-success.

About Unicon

Unicon, Inc. is a leading provider of IT consulting, services, and support for education technology and works with institutions and organizations to find solutions to meet business challenges. Unicon specializes in using open source technologies to deliver flexible and cost-effective systems in the areas of identity and access management, student success, mobile computing, learning management systems, learning analytics, portals, online video, calendaring, email, and collaboration. Unicon is a Commercial Affiliate of the Apereo Foundation; an InCommon Affiliate and Participant; an Industry Member of Internet2; an Affiliate Member of IMS Global Learning Consortium; an Advanced Consulting Partner in the Amazon Web Services Partner Network; an Organization Member of the Drupal Association; a Pantheon Gold Partner; a Solution Partner of Kaltura; and a reseller of Zimbra. For more information, visit: http://www.unicon.net.

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Snap Skout Unveils Social Sharebar Plugin for WordPress: Featuring Popular Social Icons and the Skout Button, Surfacing the Best and Most Relevant Deals On the Web


Seattle, WA (PRWEB) December 20, 2013

Snap Skout, a media technology startup focused on delivering the best and most relevant deals on the web, just announced the availability of its first WordPress plugin, the Snap Skout Social Sharebar. With this new plugin, WordPress bloggers can easily download and install a sharebar for no-cost that features the most popular social sharing icons (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Reddit, Tumblr) and Skout, a button that surfaces the best deals on the web related to the content on the page. Skout provides a new revenue opportunity for bloggers who want to make money from advertising but do not want the distraction of flashing banner ads or pop-ups. The plugin is available for download in the WordPress directory http://wordpress.org/plugins/snapskout.

By partnering with the best deal networks–and advertisers such as Groupon, LivingSocial, Amazon Local and Gilt, Snap Skout is able to deliver the most relevant offers to readers at the right time and place. When a reader clicks through to an offer, the publisher gets paid.

As the world’s most popular blogging platform, WordPress currently powers about 60 million websites around the world. As of August 2013, WordPress was being used by more than 18.9% of the top 10 million websites (source: Wikipedia). By releasing a free social sharebar plugin for WordPress users, Snap Skout hopes to stimulate adoption and increase user feedback so it can become a meaningful contributor to the WordPress world.

Aaron Goodin, CEO of Snap Skout, says, “We love being a part of this creative community and sincerely hope we help generate revenue for each site owner so they can do even greater things.”

In addition to providing social sharing functionality, the Snap Skout Social Sharebar features include:

    Simple horizontal and vertical design that compliments most WP themes
    Fully supported with excellent customer service
    Light weight script which doesn’t slow your site’s loading speed
    Only sharebar that includes the Skout button which helps your readers access helpful information and deals related to the content on the page
    Access to Quantcast Analytics, a powerful website statistics capturing and reporting tool that helps you understand exactly who is visiting your website and what you can do to make it better
    Option to select the order the social sharing icons are displayed
    Option to disable the buttons that you don’t need
    CSS Options to customize the way the sharebar appears
    Manage everything from your WP admin
    No programming skills required
    Super simple, secure and reliable
About Snap Skout

Located in Seattle, WA, Snap Skout is a media technology startup dedicated to connecting brands and customers in an easy, helpful and fun way. Launched in 2013, the Snap Skout widget is a content discovery and digital advertising tool that serves the best deals and exclusive offers related to the content on the page. Snap Skout drives new revenue and increases reader engagement for publishers; while offering advertisers with an opportunity to extend reach in an elegant, non-intrusive format. For more information, visit http://www.snapskout.com.







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I am new to the blogging community and was wondering how do I go about featuring someone else’s blog?

Question by Delisa K: I am new to the blogging community and was wondering how do I go about featuring someone else’s blog?
I just started blogging a couple of week’s ago, but I have been reading other blogs for a long time. People say oh I was featured on such and such’s blog or you will see This is a feature blog from so and so. How do I feature someone else’s blog? Do I need their permission? Do I just blog about their site? What do I do?

Best answer:

Answer by IKnow
Usually you won’t need to ask for permission to feature or talk about other people’s blogs. You will, however, need to ask for permission to re-use content from other blogs.

Just think about blog like a book. You won’t need the author’s permission to talk or comment about the book, but you do need permission to re-use its content. Many times, due to different reasons, you can’t acquire permission, then what you need to do is to cite the sources when needed.

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