New Parent Portal Announced for My Big Campus

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With this latest enhancement My Big Campus adds parents to the collaborative LMS

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. Part learning management system, part social network, and part content management system, My Big Campus is the only solution that safely brings together all the tools students and educators need.

Lightspeed Systems, creator of My Big Campus, is excited to announce the new Parent Portal feature of the classroom collaboration tool. Coming this month, the new Parent Portal and associated parent accounts will enhance school-home communication and encourage real-time engagement between teachers, parents, and students—transforming My Big Campus from a safe social collaboration tool to a complete classroom Learning Management System (LMS).

Research consistently points to parental involvement as central to student achievement. Lightspeed Systems knows this involvement must be active, not passive, to be effective. This is why the Parent Portal in My Big Campus goes beyond a standard LMS to truly foster active parent participation. In addition to the ability to view schoolwork, assignments, announcements, and events, parents can also communicate directly with teachers—resulting in increased engagement and increased achievement.

My Big Campus is the buzzing educational hub between a device and the Web. Part learning management system, part social network, and part content management system, My Big Campus is the only solution that safely brings together all the tools students and educators need and makes them easy to access and easy to share—so it's easy and fun to learn. Now with the addition of parent accounts, that circle of home-school collaboration and communication will be complete.

Developed with direct input from educators, the Parent Portal takes My Big Campus beyond a social networking tool to become a safe, collaborative LMS.

Features of the Parent Portal include:
•Viewable on any device with a web browser (including Apple mobile devices)
•Access to Activity Feed—including student wall posts, announcements, and events
•Ability to message students and communicate directly with school staff
•Access to students’ schoolwork and assignments
•Protection of student information through simple SIS integration
•And more on an easy to understand interface for parents

“We wanted to provide schools with a complete classroom learning and management tool to truly transform learning,” shares Lightspeed Systems’ CEO Joel Heinrichs. “We know that parents are a key part of that transformation.”

Establishing itself as an engaging and innovative LMS, My Big Campus enhances student-home communication and gives schools the ability to transform education through safe, collaborative, and mobile learning. With just this one tool, educators can provide a safe community for student collaboration, effectively communicate with parents, meet core curriculum standards, and create dynamic learning environments.

For more information about My Big Campus and to sign up for a free account, visit http://www.mybigcampus.com

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About Lightspeed Systems
To us, education isn't an industry; it's a passion. Our solutions make it safe, secure, and easy for IT staff to give users access to resources that make learning engaging, collaborative—and real.

Since 1999, Lightspeed Systems has been partnering with, listening to, and supporting IT staff in schools—making their day-to-day tasks manageable and their educational goals reachable. Today our solutions are used in more than 2,800 school districts for more than 9 million students. Our products have won numerous awards and our company has been recognized on the Inc. 5,000 list as one of the fastest-growing private companies for the last five years. But more than what we've done, we're interested in what we can do, together: transform education. For more information, call 661-716-7600, or visit http://www.lightspeedsystems.com.

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Toni Frantz
toni(at)lightspeedsystems(dot)com
Lightspeed Systems
661-706-5517

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