Web Crossing, a company that makes communications software for online collaboration and communities, has updated
Campus Crossing, their discussion-centric education system, to version 2.0. It now features an integrated Progress Tracking module for attendance, grades and parent notification.
Campus Crossing 2.0, which runs on the traditional Mac operating system as well as Mac OS X, is available today as a free upgrade to registered users of Campus Crossing 1.x users. Besides the Progress Tracking module, Tim Lundeen, president and CEO of Web Crossing, said the update adds:
Automatic new links from exercises to reporting area;
The ability to set deadlines for exercises;
E-mail notifications for student or parent/guardian of attendance, exercises, deadlines, etc.;
A special, secure link for parents to check progress;
New member types: students, trainees, staff, faculty. These are settable by sysop with greater use of access permissions throughout the system;
Automatic linking of parents and students;
Enhanced statistical reporting for Examiner to integrate with the new Grade Book feature.
Campus Crossing 2.0 is available today, licensed either on a per-seat or traffic basis. A 30-day trial version is also available. For details on all licenses, including page view equivalents for e-mail, NNTP and chat messages, see the
pricing Web page.
Campus Crossing is available as a server hosted (ASP) solution for optimal uptime, starting at $65/month with an add-on option for SSL. Customization and Community Management Consulting is available for all Web Crossing licensed and server-hosted installations. Priority support is available on an annual subscription basis.