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Off-The-Wall Whiteboarding

Ormiboard Pro extends interactive displays, projectors and Whiteboards, enabling users to easily create and share lessons, games and activities with just about any mobile device.

With 2-way, ping-pong and whole group collaboration, Ormiboard Pro captures student assignments, completed activities, assessments and attendance data, allowing users complete control over their history.

Responsive & Adaptive

Large interactive displays use Ormiboard Pro to its fullest potential, with up to four split-views on a single panel, or support for up to four users on the same multi-touch table. Ormiboard Pro’s library of resources includes multi-touch.

Sharing & Control

During live sessions, users may view all student sessions on one screen and select any individual’s activity to show on the front-of-class display. Students easily join sessions with a shared pin while each unique student’s session history is recorded and saved.

Extraordinary UI

All functionality springs from a simple, floating set of to0l pallets that adapt to any size screen or display. Select an object, and the tool pallet changes to show actions and options related to that item.

Create & Deliver

Ormiboard Pro pairs tools teachers love with an open canvas for easy sharing to any mobile device.

“With Ormiboard, EXO U is redefining how new and already existing displays and devices can work better together.”

-Ken Royal, Royal Reports

Authoring Tools

Use the unique pallet interface to save, play, and edit Ormiboard. Create shapes, write text, draw, and add clipart and pictures.

Interactivity Pallet

Enable custom actions and animations or embed external content such as web pages, video, and sound.

See Student Screens

Teachers can view simultaneous student sessions on a single screen, and select any student’s activity to appear at the display.

Advanced Activity Building

Create advanced and engaging activities using simple JavaScript code and publish as interactive mini-applications.

Collaboration

Sharing modes include interactive, play-based, and ping-pong for rapid back and forth collaboration.

Assessment

Enjoy easy to create, on the fly polling or self paced tests, as well as activity-driven assessments, and quizzing capabilities.

Access & Sharing

Easy Pin registration connects any device. Teachers can view all student sessions on a single screen, share it, and save it.

Multi-Touch Friendly

Editing is a breeze on multi-touch surfaces and games come to life on interactive tables. Split panels into 4 views for group activities.

Setup LAN/Group Wizard

Easily set up fast collaboration over local area network with server wizard. Teachers can form groups and collaborate.

Teacher Upgrade Path

Users can directly upgrade to the basic online edition of Ormiboard for 3rd party integrations.

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Supported OS

Android 4 and up

Mac OS 10 and up

Windows 7 and up

iOS 7 and up

Chromebook

Linux

 

Network

Online, public network

O_ine, local network

Hybrid

 

Output

Full HD

4k Support

Import and export

HTML Native

PDF

Image (JPG, PNG)

CFF

O_ce

Open O_ce

 

Supported Browsers

Firefox v43 and up

Safari v9and up

Chrome v49 and up

IE v11 and up

Edge v13 and up

 

Coding Capability

JavaScript

Events based

Rigid body physics engine

Classroom-level

communication layer

 

Supported media

Text + Web links

Images (JPG, SVG, PNG)

Pen input / Hand draw

Video (YouTube)

Audio (MP3)

 

Network

Online, public network

O_ine, local network

Hybrid

Output

Full HD

4k Support

8 Cybersecurity Challenges Facing Higher Education

Chief information security officers grapple with the fast-paced cyberwar waged on higher education.

The number 1 issue for higher education IT leaders this year is information security, according to EDUCAUSE leaving chief information security officers the task of combating a variety of issues as they try to keep their campuses safe from cyber criminals. Information security regularly shows up on the EDUCAUSE Top 10 list, though it earned the first spot this year.

Universities are in an expensive arms race scrambling to buy new tools and revise tactics to counter the latest cyberattacks.  Meanwhile, the attackers find ways around the tools, switch strategies and hit different targets. Cyber security continues to be an ever moving target.

Whatever the outcome, this can be expensive for Universities.  If they lose a fight, they’ll get hit with financial losses. If they win a fight, they probably invested plenty of money in a good security program.

In this race, chief information security officers have to make choices about what security risks they will tackle first leaving some to fall to the bottom of the priority list, which is why so many universities were hit by networked printer hacks this past spring. While the hack was annoying, it didn’t shut down research and education, which were much higher priorities. That said, this hack is a harbinger of some of the challenges that the Internet of Things could bring to the field.

Chief information security officers cited eight major challenges they’re dealing with today.

  1. Phishing

Just under a third of users opened emails in 2015 that were designed to trick them into clicking a malicious link or downloading malicious software attachments, according to the Verizon 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report, which analyzed 2,260 breaches and covered more than 100,000 incidents. That’s up from 23 percent last year.

  1. User education

Students have a full load, faculty work 60 hours a week, and the rest of the staff members are working on teaching, learning and research. With these busy schedules, cybersecurity awareness often takes a backseat to teaching and learning.

  1. Cloud security

Cloud computing works well for the IT side of the university, but it also presents challenges for Chief Information Security Officers.

The cloud has taken off like crazy, and it’s a great help, but at the same time, it’s complicated from an information security perspective because there’s a lot of due diligence that has to take place.

  1. High-profile information security strategy 

Security doesn’t always top the list of university leaders’ priorities. But with risks and consequences rising, it’s important to get security on the radar at the executive level and establish a comprehensive strategy that has buy-in from the top down.

  1. Next-generation security technology planning

In this expensive arms race, it’s difficult for universities to catch up with the tools that the cybersecurity industry creates given the limited resources they have, and they have to figure out a plan for how they will make sure their security tools are as up to date as possible.

  1. Identity and access management

Universities also deal with the challenge of putting systems in place that will control who can access different applications and what level of access they need.

  1. Governance over data security

When universities aren’t centralized, it’s more challenging to govern data security.

  1. Unsecure personal devices

With faculty members and students bringing so many devices on campus, the security staff members don’t have the opportunity to make sure those devices are safe and secure.

To tackle these challenges, Chief Information Security Officers suggests three standard approaches that will help reduce information security risks:

  • A proactive, deep-defense approach
  • User training
  • Higher education collaboration among institutions

The strategies will vary depending on each institution’s risk factors and management plan for those risk factors. If you’re looking to keep your higher education institution safe let GovDirect help! Visit GovDirect.com or email sales@govdirect.com for more information.