Proud Sponsors of RU Online Conference 2019

Gold Level Sponsors


Barnes & Noble College, more than just a bookstore. A trusted and valued partner to Rutgers University, transcending the role of the traditional campus bookstore by delivering an unmatched retail and digital education experience.




Blindside Networks started the BigBlueButton project in 2009.  We provide commercial support and premium hosting for the BigBlueButton community.  BigBlueButton enables universities and colleges to provide remote students a high-quality, online learning experience.  Blindside Networks supports native integrations for Moodle, Sakai, Canvas, Schoology, Jenzabar and WordPress. BigBlueButton is certified as LTI 1.0 compatible by IMS Global.


Canvas is an easy-to-use, cloud-based learning management system (LMS) that connects all the digital tools and resources teachers use into one simple place. It integrates seamlessly with hundreds of apps, empowering teachers and students with countless tools to make teaching and learning easier and more fun.



Cidi Labs was started in partnership with Utah State University to enable "SaaS-sharing" of locally-developed instructional design tools and innovations. Our flagship product, Design Tools for Canvas, is the leading advanced course authoring toolset to natively integrate with the Canvas LMS. New products for course readiness tracking (ReadyGO), file and page cleanup (TidyUP) or accessibility checking (UDOIT Cloud) were added to the Cidi Labs toolbox for instructional designers in 2019. With more than 115 higher education and K-12 organizations as customers, institutions of all sizes are improving the instructional design and learning process with Cidi Labs tools. Request a sandbox and learn more about Cidi Labs at



Silver Level Sponsors



My SSP: Student Support Program fosters student success through the use of technology, providing 24/7 culturally and linguistically-relevant support to students experiencing challenges including mental health issues, acculturation, stress, anxiety and homesickness. Students are able to access clinical support via text, chat, phone, and video. My SSP focuses on integrating with campus services and resources, extending your institution’s mental health support to meet students wherever they are.



ReadSpeaker is a global voice specialist providing dozens of languages and lifelike voices. Using its own industry-leading technology, ReadSpeaker delivers some of the most natural-sounding synthesized voices on the market, using next-generation Deep Neural Network (DNN) technology to structurally improve voice quality at all levels. ReadSpeaker gives a voice to businesses and organizations for online, embedded, server or desktop needs, apps, speech production, custom voices and more. With more than 20 years’ experience, the ReadSpeaker team of experts is leading the way in text to speech. ReadSpeaker is “Pioneering Voice Technology”.



PlayPosit's multi-directional, interactive video platform provides online learners an easy way to digest content while affording instructors a transparent view of that “digestion.” In turn, institutions better support their students and evaluate their own instruction’s success. PlayPosit institutional partners, like Rutgers, receive high quality instructional design support, LMS integration for a seamless workflow, private content host integration, and more.


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