9 Miss. Code. R. § 8-P - MS Community College Services and Contracts

Current through April 7, 2022

1. Aspir EDU

* Dropout Detective: Dropout Detective is a student retention and success solution that integrates directly with Canvas to provide a "risk index" of how likely it is that each online student will drop out of or fail their online courses or traditional courses that heavily utilize Canvas. The program analyzes past and current behavior to predict future performance.

* Instructor Insight: Uses data from the learning management system to provide an overview of an instructor's behavior and performance in each course.

2. Canvas by Instructure

* Canvas LMS: A comprehensive cloud-based learning management system that connects all digital tools and resources for learning and instructors into one comprehensive package.

* Canvas Tier 1 Support: A 24/7/365 Help Desk that provides assistance via phone, live chat, email, or web form for learners, instructors, and administration. The Help Desk provides customized assistance based on a knowledge base portfolio submitted by each institution ensuring that assistance received after hours is in compliance with individual school policies and procedures.

* Canvas Catalog: An institution or company branded platform that allows for the promotion of paid and free programs. Catalog can be utilized to manage registration and/or payment for professional development, certification programs, continuing education, and customized training solutions.

3. Link-Systems

* NetTutor: A customized online tutoring service for all major subjects that allows each institution to customize the service through a unique Rules of Engagement. Each tutor holds a minimum of a bachelor's degree and is located within the United States.

* Refer Tutor Report (RTR): Simplifies the process of referring students to tutoring alleviating the need for instructors and administrators to follow-up on referrals manually Referrals are initiated by instructors and include specific details regarding the areas in which students need to receive help; all subsequent steps are guided by those needs. Students automatically receive email notifications with explicit instructions on how to access tutoring - ensuring they can get help as quickly as possible. Many institutions are electing to utilize this service in conjunction with Success Centers and NetTutor.


A virtual library that mirrors the traditional library through online databases, electronic books and journals, and scholarly web sites. Learners and instructors can utilize this service to search for books, journals, magazine articles, and news items; conduct refined searches within a specific database such as EBSCO or CREDO; chat live with a librarian; and find citation guides such as MLA and APA.

5. MILD Grant

The MSVCC Innovative Learning and Design Mini Grant is awarded to eLearning Departments of the 15 Mississippi community colleges for projects designed to support the Strategic Initiatives of the MSVCC. Funds may be used for supplies, equipment, consultants, technical assistance, registration fees, and travel.

6. NWN

* NWN Corporation: NWN provides integrated information technology services and solutions to its public sector customers. NWN is Cisco Gold Partner.

* Cisco WebEx: Cisco WebEx is a video and web conferencing tool that allows users to screen share and conduct webinars and meetings.

* Cisco Spark: Cisco Spark is an instant messaging and team collaboration tool that allows users to send messages, video call, and interact with others using various tools such as an interactive white board.

* Meet Me In The Cloud: Meet Me In The Cloud (MMITC) is a Cisco-WebEx Lifecycle Advisor and Cisco Business Learning Partner. MMITC delivers adoption and end-user training services to Cisco partners and their customers.

* CirQlive: CirQlive is a WebEx Gold Developer and Cisco Spark integrator partner that enables WebEx and Spark to be integrated into various Learning Management Systems including Canvas.

7. Quality Matters

A faculty-centered, peer review process designed to certify quality of courses and digital components. QM is an internationally recognized peer-based model that has received national recognition for its approach to quality assurance and continuous improvement of online education and instructional design.

8. Respondus

* Respondus Lockdown Browser: A custom browser that locks down the testing environment within a learning management system to ensure academic integrity in the classrooms, assessment labs, or during proctored examinations.

* Respondus 4.0: A tool for creating and managing assessments that can be printed to paper or published directly into Canvas allowing instructors to set point values, select number of questions, and create variations of test banks with the click of the mouse.


The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement is an agreement among member states, districts, and U.S. territories that establishes comparable nation-wide standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. The reciprocity allows participating Mississippi colleges and universities to offer distance programs and courses to residents of member states without seeking state-by-state approval, and is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. SARA is overseen by a National Council (NC-SARA) and is administered by four regional education compacts.

10. SmarterServices

* SmarterMeasure by SmarterServices: Quantifies a learner's level of readiness to study online and/or in a technology rich environment by measuring non-cognitive variables of Individual Attributes (motivation, procrastination), Learning Styles, Life Factors (time, support resources), Technical Skills and Competency, On-screen Reading Rate and Recall, and Typing Speed and Accuracy.

* SmarterProctoring by SmarterServices: A proctoring management system that organizes and manages all proctoring modalities including virtual testing center, virtual proctoring, in-person proctoring, and automated proctoring. The software is delivered inside Canvas, centralizing the proctoring process for all 15 schools and the 55 testing centers across the state of Mississippi. This tool allows institutions the flexibility to select what proctoring modalities that best meet their students' needs.

* B-Virtual: A live, online proctoring service that allows students to take an exam via webcam, microphone, and high-speed internet connection from a secure location. B-Virtual is a partner of SmarterProctoring.

* RegisterBlast: An online testing center scheduling solution that allows administrators to manage exam schedules and students to register for proctored exams. RegisterBlast is a partner of SmarterProctoring.

11. Turnitin

An internet-based plagiarism prevention service that integrates through an LTI into Canvas and is utilized to check student submissions for original content.


9 Miss. Code. R. § 8-P
Adopted 11/22/2018

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