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Cranium Cafe is the first Academic Communication System (ACS) built to connect students to their academic support team (instructor, counselor, tutor, advisor) regardless of ability or location. Cranium Cafe is a meeting and collaboration platform designed specifically for student support. Cranium Cafe includes an online scheduler, virtual lobby, and a video meeting space. The scheduler, virtual lobby, and video meeting space is yours and you control how students engage with each application. Just like you would control your appointments, open walk-ins, and in-office meetings, you can control your Cranium Cafe function in similar ways.

With Cranium Cafe, a student can “knock on the door” of their instructor and receive the same quality of support that is available to on campus students.

Cranium Cafe supports up to 11 attendees and the archive can only be shared with those attendees. The features are designed specifically for small group meetings, one-on-one meetings between faculty and students, students and academic support staff, and among students. Meeting space features include video, audio, chat, document and screen share and a collaborative whiteboard. Meetings are automatically recorded and archived under the Archive section of the ConexED User Panel.

How it Works:

Using secure authentication, students easily connect instantly with their academic support team via video conferencing that’s fast, simple, and convenient.  ConexED’s ACS services are appropriate for a variety of institutional models and support online or on-campus students.

Students can connect in several ways:

  • On demand, via the ‘knock-on-door’ button

  • Schedule an appointment in advance through the cafe card

  • Join a group session in the classroom

  • Chat that instantly converts to a meeting with reason codes included

 

Once inside the cafe, both students and the support team can utilize a variety of assets to enhance their collaboration including:

  • Document upload/share

  • Whiteboard

  • Screenshare

  • Google Docs collaboration

  • Document edit pad

  • Recording and Archiving

  • Speech to Text

  • Closed Captioning

  • Virtual Lobby

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Heather Lund

Heather Lund

Director of Academic Outreach at ConexED
Heather Lund is the Director of Academic Outreach at ConexED.With an extensive client services resume, she's worked to build strong relationships, partnered with client success and growth.
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Heather Lund is the Director of Academic Outreach at ConexED. With an extensive client services resume, she's worked to build strong relationships, partnered with client success and growth.