17 November 2015 News Releases

ProQuest SIPX Adds New Features and Functionality to Higher Ed’s Most Complete Digital Course Materials Solution

ProQuest SIPX has launched new capabilities that make creating and sharing digital course materials easier.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, November 17, 2015 – ProQuest SIPX, provider of the most complete digital course materials solutions in higher education, saving students and universities more than $3.67M to date, has launched new capabilities that make creating and sharing digital course materials easier. Highlights of the new capabilities include:

  • Extension of the SIPX® solutions’ easy and robust permanent linking technology into repeating courses on Learning Management Systems (LMS) and teaching platform course webpages.
  • Individual reading links created in the SIPX solutions automatically appear in LMS course webpages, creating a simple, seamless user experience.
  • More options for streamlined authentication to campus systems to enable natural single sign-on for instructors and students.
  • Deeper integration with ProQuest-subscribed documents, reducing the need for scanning or uploading and making course set-up faster for instructors.

“This is a very exciting time for SIPX. Our start-up spark and agile culture is being enriched by leveraging ProQuest’s resources, talent and expertise in the higher education market,” said Franny Lee, SIPX General Manager. “These new capabilities reflect our combined commitment to drive innovation and our mission to save schools and students money – and we’ll prove it by continuing to efficiently deliver new solutions and enhancements that make education better.”

ProQuest SIPX offers three unique digital course materials solutions to support teaching and learning workflows: SIPX Central, SIPX Campus and SIPX for MOOCs - each based on the SIPX solutions’ innovative technology that addresses a variety of copyright and cost concerns for universities. When instructors use SIPX to connect their students to materials that are open access or available through their library’s subscriptions, the cost of education for students is reduced.

All SIPX solutions are affordable, sustainable, easy to implement, and offer benefits across campus:

  • Students typically save 20-35 percent in course materials costs.
  • Instructors have more visibility to relevant content that is available at no charge to students, such as open access and library subscriptions, when they assign curriculum readings. They are also supported with intuitive tools for sharing non-subscribed copyrighted materials compliantly and useful analytics that give insight into students' engagement with reading assignments.
  • Administrators and deans can optimize and streamline their campus operations while driving student success, supporting quality curricula and lowering the cost of education.
  • IT directors can easily integrate SIPX into their existing LMS and teaching platforms with the SIPX solutions’ cloud-based, scalable technology.
  • Instructional technologists can leverage a fast and easy copyright and content tool to support all types of teaching, including online education innovations and MOOCs.
  • Librarians get more use out of their collection investments and more insight into the content their campus needs for teaching and online education, as well as saving more than 50 percent of their own budgets in cases where the library pays for permissions.

For more information, contact ProQuest SIPX at sales@sipx.com.

About ProQuest SIPX (www.sipx.com)

A growing leader in digital content and online education, ProQuest SIPX provides proven cost-saving and scalable technology solutions to manage and share course materials under the SIPX® and ProQuest® brands. Developed from a Stanford University research project, the system draws together open access and OER materials, comprehensive publisher content and library holdings into an intuitive web interface that allows faculty or support staff to set up and share course readings with students.

ProQuest SIPX's unique technology makes access to course materials cost-efficient, easy and transparent, including recognizing individual user contexts that permit free or reduced cost access because of factors like library subscription affiliations or a student's geography. The solutions support many use cases, including seamless integrations with Learning Management Systems, library course reserves services, bookstores and copyshops, coursepacks, distance education, continuing studies and global open online courses/MOOCs.

Reported results from using SIPX: average savings of 20-35 percent for students on course materials, over 50 percent savings for institution-pay models and library reserves permissions budgets, copyright-compliance for the university and flexibility to support a wide range of faculty's preferred teaching platforms, granular analytics insights for school and library on course material selection and student engagement, as well as cost-recovery opportunities for school- and instructor-owned copyrights.