Web Crossing Announces New Campus Crossing Solution

July 31, 2001

Web Crossing, Inc. announced its newest specialized community solution, Campus Crossing. Campus Crossing is a new Web Crossing-based intranet/extranet solution optimized and pre-configured especially for educational use and corporate training. Now setting up a high-quality, full strength online education space is easy, with features specially tailored for teaching such as public and private discussion areas, event areas for classroom demonstrations or guest speakers, course building tools, student enrollment, graded online exam tools with student-tracking reports, calendars, and more. Campus Crossing is available today as a complete server hosted solution or as a licensed product on all major platforms. Complete Campus Crossing information is located at http://www.webcrossing.com/cc2.

“Our strength is in providing the best online infrastructure to help communities collaborate and communicate,” said Tim Lundeen, founder and CEO of Web Crossing. “Very few groups form a more instantaneous collaboration community than do classes, and online technology is a natural extension of that behavior. We’re pleased to now have a specific toolset robust enough to power an entire online university, run a corporate training program, or help an individual teacher extend their classroom.”

“I teach an interdepartmental class with over 500 students in it,” said Americ Azevedo, lecturer at UC Berkeley. “I was about ready to give up on using web-based conferencing for online dialog and discussion until I ran into Web Crossing. It gave me everything I dreamed of, and more, by providing the flexibility to design the discussion space for my students on the fly. Web Crossing allowed me to break the lecture paradigm and form a discussion paradigm supporting true Socratic dialog in a digital age.”

Students Find it Easy, Teachers and Trainers Love its Power

Now, students can jump right into learning with an intuitive toolset accessible anywhere with Web access. Campus Crossing courses contain personal study folders with classroom discussion areas for course material and related discussion, and private homework submission and discussion capabilities, all with email notification of new activity. Teachers and corporate trainers can manage enrollment, develop course material and give exams with technology modules that are easy to use. Educators and trainers can conduct real-time live classroom events using pushed content such as slides, web pages and streaming video, alongside a chat interface for dialog.

Campus Crossing also provides a campus or corporate training center with a full email infrastructure including personal mailboxes, Webmail, POP3, IMAP and SMTP, plus email list serving. Campus Crossing serves either static or dynamic web pages, with calendaring, polls, surveys and exams. Private and public group features provide a campus with the discussion infrastructure for administration and faculty meetings, student activities and communication with the public. New students can be set up with no client downloads or separate software installation necessary. To demonstrate Campus Crossing see http://webcrossing.com/ccdemo. For more information and a complete list of features see http://www.webcrossing.com/cc2.

About Web Crossing Software

Built on a scalable Internet/intranet server, Web Crossing features threaded or linear discussions, integrated newsgroups and mailing lists, full email services, secure communications, personal calendar, real-time chat and live event functionality, all highly extensible with powerful web application programming capabilities.

About Web Crossing, Inc.

Web Crossing, Inc. is the Internet’s virtual-communities powerhouse, committed to providing high-quality software and related services at a fair price. Web Crossing software is scalable, customizable and highly extensible to address the needs of virtual communities and collaborative groups. Privately held, Web Crossing, Inc. runs its own business using Web Crossing to work with its customers and employees from San Francisco to Boston and Tokyo. Award-winning Web Crossing software serves over 15 million pages per day at thousands of sites, including well-known, high traffic sites as CNN, NY Times, Apple, Adobe and Autodesk.

Further information on Web Crossing software and Web Crossing, Inc. may be obtained by calling 916.314.3100 , accessing Web Crossing’s Web site or sending email to info@webcrossing.com.