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Description: 2U’s platform is a fusion of cloud-based SaaS technology and technology-enabled services that empowers enables leading nonprofit colleges and universities to deliver their high-quality degree programs online. Capabilities: 2U has developed technology solutions to augment the platform’s content delivery capabilities, including the Bi-Directional Learning Tool™, a technology created to facilitate teaching using the Socratic method. This technology enhances interaction between faculty members and students, blending course assignments and real-time feedback in the online environment.Learning Anywhere, Anytime: As a SaaS provider, our technologies service customers who are often balancing various commitments or even traveling the world. 2U’s online platform is available via mobile app for iOS and Android. To enhance the online learning experience, students can download and watch course videos offline and access class materials with or without an internet connection, receive notifications to alert them of upcoming class sessions or assignment due dates, and post content through the mobile app that will seamlessly sync to the web the next time a user logs into their desktop learning platform.Accessibility: The educational experience delivered through the online campus is accessible to students with disabilities. Capabilities include screen reading, captioning, and subtitling technology. Voice-over descriptions are available for video coursework, and live classes can include sign language interpretation and real-time captioning.Support: Users are supported 24/7 by a technical team which helps and trains students as they acclimate to the online platform. The team also trains university administration and faculty to use the platform to facilitate outstanding live instruction online.