Dear Faculty,

By now, you may have heard from students utilizing CircleIn, the new NSF-backed, digital studying platform that SUNY Broome is offering this Spring semester.

Your students now have access to CircleIn to assist them with remote studying, academic planning, and to help out fellow classmates who may be struggling. There has never been a more important time for our students to connect with their peers and form learning communities. 

In order for students to have easy access to this resource, we need your help! The CircleIn tool is available to be added to your Blackboard course shell! Please follow the steps attached below to add this link to your Spring 2021 course.

**This tool will provide students with the easiest way to automatically authenticate into CircleIn’s platform. We have plans to add this to the master shell for future semesters.**

We have found that having faculty announce the availability of CircleIn has a dramatic impact on both downloads and study actions within the platform designed to help students achieve greater success. We would appreciate you reminding students in your courses of this new application to help them in these difficult times we are in.

As a reminder, you will find helpful links and resources for promoting CircleIn to your students and utilizing your Faculty Dashboard, at the Faculty Resource Hub

Wishing you the best as we move into the rest of Spring Semester. Thank you for your continued support!