Watermark Releases Navigator and Sets the Stage for Better Connected Data
By centralizing access and linking its applications, Watermark lays a strong foundation to help institutions streamline processes and integrate data for a fuller picture of institutional effectiveness.
NEW YORK— April 2, 2019 – Watermark, a pioneer in educational intelligence, is pleased to announce the release of its ‘Navigator’ capability. Watermark Navigator centralizes access to the company’s primary set of solutions so that users need just one login to navigate easily between multiple Watermark applications. Watermark is the largest provider of planning and outcomes assessment, ePortfolio, faculty activity reporting, course evaluation and survey, as well as curriculum and catalog management software for higher education worldwide.
This release marks a pivotal milestone for the company, who has been working since 2017 to bring together market-leading higher education technology providers in support of a shared vision for improving learning. Committed to empowering institutions with better-connected data, Watermark is working to consolidate today’s fragmented point solutions market, develop a unified, comprehensive platform, and deliver the powerful insights institutions need to improve student and institutional outcomes.
To improve student and institutional outcomes meaningfully, institutions require a more holistic view of data across the student life cycle; however, most data and processes — such as assessment planning and accreditation management, outcomes assessment, course evaluations, and faculty activity reporting — are siloed on campuses today. Watermark Navigator marks the first time that administrators, faculty, and students can navigate seamlessly between the technologies that support these processes, an important jump-start to a fully integrated experience.
“By centralizing access and linking the technologies that support such core institutional processes, we lay a strong foundation for institutions that want to streamline and integrate their processes and use a broader set of tools to unlock the insights needed to drive improvements,” said Bennett Morrison, Watermark’s Vice President of Product Management.
Navigator is the first of several exciting development releases the company has planned for 2019. With a focus on helping institutions extend the life cycle of their data, Watermark will release a series of forthcoming product integrations that will better connect assessment planning, faculty activities, course evaluation, survey data, and more.
“We’re excited to help institutions leverage their data in a more connected way. Navigator is an important step toward this vision, as we continue building purposeful technology that colleges and universities can use to more effectively manage their processes. By connecting disparate datasets, institutions have greater abilities to engage stakeholders in an intentional, transparent approach to improving learning, to streamline many of their processes, and to have the kind of insights needed to make evidence-based decisions across all levels. We look forward to sharing more developments that support that goal very soon,” said Kevin Michielsen, CEO of Watermark.
To learn more about how Watermark can support your student learning and institutional outcomes, visit www.watermarkinsights.com.
Watermark’s mission is to put better data into the hands of administrators, faculty, and students everywhere in order to empower them to connect information and gain insights into learning which will drive meaningful improvements. Through its innovative educational intelligence platform, Watermark supports institutions in developing an intentional approach to learning and development based on data they can trust.
Director of Corporate Communications