Leepfrog Technologies was launched in 1994 in Iowa City by founders with a passion for providing custom, evolutionary technology to solve problems – especially those encountered in higher education.
Today, our founders continue to drive a mission and culture that are client-centered, agile, and dedicated to innovation. This enables Leepfrog to develop and support the most advanced curricular management software on the planet, serving over 475 institutions worldwide.
Leepfrog’s original products were customized, web-based, and turn-key software solutions developed during a time when the internet and world wide web were still in their infancy.
In 2008, CourseLeaf was launched as a catalog solution for higher education institutions. Over time, as new solutions were added, CourseLeaf became the name of a suite of solutions that supports catalog, curriculum, section scheduling, registration, and syllabi management. Today, CourseLeaf is recognized as the leader in curricular management within our industry. Our clients include over 475 higher education institutions within the United States and around the world.
While Leepfrog’s primary product is CourseLeaf, we continue to support some of our original products including InstantRapport, PageLeaf, LegendMail, and CampusDraw.
Leepfrog is unique in the industry. Our difference stems from four core philosophies that guided the development of CourseLeaf from the very beginning:
Software should adapt to the needs of the institution.
While others offer a one-size-fits-most platform, we believe in offering software so advanced that it adapts to you. This includes policies, processes, and even institutional language. It may require a little more time during implementation, but it saves a lot of time later. Even better, it delights faculty and staff because it makes using our software so easy.
Always respect and maintain external systems of truth.
CourseLeaf was developed in a unique way that places your system of truth, often a student information system (SIS), at the center of the universe. As our CEO says, “If the SIS is wrong, then it’s definitively wrong. The transcript is wrong. Billing is wrong. Degree audit is wrong. Accreditation is wrong. Everything is wrong.” Our software is designed to make sure everything is always right.
All specifications are rarely known until the project is under way.
How often have you determined details for a project and then, once the project was well under way, realized you wanted something to work differently? It happens to almost everyone, which is why we create flexibility for mid-project changes without additional charges. We call this “specs in the middle,” and our clients love it.
Project timelines and roadmaps need to be responsive to change.
Things change. You might decide to add additional features. You may need to delay implementation due to other projects. We get it. Our flexible, client-centered implementation process makes it easy to make changes when you need to.
Leepfrog is passionate about inspiring others to develop skills and pursue careers in computer science. We contribute to organizations in Iowa that provide support and inspiration to elementary, secondary, and college students interested in STEM education. We also sponsor programs that create new computer science career pathways for adults who are underserved and underrepresented within the field.
Robotics and Coding Clubs for Youth
Leepfrog sponsors elementary and secondary STEM programs in the Iowa City-Cedar Rapids region including FIRST Robotics and Girls Who Code clubs.
College Hack-A-Thons and Professional Organizations
Leepfrog sponsors Hack-A-Thons and professional organizations within the computer science field at Iowa colleges, community colleges, and universities.
Adult Coding Schools
Leepfrog sponsors coding programs in Iowa that provide computer science career pathways for underserved and underrepresented populations within the field.
If you would like to request funding for a program that aligns with Leepfrog’s corporate giving, please complete this form. Requests are considered monthly and granted based on eligibility and the availability of funds.