This Week in Review – April 2nd to April 8th


Jitterbit Empowers Higher Learning Institutions to Build Connected Campuses as a Higher Education Data Architecture (HEDA) Core Compatible Partner

Jitterbit, the API transformation company, today announced that its integration platform has been certified to empower higher learning institutions to connect all of their data and applications to the Salesforce platform using its purpose-built Higher Education Data Architecture (HEDA). As one of just seven vendors designated HEDA Core Compatible, Jitterbit provides an API integration platform that makes it easy for colleges and universities to bring any type of information from any system to build a connected campus and 360-degree view of the student lifecycle.

Source: Nasdaq GlobeNewswire


Students express thoughts, concerns about U.Va.’s Student Information System

For nearly 10 years, the University’s Student Information System has loomed over many of the most important — and oftentimes most anxiety-inducing — events that mark a student’s time at the University. Not only is SIS where students find out their admission decision, it’s where they search for and register for classes, view final grades, pay tuition, access transcripts and eventually apply to graduate. Much of their personal information can be found on the system.

Source: The Cavalier Daily


CampusLogic Opens U Arizona's Scholarship Universe to Other Schools

A homegrown student scholarship management application has spread its wings beyond the institution that originally developed it. ScholarshipUniverse, launched at the University of Arizona as "Scholarship Universe," has been rewritten from scratch and updated by CampusLogic for use in other schools. The product helps match students with potential scholarship opportunities and manage their applications; the new version is mobile-friendly and offers text notifications.

Source: Campus Technology

Accessibility - Utah Institutions

Utah Institutions Sign With Blackboard Ally for Accessibility Help

The Utah Education Network -- comprised of nine institutions including state universities, technical colleges and a community college -- has contracted with Blackboard to connect students to online courses through the Blackboard Ally inclusive learning platform, which aims to improve accessibility for all students.

Source: Inside HigherEd

Online Program Management - Tulane University

Noodle Partners Expands Partnership With Tulane University

Noodle Partners, the nation’s fastest-growing online higher education provider, today announced a partnership with Tulane’s School of Professional Advancement (SoPA), expanding its overall relationship with Tulane University.

“We look forward to working with Noodle Partners to make our outstanding programs more easily accessible to students around the globe for a potentially life-changing opportunity to further develop their abilities and position themselves for career advancement,” said Suri Duitch, Dean of SoPA.

Source: Cision PRWeb

Textbooks - Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Rowan-Cabarrus Launches New Online Bookstore to Deliver Significant Savings on Textbooks to Students

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will be launching a new online bookstore just in time for the 2018 summer semester.

The College is partnering with Akademos, a leading provider of online college bookstore solutions, who has provided students at over 120 schools with many low cost textbook options and significant savings.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Akademos to launch a school-sanctioned virtual bookstore and marketplace,” said Dr. Janet Spriggs, chief operating officer at Rowan-Cabarrus. “This decision aligns with our strategic plan to provide our students with an affordable quality education, and positions us to expand our offering of course material formats and purchase options.”

Source: Rowan-Cabarrus News