This Week In Review – Jan. 28th to Feb. 3rd

Business Intelligence - Middlesex Community College

Middlesex Community College Partners with HelioCampus to Improve Student Success

HelioCampus has partnered with Middlesex Community College (MCC) on a data warehouse, reporting, and predictive analytics initiative.

As part of MCC’s project “MCC 360: Success from the Start” , the college hopes to increase persistence, retention, and graduation of its students. By building a digital “360 degree view of student progress”, it shall empower the institution to guide and intervene in a timely matter in order to promote student success.

Source: Cision PRWeb

e-Learning - Florida International University

Florida International University Partners With Cognii to Implement AI in Online Education

Florida International University and Cognii Inc. recently announced a collaboration to develop an innovative online education experience. Cognii VLA is an AI Tutor that engages students in a natural language conversation while providing instant personalized feedback and assessments.

Students in the online program at Florida International University’s College of Business will use Cognii to learn a number of topics in information system management; the AI technology thus measuring their knowledge, comprehension and business application skills.

Source: Cision PR Newswire

Library Information Services - University of Hawaiʻi

University of Hawaiʻi System Selects Ex Libris Alma Platform

Ex Libris is pleased to announce that the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) System has selected the Ex Libris Alma library services platform. UH will modernize its libraries by leveraging the Ex Libris platform and infrastructure to manage all types of resources.

UH will also establish a dedicated consortial zone of the 10 individual institutions in the UH System in order to share data and analytics, facilitate the lending and borrowing of materials, and participate in consortium-wide workflows.

Source: ProQuest News

LMS - Canvas - Cornell University

A Blank Canvas: Cornell Classes Transition from Blackboard

This week, as students and employees were logging into their account, a new message would pop up: “Cornell is now transitioning from Blackboard to Canvas!”

This integration will be gradual. Instructors will start having the option to migrate toward Canvas’ platform this spring. This switch, which actually began in late 2016 with a complete evaluation process, shall be complete by spring 2020.

Source: The Cornell Daily Sun

Online Program Management - Tufts University

2U, Inc. and Tufts University School of Medicine Partner

2U, Inc. announced a new partnership with Tufts University School of Medicine to deliver two online graduate degrees. A Master of Health Informatics and Analytics, and a Master of Public Health will be delivered online for health IT and public health professionals worldwide which will represent a new Domestic Graduate Program for 2U.

Source: citybizlist | Boston Business Journal | Cision PR Newswire

Student Information System - Ontario schools

Fujitsu and Follett Partner to Deliver Innovative Student Information System to Ontario Schools in Canada

Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace have chosen Fujitsu Consulting Inc. to deliver Follett’s Aspen Student Information System and related services to district school boards across Ontario.

Fujitsu is partnering with Follett of Canada, Inc. to set up and manage the SIS software application, delivery environment and integrated platform which will be accessible through a common browser and mobile device with support in both English and French.

This new system will drive significant efficiencies and cost savings for Ontario school boards.

Source: PressReleasePoint

Student Information System & ERP - STADIO

STADIO Holdings Limited (“STADIO”) Embraces Digital Transformation with Unit4 as Part of Growth Plans for Private Higher Education in South Africa

STADIO group, including these institutions: AFDA, Embury, LISOF, Milpark Education, Prestige Academy and Southern Business School, has appointed SIS Global to undertake the transformation project to replace legacy finance, HR, and student systems with Unit4’s cloud, next-generation education management solutions.

SIS Global will deliver and support a modern technology environment and transformation of core applications for over 30,000 students. “This comes at a hugely exciting time for the Student Information Systems market, as more Universities and Colleges seek to expand beyond legacy solutions and embrace cloud functionality,” said Rob Hawley, CEO, SIS Global.

Source: Business Wire