This Week in Review – July 16th to July 22nd

Conferencing - Loyola Marymount University

Loyola Marymount University Taps Unique Video Capture Platform to Extend Learning Beyond the Classroom

After a series of pilots, Loyola Marymount University is employing a hybrid approach to teaching and learning that combines traditional hardware capture technology with Echo360's student engagement software and intuitive tools.

Postsecondary institutions are facing an increased demand to provide students with consistent, on-demand access to their courses, and faculty thus need a reliable way to capture the lecture. Echo360 was selected over other capture solutions due to its ability to meet these student and faculty needs.

Source: Cision PR Newswire


Conferencing - Colorado Community College

YuJa Selected by Colorado Community College System

Following a competitive review process, a five-year partnership has been signed between Yuja and the Colorado Community College System. Yuja will provide the colleges with video capture, video content management and storage, as well as integration with their state-wide D2L Brightspace Learning Management System.

Source: Optimal Partners

Customer Relationship Management - Clemson University / Marquette University

Higher Education Institutions Trust Blackbaud CRM to Power Growth and Success

"During our selection process, our goal was to find one single solution for constituent demographics and gift data that would strengthen the ability of both academic and athletic fundraising and donor stewardship," said Larissa Kelly, senior director of Advancement Services at Clemson University Foundation. The University Foundation found just this in Blackbaud's CRM which will establish the infrastructure needed to support all future campaigns.

"Implementing Blackbaud CRM has allowed Marquette University to achieve its goals of supporting its growing fundraising needs and empowering users from across all 11 colleges with a consistent, comprehensive user experience," said Missy Egelhoff, senior director, Advancement Information Services at Marquette University. Blackbaud was able to successfully launch their CRM in 13 months and significantly under budget for Marquette U's quick implementation plan.

Source: Markets Insider

Enterprise Resource Planning - Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Southeastern Oklahoma State University Selects Ellucian’s Colleague

Southeastern Oklahoma State University selected Ellucian’s Colleague for its enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.

Through Colleague, institutional data will be available in a single database, giving faculty and administration the ability to make data-informed decisions and virtually eliminating manual processes and internal silos.

New capabilities of this ERP will give students the ability to conduct school business online and provide insight into their academic progress, giving them a clear path from acceptance to graduation.

Source: ellucian

Learning Management System - University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix Expands Partnership with Blackboard to Enable Next-Generation Digital Learning Platform Powered by Blackboard's Ultra Experience

The University of Phoenix is expanding its partnership with Blackboard through 2022. This new partnership will include the transition of the University to Blackboard Learn with the Ultra experience, a feature-rich, next-generation learning management system, with expected completion in the first half of 2019.

Blackboard's Ultra experience brings important benefits to University of Phoenix students, faculty and administrators, including a more intuitive and responsive user interface.

Source: Cision PR Newswire

Online Management Program - Washington University in St. Louis

2U, Inc. Announces a 12-Year Contract Extension with Washington University in St. Louis School of Law

A twelve-year extension has been granted from the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law to its contract with 2U, the partnership now going through 2033. As part of the contract extension, a new online degree is being offered: a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation.

"Our extended partnership agreement, together with the addition of the new online Tax LL.M. degree, will help to ensure that we remain a leader in preparing both lawyers and non-lawyers with the necessary legal knowledge to grow and achieve more in their respective fields, regardless of where they live," says Professor of Law Nancy Staudt.

Source: Markets Insider


Southern Wesleyan Welcomes Moore as New CTO

Southern Wesleyan University has named Dan Moore as its new chief technology officer.

Moore brings to Southern Wesleyan more than 20 years of experience in higher education information technology, grant acquisitions, personnel management and vendor negotiations.

Source: Pickens County Courier

University of Sussex appoints Jason Oliver as Director of IT

Jason Oliver has been appointed Director of ICT Services at the University of Sussex and tasked with heading the university's new IT and digital strategy.

"I am hugely looking forward to joining Sussex and the IT Services Team at such an exciting time," Oliver said in a press release announcing his new role, which he will take up in mid-September.

Source: CIO