This Week In Review - March 10th to March 17th

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Grant Systems by Categories

As mentioned last fall, we have been working on collecting more grant system usage data for the grant products in the higher education sector. We are happy to say that we now have over 2,500 products tied to institutions.

As the number of products we identify increased, we have tried to classify the products in general categories. To do this, we have gotten great feedback from companies working in the field. A big thanks goes out to them.

Source: LISTedTECH

Acquisition

Blackboard to Sell Its Transact Business Unit

Blackboard has announced an agreement to sell its Transact business unit, comprised of campus access, mobile credentials, security management among others, to private equity firm Reverence Capital Partners.

This transaction shall enable Blackboard to focus on its core teaching and learning products, while Transact continues as a stand-alone company led by David Marr as CEO. The sale is expected to close in the second quarter of 2019.

Sources: Campus Technology | Cision PR Newswire | Inside Higher Ed

CRM, SIS, Finance, HR - CampusNexus - Tusculum University

Tusculum University Focuses on Student and Institutional Success with Selection of CampusNexus Suite

Tusculum University selected the CampusNexus platform to replace its legacy system and to unite its campus with a single version of truth across the enterprise as well as support its constituents throughout the student lifecycle.

CampusNexus platform was chosen for its flexible program delivery methods, and to streamline the university’s business operations which should allow Tusculum to achieve their student success-centered goals.

Source: Cision PR Newswire

Learning Management System - Chapman University

Bye Bye Blackboard! Chapman is About to Replace its Familiar Learning Management System

After 15 years of service Blackboard is being retired at Chapman University. The switchover could occur as early as this summer, even though the Request for Proposal remains open for two more months. The three Learning Management System (LMS) alternatives are: Blackboard Ultra, Canvas and Brightspace.

The main reason the university is changing its current LMS is because administrators want a system that allows for more student-teacher engagement and modernity, explained Director of Educational Technology Services (ETS) Jana Remy.

Source: Prowl

Mobile Computing - Ara Institute of Canterbury

Second New Zealand College Signs up With Liverpool's Collabco

Ara has just rolled out myday for its 20,000 students. The new app will enable students to locate available PCs and study spaces on campus, view timetables and emails, and get easy access to learning resources.

“Implementing myday means there are some really quick wins for the college in terms of student communication and access to everything they need in the way of college resources and services from a smartphone around the clock,” said Ara chief executive Tony Gray. 

Source: ProlificNorth

Justin Menard