This Week In Review – March 25th to March 31st


Complementary BI Systems

Several higher education institutions use more than one BI system. An example of this is uOttawa, where I work. Oracle BI is our main institutional system having moved from IBM Cognos about three years ago. We also use SAS for regressions and Tableau for visualizations. And, we have a few Power BI users. That’s four systems and this isn’t at all uncommon, especially for larger institutions.

Source: LISTedTECH

Conferencing - University of Ferrara (Unife)

The University of West England Partners with Ellucian for Cloud Solutions

Following a new partnership with Ellucian, UWE Bristol will implement cloud-based Ellucian Banner Student, Ellucian CRM Recruit, Ellucian CRM Advise, Ellucian Workflow and Ellucian Intelligent Learning Platform (ILP) to deliver of a fully personalised digital experience for its users.

The replacement of its legacy student records systems Banner Student, will enable UWE Bristol to deliver a coherent student experience and better organisational alignment through data integration across departments. Additionally, the new Ellucian student information system will automate the management and compliance of student data including accurate and timely reporting in accordance with rapidly evolving U.K. statutory and regulatory guidelines.

Source: MarketWatch | Citizen Tribune | Blackboard News Room | | Olean Times Herald

CRM - Ellucian - Cape Breton University

Cape Breton University Selects Ellucian Cloud Solutions

Ellucian announced today a new partnership with Cape Breton University (CBU). Through this partnership, CBU will execute cloud-based resource management, achieving better organizational alignment through data integration across departments.

While reducing internal silos and eliminating manual processes, this new partnership will allow faculty and administration to make more insightful, data-informed decisions, as well as accessing the most current application releases and advanced functions.

Source: BusinessWire

Learning Management System -University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne taps Canvas as new LMS

The University of Melbourne has selected Canvas as its new online learning management system following a major review. Blackboard is the incumbent LMS for Melbourne University’s 55,000 students, but is deemed to be replaced fully by early 2020.

Project Evolve, the name of the implementation project which will see the switch from Blackboard to Canvas, will be jointly led by the Learning Environments and Infrastructure Services teams. Workshops and online modules are being developed to keep staff up to speed on the new system and prepare them for the change.

Source: itnews

Online Program Management - Michigan State University

Wiley Education Services Partners with Michigan State University

Wiley Education Services has entered into a partnership agreement with Michigan State University to support a set of existing and new online programs.

Seeking to expand its overall portfolio, Michigan State will be in a better position to recruit and grow existing programs while highlighting the brand and reputation of its School of Criminal Justice which was was ranked #10 in the nation.

Source: BusinessWire | MarketWatch | APNews |

Retention Management - The University of Wisconsin System

UW System Adopts New Software to Reduce Graduation Gaps

In an effort to improve retention and reduce graduation gaps between students of color and their white peers, the University of Wisconsin and all its campuses will soon begin using Navigate Student Success Collaborative.

The new software, which tracks class attendance and grades, is part of the university system's broader effort to introduce "intrusive advising," a process in which advisers check on students who don't seem to be doing well.

Source: U.S.News | The Kansas City Star

Justin Menard