This Week In Review - March 4th to March 10th


Can All Student Success Systems be integrated with Major LMS?

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I had a conversation this week that had me wondering if all student success systems (also know as retention systems) could be integrated with the major learning management systems. In order to get a quick answer, I looked at the institutions that are using the two kinds of systems to see if I could find links.

Sources: LISTedTECH


Turnitin to Be Acquired by Advance Publications for $1.75B

Turnitin, a company best known for its plagiarism checker, will be acquired by Advance Publications, a media conglomerate that also owns Condé Nast. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2019.

Launched with a vision to offer tools across different industries, Turnitin has swapped hands several times over the years. Now, as Avance Publications looks to diversify its assets, it bought Turnitin in one of the biggest sales in the industry in this decade.

Sources: EdSurge | MorningStar | The Wall Street Journal | MarketWatch

Learning Management System - University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

UWO to Switch to Canvas

With a handful of courses already using the new system, students at UWO can expect a full conversion from D2L to Canvas by the Fall 2019 semester.

Mark Clements, UWO interim chief information officer, said he doesn’t expect students will have any issues learning how to use the new platform especially since Canvas has similar features to D2L simply presented in different ways.

Source: The Advance-Titan

LMS - Canvas - Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

UC Starts the Implementation of Canvas Among its Students

Starting this Winter 2019 semester, students of the Catholic University are starting to use Canvas, their new learning management system which shall progressively replace Sakai. Canvas will bring together different tools to facilitate teaching and learning as well as to allow students to easily access their course materials.

As part of the University Teaching Diploma, more than 120 teachers carried out part of their training in January with the support of Canvas. "It is very friendly and the platform is very well designed, to move forward in stages. In addition, in the face of any doubt, the orientation is very complete, " says Alejandra Seyffert, an academic from the Faculty of Education.

Source: UC News

Retention Management System - College of the Mainland

New Management System Aimed at Helping Students Succeed

A new student success management system is being implemented at College of the Mainland.

The new system called Navigate will allow college administrators to better communicate with students while linking every community college member in a network designed to give students clearer pathways and guidance from application to graduation.

Source: COM News

Student Information System - Victoria University

Victoria University Deploys TechnologyOne’s Student Management System

Victoria University has implemented TechnologyOne’s cloud-based Student Management Software for its vocational education division.

TechnologyOne says the system will improve compliance reporting, reduce costs and enhance the student experience. The University feels it will be in a position to more accurately manage and report student information, enabling the university to focus on operational success.

Sources: ComputerWorld | itWire

Justin Menard