This Week in Review – October 29th to November 4th


At Some College Campuses, iPhones and Apple Watches Now Serve as Student ID. Is Penn Next?

Many students are excited about the conveniences that come with having a digital ID. As of October 2nd, students at Duke University, the University of Alabama, and the University of Oklahoma are now able to present their iPhone and Apple Watches as acceptable forms of ID on their campuses.

And not only are students using their iPhone as ID, but they also have the possibility of monitoring their student financial accounts with that same device. Other opportunities may also arise as BlackBoard is working with Apple to develop student IDs for these and other schools.

Source: The Daily Pennsylvanian

Enterprise Resource Planning - SUNY institutions

Three More SUNY Institutions Modernize with Ellucian Banner ERP

Columbia-Greene Community College, the College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and Rockland Community College have each chosen to deploy Ellucian Banner enterprise resource planning systems as a way to modernize key business processes.

Through a single dashboard, Banner will simplify administrative processes while unifying data across diverse systems and locations.

Source: EducationDive

Fin/HR/SIS - Oracle Cloud - California Community Colleges 

California Community Colleges Modernize with Oracle Cloud

In an effort to streamline operations, California community colleges will now be using Oracle Cloud Applications. Cloud-based technologies have enabled organizations challenged by the tightening of public funding to continue to deliver innovative new services and build the foundation for a modern infrastructure to support evolving needs.

Source: Cision PR Newswire

Learning Management System - Kazguu University

KAZGUU Introduces More Flexible Educational Process

As the first Kazakh university to introduce Canvas, KAZGUU is in line to reduce paperwork and download all teaching materials, thereby simplifying and structuring a lecturer’s work.

The implementation of this learning management system conforms with the Digital Kazakhstan programme, introduced by President Nursultan Nazarbayev in September 2017, and demonstrates the importance to revise educational policy.

Source: The Astana Times

Online Program Management - Concordia University Portland

Orbis Helps Concordia U. Portland Expand Accelerated Nursing Program Capacity

With the support of Orbis Education, Concordia University-Portland's Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program will be expanding to 72 students per session as of the May 2019 session.

"Concordia's collaboration with Orbis has allowed us to expand our highly competitive nursing program, thereby helping healthcare employers meet the growing demand for nurses," said Shawn Daley, Concordia's chief business development officer.

Source: MarketWatch


Instructure Announces a New CEO

On October 29th, 2018, Instructure, Inc. announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Instructure President, Dan Goldsmith, as Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2019. 

Goldsmith's coming on board is actually part of a larger set of changes that the company is going through. e-Literate's Michael Feldstein believes the company will eventually grow up to become somewhat different than it has been.

Source: e-Literate

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