This Week in Review – September 24th to September 30th
Who implements ePortfolios?
At LISTedTECH, we just started to follow e-Portfolios. Today, we present you with some interesting data about this new group of systems.
Entreprise Resource Planning/SIS/CRM - Maharashtra State government in India
Campus Management Selected for India's First Statewide Implementation of a University Management System
The Maharashtra State government in India has recently selected Campus Management as its technology partner. This means that the 14 universities that comprise the State of Maharashtra will implement the CampusNexus platform to align skills and training with workforce demand.
With its strong Microsoft foundation, Campus Management is able to focus on higher education specific software and solutions development to deliver innovation that transforms academic delivery, student success and operational efficiencies.
Source: Cision PR Newswire
Learning Management System - Mississippi State University
Campus Prepares for Switch to Canvas
Mississippi State University (MSU) is currently piloting a new learning management system (LMS) called Canvas by Instructure for use in spring 2019.
According to Tina Green, Lead Instructional Tech Specialist at MSU, Canvas offers a more user-friendly layout, easier communication between students and instructors, and allows written, video or audio comments between students and instructors on assignments, compared to their current LMS Blackboard.
Source: The Reflector
The College of Saint Rose
Canvas: Saint Rose’s Move to a New Digital Environment
The College has updated students’ educational experience by transitioning online classroom forums from Blackboard Learn to Canvas.
Faculty complaints over the past two to three years prompted the Academic Technology Committee and ITS to look into alternative sources for online learning.
“Canvas offers flexibility and the ability to design their online class presence to best fit their pedagogical needs,” said John Ellis, Associate Vice President for Informational Technology Services and Facilities.
Source: The Chronicle
Retention Management - Central State University
Central State U Taps Oracle Student Management to Boost Student Success Efforts
As the university aims to better reach, enroll and serve students in its upcoming Distance Learning Program, Ohio's Central State University is rolling out Oracle's Student Management product for student recruiting, engagement and support.
The system can manage both traditional degree paths and non-traditional offerings with 21st-century skills training for the workforce, government, military, corporate and other non-traditional students.
Source: Campus Technology
East Stroudsburg University
East Stroudsburg University Selects Starfish by Hobsons as Student Success Platform
East Stroudsburg University has partnered with Starfish to increase communication and connection between students, faculty, and staff across campus.
By launching the Starfish Enterprise Success Platform, which integrates with the university's current systems, the objective to establish a comprehensive advising system, and to have an early alert system will become a reality.
Source: Markets Insider
Textbooks - University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Amherst Partners With eCampus.Com Virtual Bookstores to Increase Access to Affordable Course Materials for Students
UMass Amherst selected eCampus.com Virtual Bookstores to help students obtain course materials at a significantly reduced cost, while also providing a streamlined and convenient ordering process.
With nearly 80% of adopted titles available for rent, eCampus.com, who is taking over bookstore operations from Amazon, will offer a wide selection of discounted course materials, along with a price match guarantee program.
Source: Markets Insider