UBC’s $342 Million Software Overhaul Partially Delayed Until 2023
With concerns over delays and budget increases, the University of British Columbia’s governors and administrators are viewing the university’s system upgrades critically. While Workday’s HR and Finance modules are on schedule, slated to launch in 2020, Workday Student is being pushed back to 2023 without a clear understanding of additional cost.
Although these systems were well overdue for an upgrade, Max Holmes, a Vancouver student representative on the Board of Governors (BoG), says “[i]t’s definitely something I see as my biggest worry that the university is taking on right now.”
Source: The Ubyssey
Enterprise Resource Planning – Southeastern Louisiana University
PeopleSoft to be Replaced by Workday System
As their current product was nearing the end of its support period, Southeastern Louisiana University chose to implement the Workday System, “[…] a more user-friendly product that provides superior ease of accessing data and information for decision making and planning,” according to Dr. Kay Maurin, Chief Enrollment Management Officer.
Not having faced any major roadblocks, the implementation process has been on time, still lined up for fall 2020. The whole process has also been very positive allowing faculty and staff to examine current practices and business processes in order to offer the best experience possible for their students while enhancing efficiencies.
Source: The Lion’s Roar
Learning Management System – University of Barcelona
The University of Barcelona Performs the Largest Migration of Cloud Services
Aiming to improve the educational experience and teaching processes, the University of Barcelona chose to implement Blackboard OpenLMS solution, a system based on the Moodle platform. Based on the number of users, this is the largest migration for the Spanish university sector to date.
“With the Blackboard Open LMS solution we have obtained three important benefits: to achieve a more flexible and scalable learning environment; increase the usability and accessibility of the platform and the contents; and, thirdly, to implement policies for decision-making based on learning analytics, […]” says Antoni Solé, ICT director of the University of Barcelona.
Library Information System – Keio University and Waseda University
Ex Libris Alma and Primo Implementations, the First in Japan, Go Live at Keio University and Waseda University
Japan’s Keio University and Waseda University have gone live with the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform and the Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution, leading the way for a fully cloud-based library system.
Aiming to enhance their students’ experience, these universities will collaborate in the management of library purchases and in the handling of electronic and physical resources which should “[…] help us better manage our resources internally and strengthen our compliance with international standards,” says professors Fukazawa and Suda, directors of each university’s library.
Source: ProQuest News
Retention Management – East Central College
East Central College Selects Aviso Retention as their Student Sucess Solution
In order to continue to improve the progress and the success of its students, East Central College has chosen to partner with Aviso Retention as its Student Success Platform. This partnership shall advance the college’s student-centric focus to increase course completion and retention rates while always aiming for a positive impact on their students’ experience.
Source: Aviso News