Anthology and Blackboard Merging to Create Massive Ed Tech Ecosystem
Anthology and Blackboard are merging into a yet unnamed company that shall offer a broad edtech ecosystem from enrollment management and alumni fundraising to communication tools and student success solutions.
Led by Jim Milton, this new company “[…]will have a data-driven product portfolio that seeks to touch every constituent at the institution and will aim to transform the way education uses technology to engage, connect, teach, learn and drive efficiencies across the institution.”
Milton says he is excited to lead the combined company into this next phase with the goal of delivering greater value and innovation to their customers and partners.
Conferencing – Columbus Technical College
Columbus Technical College Rolls Out New Video Learning Platform to Help Faculty Deliver Flexible, Engaging Learning Beyond Pandemic
Columbus Technical College (CTC) just partnered with Echo360 in order to give its students reliable access to courses, digital study tools, and critical class content so as to engage them in ways previously limited to face-to-face instruction.
“Long before the pandemic, CTC has been serving students whom we know benefit from the flexibility of online instruction and digital course materials. But the pandemic has presented an opportunity to think more holistically about how we give students the access, flexibility and support they need to be successful,” said James “Art” Beveridge, Director of Distance Learning at Columbus Technical College. “[…T]his initiative is designed to support them as we continue to expand our online and remote offerings. Echo360 makes it much easier for faculty to adapt their instruction to a digital environment and address the needs of our students.”
Source: Cision PR Newswire
Enterprise Resource Planning – Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School & Durham Catholic District School
Unit4 Cloud ERP Platform Selected to Deliver Operational Transformation for Public School Districts in Canada
As part of a strategic 10-year agreement, the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board and the Durham Catholic District School Board have both selected Unit4 ERP and Financial Planning and Analysis solutions.
Replacing their current legacy software, both school districts chose Unit4 to maximize efficiencies and enable better decision making while benefitting from trustworthy data.
“We share the same sense of community and values with Unit4 and Durham which certainly helped in our decision making,” said Scott A. Morrow, Manager of Information and Communications Technology Services, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board. “Knowing that Unit4 will be on this transformational journey with us, gives us the reassurance we need to provide our students with the education they deserve.”
Source: Town News