Learning Management System – Johns Hopkins University
Canvas to Replace Blackboard as University’s Primary Learning and Teaching technology
Beginning next summer, in advance of the 2022-23 academic year, Canvas will replace Blackboard Learn as the core learning and teaching technology at eight Johns Hopkins University academic divisions.
A university-wide committee unanimously recommended Canvas for its ease of use, modern user interface, superior mobile experience, and powerful ability to integrate with outside tools.
Preparations for the transition to Canvas have begun and classes will be taught using this new LMS starting in the summer 2022 session. Blackboard will end support for the product and configuration but users will be able to access Blackboard until Dec. 1, 2022.
Conferencing – Wharton County Junior College
Wharton County Junior College Partners With YuJa to Deploy Comprehensive Video Platform Across Campuses
After an RFP process detailing its need for a comprehensive software solution to provide a myriad of video tools, Wharton County Junior College (WCJC) just partnered with YuJa for the deployment of a campus-wide enterprise video platform.
“The pandemic presented a number of major challenges for colleges and universities nationwide. WCJC is committed to helping students succeed within all modes of content delivery, and was seeking a partner to effectively and efficiently deliver all content regardless of mode of delivery or learning style,” said Nathan Arora, Chief Business officer at YuJa. “The Video Platform will allow instructors to create more engaging, interactive and accessible content, enhancing the college experience for its students.”
Source: Business Wire
Textbooks – Goshen College
Goshen College Partners with Akademos to Optimize Bookstore Affordability and Convenience
Goshen College announced the launch of a new initiative designed to dramatically reduce the cost and increase accessibility to course content for its students. Through a partnership with Akademos, the college will now offer all required texts and course materials through an online bookstore.
“With 99% of our students receiving financial aid, any additional financial demands can create barriers to success and completion. Making required academic materials more affordable will reduce the overall cost of attendance and support academic excellence,” said Tom Stuckey, interim vice president for finance at Goshen College.
Faculty will also benefit from a suite of analytics and tools designed to better track student engagement while supporting student success.
“Creating a course materials strategy remains one of the most powerful – and underappreciated – levers available to institutions to improve student outcomes,” said Raj Kaji, CEO of Akademos. “The online bookstore will open new pathways of access and achievement for all students and effectively support their rapidly changing needs.”
Source: PR Underground