Alert System – San Diego State University
New Mass Emergency Notification System Launching
To improve emergency preparedness and response, San Diego State University chose AppArmor, a new mass emergency notification system.
AppArmor is designed to enhance the institution’s ability to quickly communicate with students, faculty, staff and system subscribers in the event of an emergency on or near campus with parents, relatives, vendors and other members of the community who sign up to receive notifications, using the university’s portal.
“Adopting contemporary communications systems and innovative solutions that allow for swift and effective emergency communications is a mission-critical imperative,” said Jerry Sheehan, vice president for information technology.
Source: SDSU NewsCenter
Enterprise Resource Planning – Saint Mary’s College / Wheaton College
2 Colleges to Pilot Collective ERP Program
A pilot phase led by two institutions: Saint Mary’s College and Wheaton College, is part of the HESS Consortium’s shared ERP services project. These colleges will forge an implementation path for the other HESS member institutions to follow.
Oracle Cloud will be rolled out to these two colleges first with the help of Drivestream. If all goes well, all 61 HESS member colleges and universities will have access to the full enterprise system including student information, recruitment, financial aid, student billing, finance, payroll, human capital management modules and more.
“While the idea of sharing enterprise system resources across a multitude of independent institutions is not new, the advent of today’s multi-tenant cloud-based systems coupled with the HESS Consortium’s ingenuity in developing partner relationships and its vision of a grassroots efforts is a powerful combination,” commented Gene Spencer, CIO of Ursinus College and HESS Collective Steering Committee member. “CFOs and CIOs alike will be naturally attracted to significant benefits that have been historically out of reach for colleges and universities of our size and character.”
Source: Campus Technology
Learning Management System – Grand Canyon University
No Halo-lucination: GCU Switches to its Own LMS
Grand Canyon University (GCU) has obtained a new learning management system specifically for the GCU community, designed by Grand Canyon Education. The necessity of a good and stable LMS was especially demonstrated during the pandemic when students had to take all their courses online.
Going from LoudCloud to this new system, Halo Learn, the GCU community is pleased to be the only ones which will be using it; all functionalities and features being built specifically to respond to the needs of students, faculty and staff.
“We’re very excited in just getting something new and better out to our students and faculty,” said Dilek Marsh, GCE’s Chief Technology Officer. “Ultimately, GCE is always striving to have what’s best out there, and it was about time to get into a new system that is built on and using new technology. GCU was critical in creating LoudCloud, but in the end, [we] weren’t their only customer. At this point, this is ours, and everything in it is being built to what we want it to do.”
Source: GCU Today