Administrative/Business Tools


Mission Critical: Selecting the Right LMS

In the past, the learning management system (LMS) was a fairly simple program. Its job was to connect an instructor to a student for an individual course. The student could track grades without harassing the faculty member...

Datatel Releases Moodle-Based ERP/LMS Application

Datatel has launched a new platform that integrates enterprise resource planning with learning management system (LMS) features. The platform integrates technology from Datatel with the open source LMS Moodle.



Social Media Pervasive in Admissions Practices

The use of social media in admissions has grown more than 50 percent since 2007 to the point where, for all intents and purposes, it's ubiquitous in higher education. A full 95 percent of higher educations admissions offices are incorporating some form of social media into their recruitment efforts, up 34 points from 2007.

10 Ways To Cut Campus Costs with Technology

IT organizations at American colleges and universities are getting clever with cost cutting. Two IT leaders share some of the small, creative tactics they've used to save hundreds of thousands of dollars for their schools while actually managing to improve services for their constituents.

Effective BI on the Cheap

Ohio's Miami University is using software it already had on hand as part of a successful business intelligence program, one that's designed to help boost enrollment and contain costs.

Lesley U Migrates Admissions Management

Lesley University will be deploying a new application to help manage admissions. The Cambridge, MA institution is licensing Intelliworks to capture inquiries and generate reports for its multiple academic offerings, including undergraduate, graduate, degree completion, and online programs.

Web Community To Share Higher Ed Analytics Practices

Conversations on the topic of analytics across institutions in higher education may accelerate through funding by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The non-profit has just supplied a grant to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities to develop and support a new group called the Action Analytics Education Partnership.

How Technology Is Transforming Admissions: 3 Stories

Paper applications and direct mail catalogs are going the way of the 8-track tape as more colleges and universities turn to technology for new student recruiting, communication, and information exchange. Tufts University, Washington College, and George Mason University share some of the ways they're using technology tools to reach, engage, and ultimately admit prospective students.

U Northwestern Ohio Overhauls Portal

The University of Northwestern Ohio is retooling its Web site to provide more online services for its students, faculty, and administrators.

Butler Tech Shifts Student Information Management

Butler Technology and Career Development Schools in Ohio is overhauling its student data system and implementing a new portal solution to tie in with its LMS.