Cloud Computing & SaaS


Meeting Students Where They Are — A New Cloud-Based Service Framework

Does your institution provide access to campus services using the modern functionality students have come to expect? CT talks with Raúl Rodríguez, chancellor of Rancho Santiago Community College District in Orange County, California — RSCCD is rSmart's first customer for OneCampus, a new cloud-based service framework.

Remote-Learner Launches Fully Supported Moodle Service on Microsoft Azure

Remote-Learner, a Moodle partner that provides Moodle services and support, has released a fully supported, Microsoft Azure-certified Moodle service through the Azure Marketplace.

IBM Launches OpenStack Services

IBM has added OpenStack services to its IBM Cloud marketplace to support interoperability between on-premise IT systems and off-premise cloud workloads.

Louisiana State Takes Facilities Management to the Cloud

Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge has moved to a new cloud-based system to manage its facilities.

WizIQ Rolls Out New Cloud LMS

The new WizIQ LMS enables teachers to create assignments and tests, track course activities and, in the case of for-profit instruction, publish courses on a WizIQ network.



Moving Campus Services From the Portal to the Cloud

How many times have you heard "Our students are used to Google and Amazon… How could we ever match that here on campus?" Maybe now you can. Through a partnership with Indiana University, rSmart is offering OneCampus, a cloud-based service that gives institutions an easy way to transform older, portal-based systems into updated, cloud-based campus services that rival any online shopping experience.

CENIC Offers Infrastructure-as-a-Service Tools

The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California now offers a suite of infrastructure-as-a-service cloud services for member institutions in California's research and education community, eliminating the need to conduct local procurement processes for these services.

Microsoft Beefs Up Azure; Offers Cloud Platform to Ebola Researchers

Determined to set his company's cloud platform apart from the competition, Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella called a press event in San Francisco to unveil several enhancements for Azure, including beefed up virtual machines and storage and a marketplace where cloud-based providers can promote their services. The company said it would also make its cloud resources available to Ebola researchers.

U San Diego Uses Cloud To Support Global Study Abroad Program in Spain

The University of San Diego has implemented a cloud solution to migrate data to the United Kingdom, so it can provide students in its international studies abroad program in Madrid, Spain with reliable access to core academic and administrative information systems.

Kuali 2.0: Reshaping the Landscape for Development and Adoption

A stunning series of announcements — the formation of KualiCo, a for-profit entity, KualiCo's acquisition of rSmart's SaaS business, and Navigator Management Partners's acquisition of rSmart's Kuali consulting business — has ushered Kuali into its second decade with big expectations for Kuali 2.0.