Administrative/Business Tools


Hobsons Updates Starfish with Improved Analytics, Accessibility

Hobsons has unveiled Starfish 7, the latest version of its student retention platform, with upgrades such as improved predictive analytics.

New Tools Help Adult Students Come Back to Complete Their Degrees

Student success coaching services provider InsideTrack has come up with a new suite of Re-Enrollment & Re-Entry offerings designed to help colleges and universities get former students back on track to complete their degrees.



U North Carolina Opts for Unit-Adaptable Course Eval System

The school sought a solution that could standardize course evaluation functionality, such as reporting, while still leaving autonomy in place across the various departments and units to customize the assessment contents.

Hackathon Conjures New Features for Student Success

According to Hobsons, the hackathon drew about 50 developers, web designers and user experience experts to team up over three days to build programs for use by college students and their advisors.

Southern New Hampshire U Managing Growth With New SIS

Southern New Hampshire University is simplifying administrative processes and unifying data across the institution with a new student information system.

Hyland Upgrades OnBase with Mobile Capabilities and More

Hyland today announced the latest version of its flagship OnBase platform, boasting "greater configurability, enhanced mobile capabilities and expanded integration options."

USD Voice: Changing the Conversation with Students

University of San Diego Vice Provost and Chief Information Officer Christopher W. Wessells explores how a program that uses natural language processing, USD Voice, is enhancing his institution's communications with students.

Richard Culatta Has Big Dreams for ISTE

Richard Culatta, the new CEO of ISTE, recently spoke with THE Journal about his experiences in education and ed tech, as well as his plans for ISTE as it prepares for its big summer conference this month in San Antonio, TX.

New Department of Ed IDEA Site Live and Generating Heat

Feedback is trickling in on the U.S. Department of Education's new website dedicated to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Since February, the site has been undergoing a redesign, based at least in part on comments from 130 people who provided feedback during the design process. The new site went live June 1.

Inside Arizona State U's All-in-One Help Center

Arizona State University turned its help desk into a “front door” for a broad range of campus services — IT and otherwise. Here's how.

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