Administrative/Business Tools


6 Steps to a Successful LMS Implementation

Working together, Nathan Grundahl, Anne Larson and Michael Mades of Sun Prairie Area School District in Wisconsin developed a six-step process that the district used to map out its successful LMS implementation. Here’s how they did it.

Higher Level Decisions — One University's Cloud Strategy

Why will the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga ultimately move most of its traditional IT services to the cloud? Associate Vice Chancellor and CIO Tom Hoover explains why it's a win-win for his institution.



APLU Course to Focus on Student Advising Reform

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities is launching a new online course to help higher education leaders redesign student advising on their campuses.

Florida Performance Funding Metric Looks at Student 'Sticker Price'

Universities and colleges in Florida will shortly be evaluated by a new student-focused metric newly introduced into their annual state evaluations.

Wellesley College Tool Helps Clarify College Costs

A free online tool developed at Wellesley College is helping prospective students and their parents gauge college costs while factoring in financial aid.

University of California Delays UCPath Launch, Triples Cost

The University of California system’s timeline to upgrade its payroll and personnel system was extended again and the project is now expected to cost more than three times the original budget.

Research: Community College Pays Off

Earning a two-year degree pays off. Specifically, completing an associate degree yields an average of $4,640 to $7,160 more per year than entering college and not completing a program.

Adobe Releases Latest Versions of Captivate and Captivate Prime

Adobe has released the latest versions of its e-learning authoring tool, Adobe Captivate, and its learning management system (LMS), Adobe Captivate Prime. The two are designed to be used in conjunction as end-to-end solutions, or as standalone offerings, and are aimed toward specialists in learning and development, training and corporate HR departments.

Report: Worldwide IT Spending Forecast to Grow 1.4% in 2017

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.5 trillion in 2017, a 1.4 percent increase from 2016, according to market research firm Gartner, Inc. This growth rate is down from the previous quarter’s forecast of 2.7 percent, due in part to the rising United States dollar.

Hackers are Attacking Word Users with Microsoft Office Zero-Day Vulnerability

Hackers are exploiting a previously undisclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Word, which security researchers say can be used to quietly install different kinds of malware — even on fully patched computers, according to tech news and analysis site ZDNet.

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