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Houston CC Addresses International Currency Conversion with Higher One Feature

Two financial services companies have launched a joint feature that will allow institutions to accommodate international payments as effortlessly as they handle domestic payments from students.

Frederick CC Moves to Debit Card Refunds

Frederick Community College, a two-year college in Maryland with about 6,300 students, has begun implementing a new refund disbursement system.

West Virginia Colleges Automate Payments for Non-Credit Programs

Two schools in West Virginia are streamlining the payment process for students by using a new gateway feature added to a program used for registration with their non-credit classes.

Tianjin Polytechnic To Upgrade Smart Card Security

Tianjin Polytechnic University, a technical university in Tianjin, China will be upgrading its smart card technology in an effort to improve security in payment processing activities campuswide.

Not Your Grandfather's Blackboard? My Recent Chat with Bb Learn President Ray Henderson

Blackboard's product strategy has moved from that of a course management platform to a suite of integrated, enterprise systems that span a range of institution-wide services from communications to e-commerce. And Blackboard leadership--including Blackboard Learn President Ray Henderson--has placed a new emphasis on client support and openness. Trent Batson spoke with Henderson about the company's new direction.

U St. Thomas Streamlines Purchasing Functions with SciQuest

The University of St. Thomas, based in Minnesota, is implementing a service to automate some procurement and accounts payable operations.

Blackboard and PE Systems Team Up to Reduce Card Processing Fees

In a new partnership arrangement, Blackboard's campus commerce consultants will be promoting the services of PE Systems and vice versa in helping institutional customers remove costs from their credit and debit card processing.

ebrary Ordering System Adds Alerting Features for Patrons and Libraries

ebrary has released a new ordering system that provides "instant" fulfillment and real-time collection management.

2 Companies Team Up To Streamline International Student Payments

Two companies are working together to give institutions an easier way to collect tuition and other payments from international students studying in the United States.

Dynamics SL 2011 To Arrive in Q2 with SharePoint 2010 Integration

Microsoft this week announced plans to release its Dynamics SL 2011 enterprise resource planning solution in the second quarter of next year.

UC Santa Cruz and UC Merced To Manage Rec Facilities with Active Network Apps

Two University of California schools, one in Santa Cruz and the other in Merced, will be implementing products from Active Network for managing the processes in their recreational programs.

Microsoft Unveils Dynamics NAV 2009 R2

Microsoft debuted the latest version of its Dynamics NAV 2009 at Directions EMEA 2010 in Prague, noting it will be available in the fourth quarter of 2010.

Liberty U Boosts Online Transaction Security

Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA has implemented a digital certificate management service from Verizon Business. The goal is to protect student information, financial records, and other confidential data.

Blackboard Integrates Chip Tech into Campus Cards

Blackboard has integrated microchip technology from Sony into the latest release of its campus ID card system. Release 3.6 of Blackboard Transact works with Sony's Felicity Card (FeliCa), a radio frequency chip on a card popular in Japan that promises greater security and faster performance for card-reading transactions.

Hillsborough CC Launches First Campus Card Program

After a five-year delay, Hillsborough Community College in the Tampa Bay, FL area will be introducing its first multifunctional identification card. The college will be using Heartland Payment Systems' Campus OneCard to launch the "Hawk Card" to provide the campus community with a cashless mechanism for accessing services on and off campus.

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