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New Department of Ed Portal Gives Snapshot of CARES Act Ed Funding

On the six-month anniversary of the signing of the CARES Act, the U.S. Department of Education has launched on online portal intended to show how much states have spent of their education allocations for K-12 districts and colleges and universities.

2U Issues First Transparency Report

Online program manager 2U has issued its first transparency report, which shares details of its agreements with 70 universities, all public or private nonprofit institutions that are supported to some extent by state and federal funding.

Campus Technology 2020 New Product Award Winners

Campus Technology is pleased to honor the winner's of our first New Product Award program. Judges chose winners in 19 categories spanning all aspects of technology innovations in higher education. We are proud to honor these winners for their outstanding contributions to higher education, especially at a time when everything about the way education is being delivered is in flux.

Ottawa's Algonquin College Modernizes SIS

A public college in Ottawa has chosen a new student information system, after an evaluation process that began in October 2019. Algonquin College recently announced that it would be using Unit4 Student Management cloud applications.



Free Rensselaer App Helps Project COVID-19 Re-opening Impact

An online tool developed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute helps project back-to-school COVID-19 outcomes based on data such as testing frequency, number of in-person classes per day per student, mask-wearing compliance and more.

HBCU Bethune-Cookman Turns to Upswing for Student Engagement

A small Florida Historically Black University has gone public with its longtime use of a program intended to help the school stay connected with its students. Bethune-Cookman University said it has been using student engagement software from Upswing for virtual tutoring and virtual assistance.

Purdue Global Signs Transfer Agreements with Arizona, Maryland CCs

Purdue University Global, the institution's public online campus, is signing student transfer agreements with community colleges in states other than its own. In the last month, the Indiana-based university announced articulation agreements with Maricopa Community Colleges in Arizona and Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland.

Manor College Taps Video Platform for Hybrid Learning

Pennsylvania's Manor College is rolling out the Echo360 video platform to support the student learning experience both in the classroom and online.

Kentucky Community & Technical College System Closing the Gap Between Education and Work

The Kentucky Community & Technical College System has launched a year-long effort to revamp its educational model and better provide students with the skills and knowledge they need for the workforce.

LMS Companies See Boom, Bust, Bigger Boom

Overall learning management system downloads were 250 percent higher in August than February, according to a report from consultancy Sykes.