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Becker College Adopts Angel Learning Management System

Becker College in Worcester, MA has adopted the Angel Learning Management Suite (LMS) to support its online and blended degree programs. The college said it's seeing increased faculty adoption rates since its switch from Blackboard, the course management system (CMS) it previously licensed. Becker bought the Angel LMS in spring 2008, migrated courses from its previous CMS over the summer, and began using Angel for all its online course offerings in the fall.

"We dove into the deep end with Angel," said John Hallis, CIO. "With Angel we were able to go live immediately out of the box." He said the majority of the school's faculty is happy with the college's adoption of Angel and cited three reasons: the look and feel of the Angel interface, ease of use for students, and the application's "comprehensive functionality."

The college, which has 1,739 students, is tapping the Angel Extended Enterprise Integration (XEI) software framework to keep course rosters in sync with its Datatel student information system. "Angel XEI automates our ability to drop and add students from course rosters," Hallis said. "With our previous system there was no way to automate student drops and adds, and faculty rosters weren't always up-to-date."

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Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.

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