The Anthology and Blackboard Merger

Top of Mind: The Anthology and Blackboard Merger

On September 10, 2021, Anthology and Blackboard signed a definitive agreement to merge, creating the most comprehensive ecosystem across academic, administrative, and student engagement applications to date. The subsequent press release outlined most of the agreement’s public details, including: Current Anthology Chairman and CEO Jim Milton will serve as Chairman and CEO of the combined company.  Anthology investors Veritas Capital and Leeds […]

Pandemic Protocol: Realizations and Innovations at Colby College

Top of Mind Podcast: Realizations and Innovations at Colby College

The COVID-19 Pandemic expedited the timeline for technological modernizations at many institutions. As the fall semester approaches, a new normal is expected. Institutions are reflecting on what they learned and deciding which newly adopted practices to continue. In this episode, Katelyn Ilkani talks with Jason Parkhill, Interim Chief Information Officer at Colby College. Jason shares […]

Hiding in Plain Sight: Online Proctoring as ‘Just Another Feature’

Top of Mind: Online Proctoring as ‘Just Another Feature’

Even as institutions distance themselves from online proctoring platforms, the same technologies and functionality are emerging in other digital learning tools. Arguably, online proctoring platforms are the most controversial educational technologies in use on higher education campuses today. Student rights advocates have long voiced accessibility, equity, and privacy concerns about online proctoring, and its use […]

Online Proctoring: A Call for Action for Academic Technology Leaders

Top of Mind: Online Proctoring

When COVID-19 first forced higher education institutions to adopt remote instruction, many colleges and universities prioritized online proctoring solutions among their academic technology needs. In April, an EDUCAUSE quick poll reported that 77 percent of responding institutions had already adopted online proctoring solutions or were planning to adopt them in the near future. This finding […]

Insights for Private Colleges and Universities: Tambellini’s 2020 Finance and HCM Market Trends and Leaders Report

Top of MInd: Insights into 2020 Finance and HCM Market Trends and Leaders Report

With the publication of Tambellini’s 2020 Financial Management and Human Capital Management Systems US Higher Education Market Share, Trends, and Leaders Report, many institutions can benefit from the in-depth view of the finance and HCM technology selections across the higher education landscape. Private colleges can draw specific insights from the report’s information and help guide […]