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PRESS RELEASE  K16 Solutions Announces Breakthrough: Full Blackboard Integration

By K16 Solutions on Dec 8, 2020 3:54:18 PM

K16 Solutions announces full integration with Blackboard.  No longer are Blackboard customers stuck on Blackboard Original, thanks to Scaffold Migration by K16 Solutions, those customers can now more accurately, quickly, and easily migrate their course content from Original to Ultra.

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- K16 Solutions, the industry leader in EdTech for LMS migration, course design, and course archiving, announced it has successfully completed all its integrations with the learning management system, Blackboard.

With its one-of-a-kind and revolutionary Scaffold technology, K16 Solutions becomes the only real viable option on the market for Blackboard customers who remain stuck in the older version of the LMS, Blackboard Original, to migrate with extreme precision to the newer version, Blackboard Ultra.

Until now, Blackboard customers who needed to move their course content to Ultra were forced to use Blackboard's migration tool that simply left the content fragmented and incomplete. This required extensive manual re-work either by the school or by Blackboard's consulting white-glove team, the latter of which came at a high cost per course rate. However, upon successfully completing its Blackboard integrations, Scaffold Migration has now automated that once manual process—exceeding the time to completion while dramatically improving accuracy and reducing cost. Blackboard Original to Ultra migrations that once took months or years now take mere days or weeks and deliver ready-to-teach courses on day one.

Said Matthew P. Fillo, Academic Technology Systems Administrator from Ottawa University about the migration from Original to Ultra using K16 Solutions Scaffold Migration, "The team at K16 Solutions went the extra mile to develop a innovated, automated solution for converting our courses from Blackboard Original to Blackboard Ultra that addressed the specific nuances of our online learning context. Moving to Ultra is no mean feat, and we feel fortunate to have been able to work with such a strong and responsive team."

"Our Scaffold technology is a product that is completely revolutionizing the LMS market in course migration, course design, and course archiving. Our entire team wakes up every day thinking about how we can develop and deliver truly innovative technology that leaves a lasting impression on students, faculty, and staff. We are proud to see the impact our Scaffold product has on institutions across the country," said K16 Solutions CEO and president, Dr. Thomas Waite.

K16 Solutions has successfully migrated over 125,000 courses with Scaffold Migration and has integrations with LMS platforms Coursera, Sakai, Blackboard, D2L, and Canvas. On average, K16 Solutions migrates around 6,000 courses per week, per institution. The company has completed LMS course migrations with other institutions such as Northeastern University, Wake Forest University, Rutgers University, Mohawk College, Ottawa College, University of Southern Alabama, and more.

About K16 Solutions:

Founded by experienced higher education leaders, faculty, and academic entrepreneurs, K16 Solutions solves the biggest LMS challenges facing institutions today. Scaffold technology, powered by K16 Solutions, allows schools to easily and seamlessly migrate LMS platforms, build better courses, and archive outdated online courses. To learn more, visit www.k16solutions.com.

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PRESS RELEASE  K16 Solutions Partners with Loyola University New Orleans for Archiving

By K16 Solutions on Nov 10, 2020 5:10:35 PM

K16 Solutions partners with Loyola University New Orleans Again for Its LMS Needs - Archiving Student Data.

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- K16 Solutions, the industry leader in EdTech for LMS migration, course design, and now the first of its kind in course archiving, announced it is partnering with Loyola University New Orleans to archive its course content and student data with Scaffold Archiving. In August 2020, Loyola University New Orleans migrated its LMS platform from Blackboard to Canvas using K16 Solutions' state-of-the-art technology, Scaffold Migration.

The university will now use Scaffold once again—this time, to archive its old course content and student data. This move will save the institution tens of thousands of dollars over the next several years, given it will no longer need to archive student data on its legacy LMS, Blackboard. With few archiving options on the market, archiving student data on legacy LMS platforms is both a common and costly option for most institutions. Scaffold's technologically advanced design archives student data much more efficiently and affordably, thereby passing the savings on to institutions. In addition, Scaffold's deep integrations with the LMS allow for real-time access to the archived data when needed.

Said Carol Ann MacGregor, Ph.D., Vice Provost at Loyola University New Orleans, "We had a tremendous experience working with the K16 Solutions team in helping us migrate from Blackboard to Canvas, so when we heard about the savings and benefits of archiving student data on their platform Scaffold, we jumped at the chance. We can now use those cost savings for other critical areas within our operations or academic departments."

K16 Solutions' Scaffold technology now allows for institutions to both seamlessly migrate course content to a new LMS and archive the institution's old student data at the same time. The company expects to be an archiving solution for most, if not all, institutions that use its Scaffold Migration service to migrate their LMS platforms. This year, K16 Solutions has successfully migrated over 100,000 courses with over a dozen institutions and is on pace to migrate thousands more by the end of the year.

K16 Solutions President and CEO Dr. Thomas Waite commented, "We are ready to help institutions of all shapes and sizes solve their biggest LMS challenges—migrating course content, archiving student data, or building better courses. Given our unprecedented technology, we are excited and eager to help schools like Loyola University New Orleans and countless others in their LMS endeavors."

About K16 Solutions:

Founded by experienced higher education leaders, faculty, and academic entrepreneurs, K16 Solutions solves the biggest LMS challenges facing institutions today. Scaffold technology, powered by K16 Solutions, allows schools to easily and seamlessly migrate LMS platforms, build better courses, and archive outdated online courses. To learn more, visit www.k16solutions.com.

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PRESS RELEASE  K16 Solutions Partners with Saint  Mary's Univerity of Minnesota

By K16 Solutions on Oct 27, 2020 5:20:41 PM

K16 Solutions is proud to partner with Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. and MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- K16 Solutions and Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (SMUMN) announced a strategic partnership today that involves using K16 Solutions' ground-breaking LMS migration technology, Scaffold, to migrate SMUMN's online courses onto their new LMS platform, Canvas.

Following months of extensive evaluation and community engagement, these new partnerships bring to life key aspects of the university's new strategic plan to foster innovation, excel through excellence and relevance, and steward resources.  Through the technology engagements with both Canvas and K16 Solutions, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota continues to innovate and modernize the online teaching and learning experience. "Moving from two learning management systems onto the mobile-friendly and intuitive Canvas interface will provide a superior online experience," said Andrea Carroll-Glover, Vice Provost for Online Strategy and Programs at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. "By leveraging the innovative K16 Scaffold solution, we are further optimizing our resources while saving valuable time typically necessary to migrate courses into a new LMS. Collectively, this work will lay the foundation for extending access across our Lasallian community at Saint Mary's University and beyond." 

Using a phased migration approach, Saint Mary's will leverage the K16 Scaffold solution to move at the speed of business vs. the glacial pace traditionally associated with higher education to migrate existing Blackboard and Engage/Moodle courses in a fraction of the time. Through the K16 partnership, Saint Mary's expects to cut down on the overall migration timeframe and minimize the clean-up work typically associated with such migrations.  The university is piloting the first migrated courses in Canvas in Spanish for the fall of 2020 with the full implementation to be completed within the year.

K16 Solutions, the industry leader in EdTech for LMS migration and course design, has now successfully migrated over 100,000 courses and is on pace to do thousands more by the year's end. The courses their team has successfully migrated thus far represent a diverse range of institutions: small, large, public, private, international, and domestic. To name a few, K16 Solutions has completed LMS course migrations with Northeastern University, Wake Forest University, Rutgers University, Mohawk College, Ottawa College, and the University of South Alabama

Dr. Thomas Waite, CEO, and President of K16 Solutions said about the partnership "We are excited to work with SMUMN on such an important initiative. When two innovative organizations come together to do something strategic and transformative, great things happen."

About K16 Solutions:

Founded by experienced higher education leaders, faculty, and academic entrepreneurs, K16 Solutions solves the biggest LMS challenges facing institutions today. Scaffold technology, powered by K16 Solutions, allows schools to easily and seamlessly migrate LMS platforms, build better courses, and archive outdated online courses. To learn more, visit www.k16solutions.com

About Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is a private, Lasallian Catholic institution offering comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs. It seeks to awaken, nurture, and empower learners to ethical lives of leadership and service. At Saint Mary's, students find in every classroom—whether in person or online—a relationship-driven, person-centered education. Through intense inquiry, students discover the truths in the world and the character within.

Founded in 1912 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Saint Mary's enrolls 6,500 students at its residential undergraduate college in Winona and its Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs, based in Minneapolis but extending worldwide.

Saint Mary's offers respected, practical, and affordable programs in a variety of areas leading to bachelor's, bachelor's completion, master's, certificate, specialist, and doctoral degrees.

Learn more at https://www.smumn.edu/ 

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PRESS RELEASE  K16 Solutions Announces Third Sakai Migration

By K16 Solutions on Oct 13, 2020 6:19:27 PM

K16 Solutions is proud to announce its third successful integration with Sakai.

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- K16 Solutions, the industry leader in EdTech for LMS migration and course design, announced it has successfully completed another full and comprehensive LMS platform migration from Sakai to Canvas. Rutgers University recently leveraged K16 Solutions' breakthrough technology, Scaffold, to move to Canvas, marking the company's third, full-scale Sakai migration in its short history.

Previously, K16 Solutions helped migrate Wake Forest University and the University of South Alabama from Sakai. The case of Rutgers University is especially notable in that the institution was on several LMS platforms, including Blackboard, and needed to find a quick, automated, and accurate solution to migrate and transform content from all its LMS platforms to just one.

Rutgers University Associate Director of IT Accessibility and Instructional Technology Charles Colic, Jr. said, "When K16 Solutions joined us at the table to discuss the unique challenges around our LMS transition to Canvas, they did not come with a quick-fix to sell us, but rather an offer to partner with Rutgers in identifying the issues, developing a solution, and implementing it in a way that would meet the needs of all our stakeholders. Throughout the experience, the K16 team showcased their technical prowess, willingness to collaborate, and most importantly, empathy for our faculty and students."

Dr. Thomas Waite, president, and CEO at K16, shared, "We have migrated well over 125,000 courses with our Scaffold technology and can integrate with all major LMS platforms including Sakai, Blackboard, D2L, Moodle, and Canvas. Over the past six months, K16 Solutions has successfully migrated tens of thousands of courses with over a dozen institutions. We look forward to helping others who need to migrate off of Sakai, or another platform, and we're ready to make this process painless for them, their faculty, and their students."

About K16 Solutions:

Founded by experienced higher education leaders, faculty, and academic entrepreneurs, K16 Solutions solves the biggest LMS challenges facing institutions today. Scaffold technology, powered by K16 Solutions, allows schools to easily and seamlessly migrate LMS platforms, build better courses, and archive outdated online courses. To learn more, visit www.k16solutions.com

 

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PRESS RELEASE  K16 Solutions Announces Groundbreaking Achievement

By K16 Solutions on Sep 29, 2020 4:12:00 PM

K16 Solutions is proud to announce the successful integration with Moodle, the newest addition to our LMS integrations list thanks to a recent partnership with California State University, Fullerton.

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- K16 Solutions, the industry leader in EdTech for LMS migration and course design, announced it has successfully integrated with the LMS platform, Moodle. This integration was made possible through K16 Solutions' partnership with California State University, Fullerton, when the institution needed to migrate its course content from Moodle into Canvas.

The project started by conducting some initial integration testing within CSU Fullerton's LMS Moodle platform. After testing was complete, K16 Solutions began migrating the university's courses in bulk. Within thirty days of the project starting, K16 Solutions successfully migrated over 10,000 ready-to-teach courses out of Moodle.

"CSU Fullerton partnered with K16 Solutions for the development of Moodle integrations in their Scaffold Migration platform. Once the integration project was completed, we were able to begin moving courses in bulk from Moodle to Canvas and have already moved well over 10,000 courses with another large batch planned before the end of the year. Using an automated solution like Scaffold Migration has saved our faculty and staff countless hours that would have been spent transferring and repairing course content," said Dr. Amir Dabirian, VP for IT/CIO, California State University, Fullerton.

K16 Solutions has successfully migrated over 100,000 courses with Scaffold Migration and has now added Moodle to its existing LMS integrations list, which includes Sakai, Blackboard, D2L, and Canvas. "This singular achievement has never before been realized, and we are thrilled that we now have the ability to help virtually every institution migrate to the LMS platform of their choice," said K16 Solutions CEO and president, Dr. Thomas Waite.

K16 Solutions has successfully completed LMS course migrations with other institutions such as Northeastern University, Wake Forest University, Rutgers University, Mohawk College, Ottawa College, University of Southern Alabama, and more.

About K16 Solutions:

Founded by educators, K16 Solutions is eliminating the LMS challenges institutions across the globe have traditionally faced. Using state-of-the-art technology, K16 Solutions can quickly and efficiently migrate courses from one LMS system to another, help faculty more easily build best-in-class courses, and provide other custom LMS services. To learn more, visit www.k16solutions.com.

 

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PRESS RELEASE  K16 Solutions Migrates 100,000 Courses

By K16 Solutions on Aug 25, 2020 6:19:00 PM

We're pleased to share another milestone today in the number of total online courses successfully migrated between LMS systems.  Read the press release below: 

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PRESS RELEASE  Mohawk College Migrates 20,000 Courses in Ten Days

By K16 Solutions on Jun 30, 2020 6:39:00 PM

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanks to a unique solution built by K16 Solutions Inc., Mohawk College completed its learning management system transition in record time.

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