ApplyBC – The Branding Potential for B.C. Institutions

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The ApplyBC Modernization project provides a major update to our 10-year-old application service, providing exceptional user experience for students wishing to apply at one or more of B.C.’s educational institutions. To provide our partner institutions with a consistent marketing message for students applying online, we have built useful design elements into the next iteration of the ApplyBC online application. The applications will continue to be completed… Read more »


ApplyBC Modernization Project: Why Eigen?

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We’ve been moving forward with the ApplyBC Modernization project, an upgrade for our online application service, to provide a better experience for our end users and institutions. One of the reasons we’ve opted to modernize our online application is to provide additional security for applicants choosing to pay the admission fee for their desired institution online via credit card. Eigen Development (Eigen) was the provider… Read more »


BCcampus: a place to learn and grow

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Working as a co-op student at BCcampus was a great place to learn new knowledge and skills and to grow myself. Sung Lee I was hired as a Learner Services Research Assistant, and in the beginning of the work term, I think I was not confident enough in myself. As a non-native English speaker, being a research assistant which requires good communication skills was challenging…. Read more »


The BCcampus Connector System: Transforming e-Transcripts for Admissions and Registrars

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Since 2009, BCcampus has been working on a three-phased electronic transcript exchange pilot program with six lower mainland post-secondary institutions.

There’s nothing like a registrar or admissions office during the admissions seasons. Picture thousands of transcripts coming and going in rapid-fire succession – and all are sent via Canada Post. The phone tends to ring off the hook with students and their parents calling to check status. Admission officers work to ensure transcripts and student records are managed accurately and professionally. It’s time-consuming, labour-intensive and… Read more »


Student Services Survey

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BCcampus is asking faculty and academic administrators to help us by letting students know about our BC student services survey. The survey is available at: http://bccampus.fluidsurveys.com/s/StudentServices/ Everyone who participates will have a chance to win a 16GB Google Nexus 10 or a 16GB Apple iPad with Retina display. The winner will have an option to choose one between the two tablets. The deadline of the… Read more »


Virtual Patients Create Real Opportunities for Teaching and Learning at UBC

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Joseph Anthony has an interesting job with the UBC Faculty of Medicine – he facilitates the use of technology for educational purposes in the health professions. It’s a role that has allowed Anthony and other faculty staff to entwine video, drama and education into an array of engaging, interactive computer-based learning experiences focused around virtual patients (VP). For years, health professions students studied paper-based patient… Read more »


BCcampus Websites – Maintenance Outage February 21

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Please be advised that the following BCcampus websites will not be available on Thursday, Feburary 21, 2013, from approximately 4:30 am – 8 am, Pacific Time, during our regular monthly maintenance: ApplyBC CoursesBC MyCreditsBC Online Collaborative Program websites a) ABT (abt.onlinecollaborative.ca) b) ICT (ict.onlinecollaborative.ca) c) AECE (aece.onlinecollaborative.ca) For questions, please go to http://mycusthelp.ca/BCCAMPUS/_cs/QuestionAsk.aspx



Modernizing ApplyBC

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An application service that provides a more seamless user experience, is mobile-friendly, processes payments securely, returns real-time accumulated data to the B.C. higher education system and has the ability to add on services like transcripts. That’s the vision of the ApplyBC Steering Committee under a “co-operative autonomy” governance model. BCcampus is well on the way to realizing this vision for ApplyBC. Last year Simon Fraser… Read more »


Ten Years of Online Education

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A leading annual survey report in the U.S., “Changing Course: Ten Years of Tracking Online Education in the United States” indicates some similarities between the U.S. and Canada in the landscape of higher education online. Some key report findings include: Over 6.7 million students were taking at least one online course during the fall 2011 term, an increase of 570,000 students over the previous year…. Read more »