College Data Adapter

June 5, 2023

Apogee Introduces College Data Adapter to Sync ERP and LMS Data

AUSTIN, Texas (June 6, 2023)Apogee, the trusted strategic managed technology services partner to higher education, today announced Apogee College Data Adapter. Offered as a cloud-based managed IT service, Apogee College Data Adapter instantly bi-directionally synchronizes siloed data between Ellucian® Banner ERP (enterprise resource planning) and Canvas by Instructure LMS (learning management systems) in real time. Customized, installed, and tested in as little as 30 days, Apogee College Adapter improves the student and faculty experience by delivering course cross-listing support, grade sync to speed up grade entry and avoid inaccuracies, and event-driven scheduling to streamline course registration and materials access.

Apogee College Data Adapter enhances the reputation of campus IT and other administrative departments by eliminating the common source of student and faculty frustration – manual data entry and data duplication – to help institutions capture enrollment during peak registration periods.

“ERP and LMS systems are essential tools in higher ed, but poor integration between the two is a common source of frustration for faculty, staff, and students. Manual data entry and data inaccuracy slow faculty productivity, and students registering for coursework may find the process painful or uneven,” said Mike Rose, Apogee vice president of cloud services and applications development. “With campus IT staffing and expertise in short supply, these problems can persist and undermine an institution’s reputation. Not anymore. Apogee College Data Adapter delivers reliable, secure bi-directional synchronization of Banner and Canvas data, without sacrificing system security and performance.”

Established in 1925, Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD) serves over 30,000 students. The district experienced the typical challenges of ineffective ERP and LMS data synchronization. Both systems were heavily taxed and able to update only once per day. Students had trouble logging into the LMS and were unable to register for courses, participate in classes, and complete assignments. In some cases, they were completely locked out of the LMS. When student and faculty frustrations peaked, VCCCD IT leaders turned to Apogee for help.

“Leveraging Apogee College Data Adapter has been a game-changer for VCCCD. Students no longer experience delays or lockouts, allowing them to participate in their courses immediately. Our team can now focus on strategic initiatives in other critical areas,” said Dan Watkins, VCCCD associate vice chancellor for information technology. “We’ve seen tangible IT results also, including code visibility, streamlined maintenance, and automated functionality. Thanks to Apogee expertise and the company’s seamless project coordination and ongoing support, we’ve gained more peace of mind and control over our ERP and LMS investments and budget planning than we ever thought possible.”

Additional Apogee College Data Adapter features include:

Apogee College Data Adapter is available now. Clients interested in scheduling a consultation with Apogee about their ERP and LMS integration challenges may fill out this form.