Improved integration and interaction: Bridgend College selects ebs

Published: 20/10/2017

Tribal is delighted to announce that Bridgend College have selected ebs, the market leading student management information system (MIS) in Wales.

Bridgend College is a Further Education (FE) College supporting over 6,000 learners and employing over 600 members of staff across its five campuses at Bridgend, Pencoed, Queens Road, Maesteg and Cardiff.

The college’s current MIS was old and out of date, they needed a system that could work as one to make sense of all the student information they were managing. They had various inhouse systems which were added onto their main system and used third party timetabling, which resulted in long winded practices and information open to errors.

Bridgend College knew of Tribal’s reputation as market leading student MIS in Wales, and were impressed at the integration that ebs offered them.

They have selected the ebs solution, including ebs:ontrack, with ILP and dashboards, and ontrack buzz, the newest member of the ebs product family. ebs:ontrack Buzz is a private social network for colleges that seamlessly links with an MIS. The app encourages interactivity and engagement between students and staff, on a platform that is familiar and safe to use.

 

Joe Baldwin, Director of Learner Services at Bridgend College said:

“We are delighted at the level of integration that ebs will give us, we are excited at the possible transformative effects this will have on improving not only the services we offer but the accuracy of our data collection. Our staff and students will see their own personalised view of data via live dashboards, and students will be able to engage and interact with each other and staff with the introduction of our private social network through ontrack buzz.”

Speaking on behalf of Tribal, Mike Fisher Further Education Account Director said:

“We are thrilled to be working with Bridgend College to provide the integrated and interactive tools they need to make the most of their student information. We are on track to have the systems live and ready for application cycles later this year.”

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