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DIGARC Acquires Canada-Based Visual Schedule Builder
Monday 15 April 2019

15 April 2019 - Florida, US-based education technology company DIGARC has acquired Canada-based student schedule planning software provider Visual Schedule Builder (VSB), the company said.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

VSB empowers students and advisers in planning academic schedules to increase credit hours taken while reducing time to graduation.

VSB enables students to simplify scheduling and streamline registration by creating a visual calendar based on course requirements and preferred times. Students narrow schedule options based on degree plans, schedule restrictions and section preferences. By visualising schedules that satisfy pathway requirements and personal preferences at the point of registration, institutions increase student retention and accelerate success efforts.

By monitoring student search and enrollment activities, institutions with VSB's analytics tool can access otherwise unavailable preference data that supports planning and resource allocation, including course supply and anticipated demand, common course conflicts, student persistence and enrollment heat maps.

Institutions with DIGARC's SECTION schedule planning tool will be able to operationalise these insights from API-enabled integration with VSB to have transparent and efficient class section schedule planning from request to approval.

VSB's API-enabled integration leverages degree plan and SIS data to inform the entire scheduling process. VSB joins DIGARC's Connected Curriculum suite of solutions for institutional success and student success.

DIGARC provides the unified platform, products and services that connect curriculum data to align the offerings of educational providers with student success.
Date Published: 15/04/2019
Target: Visual Schedule Builder (VSB)
Country: Canada
Sector: IT/Online Services
Type: Corporate acquisition
Status: Closed
Terms of the deal were not disclosed