About Trent University
One of Canada’s top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that’s personal, purposeful and transformative. Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching. Trent attracts students from across the country and around the world. At Trent, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities.
In an effort to reduce costs and continue to provide a robust, scalable solution, Trent University’s Learning Technologies Team compared several video platform solutions to their video platform solution at the time.
Because Canada requires data sovereignty—meaning data is subjected to the laws and governance within the nation it’s collected in—Trent sought a vendor that could support the requirement of storing data within Canada.
However, the main project challenge was that the team at Trent needed assistance moving off their current premise-based solutions, both their current video platform and Learning Management System (LMS), without disrupting the learning process.
During their transition to Blackboard’s cloud, Gardiner and his team were able to leverage the help of YuJa’s Professional Services team to expedite the setup of custom Blackboard modules for their instance.These modules helped the university provide a deeper integration between the two systems.
Lastly, YuJa worked with Trent’s Learning Technologies Team to ensure existing on-premise content was migrated and available within the LMS without interruption.
YuJa aids Trent University in the transition from premise-based solutions to cloud-based
YuJa provides the complete solution needed to engage learners with interactive content
YuJa moves learning to the cloud by utilizing Canada-based data center
Deep Blackboard integration and assistance during the transition to the SaaS-based version of Blackboard
“The support has been good, prompt, and overall, a positive experience. ”
Jeff Gardiner, Instructional Technologist at Trent University