Connecticut State University Connecticut State University System Sets Sights On Digital Campus for its Virtual Classrooms

April 18, 2002

The Connecticut State University System

announced it has signed contracts with Campus Pipeline Inc.,

CollegisEduprise, SCT and WebCT to extend its distance-learning arm,

OnlineCSU, and enhance its online services.

The CSU System includes Central Connecticut State University, Eastern

Connecticut State University, Southern Connecticut State University, and

Western Connecticut State University.

Working together with these vendors, CSU universities will surround their

popular OnlineCSU virtual classrooms with a digital campus that unites

existing systems and services, and facilitates student and faculty

collaboration, networking and mentoring beyond the classroom. The digital

campus, a network of data, portals and other applications, built upon the

Campus Pipeline(TM) Web Platform, is expected to be available to students

and faculty in spring 2003.

"Working with these vendors builds upon our existing technology investments

and gives us a head start as we expand our online offerings," William J.

Cibes, chancellor of the CSU System. "In addition to providing the most

cost-effective and practical solution for the CSU System, the digital campus

will also provide faculty and CSU universities with a greater flexibility in

providing excellent, convenient distance learning."

The new digital campus will help CSU universities enhance their online offerings

for students, faculty and staff by providing:

  • Single sign-on access to SCT’s student information system (SIS), registration

    and payment systems, as well as WebCT’s distance learning courses;

  • User-specific, targeted messaging functionality via email or the new campus


  • Automatically populated course and institutional calendars;
  • Course tools for posting syllabi and supplemental course materials;

"OnlineCSU constantly strives to improve the student-centered learning

experience. We believe the selection of Campus Pipeline, CollegisEduprise,

SCT and WebCT will enhance the user friendly, community feeling we work to

provide for our students," said Cibes.

CSU purchased a traditional license for the Campus Pipeline Web Platform.

The Web Platform’s open standards will enable OnlineCSU to integrate its

existing WebCT course management system, SCT Banner administrative data

system, and other future applications. CollegisEduprise will provide

e-services and will work in tandem with the Campus Pipeline Services (SM)

group to provide remote administrative and integration services.

About OnlineCSU

OnlineCSU was launched in 1998 with 10 courses and 71 students. To date,

more than 6,700 students have enrolled in more than 400 courses. Unique in

its offerings, three degree programs are available via OnlineCSU. These

include the ALA accredited Master of Science in Library Science from

Southern, a Master of Science in Data Mining from Central and a Master of

Science in Educational Technology from Eastern. OnlineCSU’s new features,

as well as conversion progress reports, will be available at

About Campus Pipeline, Inc.

Campus Pipeline, Inc. an Upside Hot 100 Internet

Infrastructure award winner and Codie Award Best Educational Total

Comprehensive Solution finalist, delivers enterprise software and services

to unify the digital campus. More than 150 colleges and universities

worldwide rely on the Campus Pipeline Web Platform and the forthcoming

Campus Pipeline Luminis? product family for creating comprehensive online

environments that integrate administrative systems, academic services,

campus portals, distance learning, and other services within their higher

education communities

Campus Pipeline, the Campus Pipeline logo, and Luminis are trademarks or

service marks of Campus Pipeline, Inc. All other trademarks are the

property of their respective owners.

Press contacts:

Rebecca Kaput

OnlineCSU Marketing


Laura Kvinge

Campus Pipeline


Stephanie Miller,

Campus Pipeline Public Relations

801.487.4800 ext. 144