Profiles of Digital Learning Systems and Leaders

Systems and consortia of multiple institutions often contain a unit or service that promotes the collaborative use of digital learning across the member campuses. Through collaboration, educators can accomplish more than they could on their own, enjoy economies of scale, and provide courses and services to students that would not otherwise be possible.

For the systems and consortia that are WCET members, we asked them to provide a brief statement describing their organization. They were also asked to highlight collaborative efforts in digital learning that they were facilitating across member institutions. The chart below provides their response, contact information, and website. They are ordered by the geographic location of their member institutions.

Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium
2025 Yukon Drive
Fairbanks, AK 99775
The University of Alaska is a land-, sea- and space-grant system of higher education established in 1917.The UA system’s three universities (UAA, UAF, and UAS) are separately accredited institutions with 13 community campuses and extended learning centers across the state of Alaska. All three universities deliver extensive e-Learning instruction anywhere students are located. System-wide, more than 26,600 full- and part-time students are enrolled, studying among 500 unique degree, certificate, or endorsement programs. Study areas include short-course workforce training, associate degrees, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as doctorates. Explore the many programs and degrees that we offer on our campuses or via e-Learning.
Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium
2404 N. University Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72207
The University of Arkansas System offers cost-sharing opportunities for institutions in the system. Institutions operate independently with regard to the edtech/online services offered.
Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium
#120-645 Fort St.
Victoria, B.C. V8W 1G2
At BCcampus, we are innovators and implementers, leaders, and learners. Our primary focus is to support the post-secondary institutions of British Columbia as they evolve their teaching and learning practices to create a better experience for students. We achieve this through a supportive approach to advanced pedagogies, a focus on impactful practice, and collaboration with partners in B.C. and around the world. Funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training, we are fiscally accountable and have implemented cost-recovery business models into our service catalogue to ensure our ability to provide value to the learners and institutions of B.C.
Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium
1070 Innovation Way
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
The California Virtual Campus – Online Education Initiative (CVC-OEI) is a state-wide initiative to assist students in accelerating completion of their educational goals by increasing access to high-quality online courses, degrees, and certificates offered by the California Community Colleges (CCC). The CVC-OEI represents a comprehensive and collaborative online education ecosystem that supports faculty in leveraging effective instructional practices and coordinates student access to shared technology platforms, including providing CCC students with access to the robust state-wide inventory of online CCC courses and programs across California. The CVC-OEI is sponsored by the Foothill-De Anza Community College District as the recipient of a grant disbursed by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office.
Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium
401 Golden Shore Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802
Cal State Online delivers high-quality online education through the 23 campuses and 53,000 faculty and staff of the California State University system. Offering both fully online and hybrid programs, Cal State Online provides accessibility to high-quality, affordable, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees, while eliminating distance and scheduling challenges.
Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium
3375 Camino Del Rio South
San Diego, CA 92108
San Diego Community College District serves approximately 100,000 students annually at its three credit colleges, San Diego City College, Mesa College, Miramar College, and the seven non-credit campuses of San Diego Continuing Education. The District proudly serves over 10,000 active-duty military personnel, veterans, and dependents. Distance Education is coordinated through Educational Services with the Educational Services Software committee and Districtwide Distance Education Steering Committee.
Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium
9026 E. Severn Place
Denver, CO 80230
Colorado Community Colleges Online is part of the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) with a passion for online learning. We develop 100% online courses using subject matter and technology experts, instructional designers, and over 20 years of online learning experience. Our courses are offered to CCCS students through the 13 Colorado community colleges and Dawson Community College in Montana.

Our Mission

Our organization is dedicated to the success of students and partner colleges by championing academic excellence, inclusiveness, and innovation in an online learning environment.

Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium
1800 Grant Street, Suite 800
Denver, CO 80203
The University of Colorado plays a profound role in the lives of individuals, businesses, and communities throughout Colorado, across the country and around the world. More than a half million alumni are leaders in business, science, the arts, health care and their communities, and they’re joined by some 15,000 more each year. In Aurora, Boulder, Colorado Springs and Denver, all four campuses are all for Colorado.

The Board of Regents comprises nine members serving staggered six-year terms, one elected from each of Colorado’s seven congressional districts and two from the state at large. The board is charged constitutionally with the general supervision of the university and the exclusive control and direction of all funds of and appropriations to the university, unless otherwise provided by law.

Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium
61 Woodland St.
Hartford, CT 06105
The Connecticut State Colleges & Universities System (CSCU) consists of 17 public higher education institutions. CSCU provides affordable, innovative, and rigorous programs for students to achieve their personal and career goals as well as contribute to the economic growth of Connecticut.
Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium
1753 W. Paul Dirac Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32310
The services offered by FLVC are an integral part of Florida’s education community. FLVC provides critical educational support services utilized by all public postsecondary institutions within the Florida College System, the State University System (SUS), and K-12 school districts.

FLVC’s centralized, shared-services model includes Distance Learning, Student Services, Library Services and FloridaShines.org. Key among those services is the centralized, automated library system used by Florida’s 40 public colleges and universities, support services for statewide higher education distance learning, automated tools for college planning and online transfer options for students.

Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium
270 Washington Street, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30334
USG eCampus, a distance education unit of the University System of Georgia, supports Partner Institutions in eCore, USG’s consortium for online core courses, and eMajor, a set of consortial online degree programs in high demand fields. USG eCampus is geographically located at the University of West Georgia, which acts as the fiscal agent for the unit. USG eCampus provides centralized administrative and support services, and a sustainable shared revenue model for consortial operations. USG eCampus leverages the University System’s enterprise educational technology assets (SIS, INGRESS, LMS) to increase access to courses and high demand degree programs across the state.
Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium
244 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822
The University of Hawai‘i System includes 10 campuses and educational, training and research centers across the Hawaiian Islands. As the public system of higher education in Hawai‘i, UH offers unique and diverse opportunities.

Hawai‘i’s position between east and west, in the middle of the Pacific, creates opportunities for international leadership and influence. Asia/Pacific expertise permeates the university’s activities. UH academic offerings range from certificate and vocational through doctoral programs.

Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium
1500 West Agency Rd.
West Burlington, IA 52655
The Iowa Community Colleges Online Consortium (ICCOC) is a volunteer partnership comprised of 7 of Iowa’s Community Colleges; Eastern Iowa, Iowa Lakes, North Iowa Area, Northwest Iowa, Southeastern, Southwestern and Western Iowa Tech, and one private 4 year institution, Iowa Wesleyan University. The ICCOC offers a wide variety of shared online courses with a strong focus on student support and success.
Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium
807 S. Wright St.
Suite 370, MC 323
Champaign, IL 61820
866-633-8465 Toll Free
University of Illinois Online provides links to online programs and courses available from our universities of Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, and Springfield. Our three universities offer innovative and transformative technology and pedagogic teaching and learning approaches that further students’ skill acquisition, and academic, personal, and vocational growth. All programs are fully accredited, built upon the foundation of our quality faculty, and held to the same exacting standards as our in-person university-based programs.
Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium
11184 Antioch Rd. PMB 286
Overland Park, KS 66210
EDUKAN was established in the Fall of 1999, to provide online course offerings via a consortium of community colleges. Students, from across the country and around the world, who enroll in EDUKAN programs will be able to take coursework that can lead to an associate degree from one of our member institutions or transfer their credits to another institution to continue their selected academic studies.
Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium
1024 Capital Center Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601
Simply put, the KYVC strives to a technology-based clearinghouse for quality online college credit, professional development, and supplemental studies.
Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium
Physical Address:
1201 N. Third St., Suite 6-200
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
225-342-4253Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 3677
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3677
The Board of Regents, a state agency created by the 1974 Louisiana Constitution, coordinates all public higher education in Louisiana. The Board began operations January 1, 1975, succeeding the Coordinating Council for Higher Education.

The 15 volunteer members of the Board of Regents are appointed by the Governor to six-year, overlapping terms, with at least one (but not more than two) Regents drawn from each of Louisiana’s seven Congressional districts. In addition, the Louisiana Council of Student Body Presidents appoints one student member as its representative on the board.

Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium
265 South Foster Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
The Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) provides strategic management and support for Louisiana’s 12 community and technical colleges. LCTCS colleges award associates degrees, technical diplomas, and industry-based certificates in programs aligned with business and industry and local economies, which lead students to good in-demand, high-wage jobs. The LCTCS coordinates a system-wide eLearning committee that serves as the administrators of the system-wide learning management system (Canvas) and as advisory committee to the Chief Academic Officers responsible for developing and monitoring policies for the e- learning initiatives of the LCTCS colleges.
Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium
Westfield State University
577 Western Avenue
Westfield, MA 01086
Massachusetts Colleges Online (MCO) is a collaborative of public state higher education institutions involved in the design, delivery, management, and assessment of online, blended, and other technology-mediated learning formats. The collaborative provides opportunities for all members to address the issues and challenges arising from professional practice, and the pooling of financial and intellectual capital toward the development and enhancement of services.

The 24 State University and Community College institutional MCO liaisons meet four times during the academic year to share best practices and identify new opportunities for collaboration.

Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium
1997 Annapolis Exchange, #300
Annapolis, MD 21401
Launched in 1999, MarylandOnline (MOL) is one of the country’s most longstanding state online education consortia. With 20 member colleges and universities, MOL’s mission is to promote online education in Maryland and support member institutions through expertise, networking, and advocacy.

MarylandOnline’s activities and services include an annual professional development webinar series; the MOL Leadership Institute (MOLLI); the MOL Seat Bank; and the MOL Database of Online Learning Information (DOLLI).

Throughout its history, MOL has fostered collaborative projects and programs among its members. Some projects, such as the early training of 4,000 Maryland faculty to teach online and the creation of Quality Matters, have earned state and national recognition.

Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium
Chancellor’s Office
15 Estabrooke Drive
Orono, ME 04469
The University of Maine System (UMS) is the state’s largest educational enterprise with seven universities, multiple campuses and course sites, and the Maine School of Law, collectively serving more than 30,000 students. We offer a broad range of educational, professional development (including micro-credentials) and cultural offerings across the state to individuals, businesses, communities, and policymakers. Operating under a unified accreditation as a System, the UMS has a centralized IT structure which ensures that programs and services are accessible across the state and utilize aligned systems and platforms. As examples, all campuses share the same LMS, utilize the same badging platform, and sit on the same ERP including the student information system. The Chief Information Officer ensures that wherever possible technology and associated tools are coordinated and that campuses have broad access to what they need to develop and expand online programming.
Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium
2340 Energy Park Dr., Suite 200
St Paul, MN 55108
The Minnesota Learning Commons (MnLC) is a joint powers agreement among the University of Minnesota (UMN), Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MN State), and the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) with a mission “to support educators teaching in online, blended, and digital learning environments.” The MnLC executes its mission through three primary efforts: the Minnesota Summit on Learning & Technology, the monthly “Best of the Summit” Webinar Series, and MnLC Special Interest Groups.
Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium
Fargo Office:
2000 44th St. SW, Suite 301
Fargo, ND 58103-7411Grand Forks Office:
4349 James Ray Drive
Grand Forks, ND 58203Help Desk: 866-457-6387http://cts.ndus.edu
Technology, support, and academic services for the North Dakota University System and its 11 institutions.
Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium
P.O. Box 14103
Research Triangle Park,
NC 27709
800-700-1775, Ext. 4658
The University of North Carolina System coordinates the distance education efforts of 17 constituent institutions and seeks to provide shares services and other efficiencies to them.
Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium
3835 Holdrege Street
PO Box 830743
Lincoln, NE 68583
The University of Nebraska Online is the University of Nebraska’s system-wide strategic initiative created to provide increased access to quality education for Nebraska residents, students across the U.S. and world. NU Online is a collaborative partnership that draws on the combined strength of the four University of Nebraska campuses, the NU system and the University of Nebraska High School.

NU Online continues the University of Nebraska’s long history of providing high-quality, flexible distance education programs designed to meet the needs of a diverse set of learners, helping build your career and enhance your life.

Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium

4300 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89119


2601 Enterprise Rd.
Reno, NV 89512


The Nevada System of Higher Education, comprised of two doctoral-granting universities, a state college, four comprehensive community colleges and one environmental research institute, serves the educational and job training needs of Nevada.

NSHE provides educational opportunities to more than 107,600 students and is governed by the Nevada Board of Regents.

Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium
SUNY System Administration
Carl McCall SUNY Building
353 Broadway
Albany, NY 12246
SUNY Online is the State University of New York’s university wide online learning initiative designed to extend the reach of SUNY’s 64 campuses and comprehensive set of educational opportunities. SUNY Online provides a set of shared services, including program development, promotion, recruitment, student success, faculty support, instructional design, technology platforms, technical support, and impact analysis. Online learning is a core element of the Chancellor’s vision of “SUNY For All” and is built on more than 25 years of experience in online learning at scale with a commitment to quality, innovation, and research across the SUNY System.
Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium
655 Research Parkway, Ste 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73101
Established in 2018, the Online Consortium of Oklahoma (OCO) seeks to further the expertise and development of Oklahoma’s online higher education teaching, learning and communication professionals. Driven by 25 member institutions and partnership with the Council for Online Learning Excellence (COLE), OCO continuously advocates for policy, professional development, and resources. Together, OCO members can more effectively promote online learning excellence for Oklahoma and leverage strategies for efficiency in learning technologies.
Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium
101 N Front St.
Harrisburg, PA 17101
The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) works to promote independent, nonprofit colleges and universities as vital, distinctive components of the higher education community in Pennsylvania. AICUP serves its 91 college and university members through various outreach efforts to businesses and foundations in Pennsylvania and governments at the local, state, and federal level. AICUP works to: increase higher education opportunities for residents of the state; promote economic development partnerships between communities, businesses, and its member institutions; solicit student scholarship funds from foundations and businesses; and reduce operational costs of member institutions through a variety of group-purchasing programs.
Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium
2986 N 2nd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110-1201
Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education was established on July 1, 1983, although the 14 universities that comprise the State System have a much longer history. The mission of the System is as relevant today as it was at its founding: to increase educational attainment in the Commonwealth; to prepare students at the undergraduate and graduate levels for professional and personal success in their lives; and to contribute to the economic, social, and cultural development of Pennsylvania’s communities, the Commonwealth, and the nation.

The universities combine to enroll the largest number of Pennsylvania residents among all four-year colleges and universities in the Commonwealth. With more than 93,000 degree-seeking students and thousands more enrolled in certificate and other career-development programs, the State System is a vital contributor to the Pennsylvania economy. Collectively, the State System universities offer more than 2,300 degree and certificate programs in more than 530 academic areas.

Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium
306 E Capitol Ave.
Suite 200
Pierre, SD 57501
The Board of Regents is the constitutionally established governing board for the unified higher education system of South Dakota. The Board, supported by an Executive Director and staff, provides leadership, and sets policies for the programs and services delivered through its six universities and two special schools. This includes coordinating the distance and off-campus delivery of programs and courses through common policies and collaboration between system universities.
Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium
222 N. Alamo St.
San Antonio, TX 78215
As its namesake, Alamo Colleges District has their own inspirational impact on society. From our origin as a community college district in 1945 through decades of change and expansion, we have fought to make higher education accessible and affordable for all. Today, five colleges fulfill this promise with a vast array of courses and 2-year degrees. A recent $450 million capital improvement project has allowed us to create some of the best facilities for teaching and learning in the country.

Our credits transfer to four-year universities for those pursuing advanced degrees. And our workforce development programs help individuals build new careers and meet the needs of businesses. In short, it is our mission to reshape futures.

Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium
6101 Highland Campus Dr.
Austin, TX 78752
The Digital Higher Education Consortium of Texas assists Texas community colleges in providing learners an education without barriers through high quality digital educational opportunities, resources, and services that help students succeed. We facilitate course sharing, lead the Texas Quality Matters Consortium, support Open Education policy and practice, and conduct research on digital education.
Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium
1200 E. Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78742
PO Box 12788
Austin, TX 78711-2788
The Division of Digital Learning (DDL) at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board provides leadership and advocacy for digital learning in higher education and promotes, sustains, and advances a quality digital learner experience which results in globally competitive digitally proficient citizens. Goals for the division include increasing awareness of, building capacity for, and recognizing digital excellence. The DDL portfolio includes the DLTX Digital Learning Clearinghouse, the OERTX Digital Repository, Grants for digital learning and open educational resource initiatives, Professional Academies, and other professional development opportunities.
Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium
Kansas State University

310 Lafene Health Center
1105 Sunset Ave
Manhattan, KS 66502


Great Plains IDEA is a nationwide consortium of nineteen public universities, offering online undergraduate/graduate degrees and certificate programs in human sciences and agriculture. Students choose a home university where they apply, pay tuition, register for courses, and receive their degree. Courses are taught online by member universities, providing students access to innovative courses, industry-leading faculty, and degrees that one single university could not offer alone. Since 2000, this alliance has provided universities a space to collaborate and maximize resources while putting students first.
Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium
Regis University

Higher Learning Partners

Main Hall Room 117
333 Regis Boulevard
Denver, CO 80221-1099

The Online Consortium of Independent Colleges and Universities (OCICU) is a virtual academic consortium in which member institutions collaborate in sharing online, credit-bearing courses and programs. The OCICU connects universities in the first online consortium of like-minded institutions. Through the OCICU, member institutions are able to draw upon each other’s expertise in various coursework fields, thus expanding their offerings to their students. Member institutions make available to its students online courses offered by other members. All consortium members are regionally accredited, independent, not-for-profit, and liberal arts. OCICU is managed by Higher Learning Partners of Regis University in Denver, Colorado.
Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium
Eccles Broadcast Center / The University of Utah
101 Wasatch Drive, #215
Salt Lake City UT 84112
UEN is part of the Utah Education and Telehealth Network (UETN) which provides broadband and support to public education, technical colleges and higher education serving about 870,000 students and 81,000 faculty and staff throughout Utah. UETN operates public media station KUEN-TV on behalf of the Utah State Board of Higher Education. It also connects more than 70 Utah hospitals, clinics, and health departments. UETN headquarters are in the Eccles Broadcast Center on The University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City. UETN is one of the nation’s premier networks in providing connectivity and services for education and telehealth.
Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium
The Gateway
600 South 400 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
The Office of the Commissioner annually monitors the efforts of its institutions with respect to online enrollment and fully online and hybrid certificate and degree programs. Utah does not currently have a formal consortium for promoting distance education and for enrolling students on distance delivered courses across the eight degree-granting institutions.
Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium
101 N. 14th Street, 10th Floor
James Monroe Building
Richmond, VA 23219
The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) is the Commonwealth’s coordinating body for higher education. SCHEV was established by the Governor and General Assembly in 1956. Then as now, our mission, which is outlined in the Code of Virginia, is “to advocate and promote the development and operation of an educationally and economically sound, vigorous, progressive, and coordinated system of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and to lead state-level strategic planning and policy development and implementation based on research and analysis.

The Council shall also seek to facilitate collaboration among institutions of higher education that will enhance quality and create operational efficiencies and shall work with institutions of higher education and their boards on board development.” SCHEV is represented on the Online Virginia Network board.

Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium
Virginia’s Community Colleges
300 Arboretum Place, Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23236
Advocates for and recommends strategies and direction in the use of technology in teaching and learning across Virginia’s Community Colleges (VCCS).

Dedicated to helping VCCS faculty deliver engaging learning opportunities by promoting and supporting the effective use of technology in all academic settings.

Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium
Street Address:
1300 Quince St SE, 4th floor
Olympia, WA 98504-2495Mailing Address:
PO Box 42495
Olympia, WA 98504-2495360-704-4400https://www.sbctc.edu/
The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges — led by a nine-member governor-appointed board — advocates, coordinates and directs Washington state’s system of 34 public community and technical colleges.

Each year, about 337,000 students train for the workforce, prepare to transfer to a university, gain basic math and English skills, or pursue continuing education. Our students, graduates and community partners increase the state’s quality of life and economic vitality as entrepreneurs, employees, consumers, and taxpayers.

Agency Contact Description of System/Consortium
105 Garfield Avenue
Schneider Hall 215
UW-Eau Claire
Eau Claire, WI 54701715-836-6019/888-832-7090
The University of Wisconsin MBA Consortium is a unique and innovative program that provides students with the opportunity to complete their MBA degree totally online by partnering with three AACSB accredited business schools within the University of Wisconsin System. You’ll find that our program embodies the following values: Innovation, Quality, Collaboration, and Partnership.