Systemwide Technology Access Collaborative (STAC)



103 CCCs participated in the most recent STAC purchasing window. 

STAC will reopen in mid-March 2022 for 22-23 Academic Year services.

Simplifying procurement of online teaching, learning and student support tools for the California Community Colleges.

The Systemwide Technology Access Collaborative (STAC) is a systemwide collaborative between the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, the Foundation for California Community Colleges' CollegeBuys program, and the California Virtual Campus initiative to centralize the ordering of online teaching, learning and student support tools. STAC makes it easier for colleges and districts to get the resources they need while also creating cost savings for the system through economies of scale. 

The purchasing window for academic year 21-22 services, supported 103 community colleges benefitting over 680,000 students. Collectively STAC realized over $14.6 million in cost savings for the California Community Colleges.

The goals of the STAC program are to achieve:

  1. Efficiency by centralizing procurement of essential online education tools
  2. Cost savings through the system's combined spending potential to create economies of scale
  3. Institutional parity in pricing and service delivery regardless of purchasing volume or institutional size
  4. Accountability in vetting and approval of supplier partners by system partners
  5. Compliance with state law in acquiring products and services.

Supplier Partners

Content Accessibility

Name Pronunciation, Gender Identification, and Virtual Commencement

Online Tutoring Platform and Services

Virtual Science Labs

Student Communication, Engagement, and Online Advising

Student Integrity and Plagiarism


Accommodation for accessibility varies by participating agency, and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), other federal, state, and local statutes regarding accessibility are the responsibility of the participating agency.  The Foundation strongly encourages each participating agency to review a supplier/vendor Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) and determine ability to deliver disability accommodation to comply with the aforementioned.



All California Community Colleges may participate in STAC. Participation is non-mandatory.

If you have questions about eligibility and participation please contact CollegeBuys

Not sure if your college is already participating in STAC? View participating colleges >


Pricing on the STAC Order Form is a not-to-exceed amount, meaning a participating college will not pay more than what is indicated on the Order Form. If an existing contract is already in place with one of our partners, we will assist in the negotiations of a prorated price and align service terms to cover the remaining months of the fiscal year.

To complete an order:

  1. Submit the completed STAC Order Form to
  2. CollegeBuys will provide a quote for review by your college or district. Quote will reflect not-to-exceed pricing.
  3. Acknowledge, approve, and submit a prepared purchase order back to
  4. Your district will receive an invoice after submission. Invoice will reflect final pricing and cost savings per service.
  5. Once the order is complete, suppliers will reach out to the purchaser for implementation of the order.

STAC Office Hours are designated for a general Q&A regarding service offerings and the ordering process. Please join us during one of the listed sessions below.

Blackboard Ally

An accessible learning environment is a necessary first step towards a more inclusive experience for all students. Blackboard strives to empower education institutions to create inclusive and accessible learning experiences. Blackboard Ally is a revolutionary product that focuses on making digital course content more accessible. Using inclusivity, sustainability and automation as its key pillars, Blackboard Ally helps you understand and tackle accessibility in a way that benefits all students.

Products and Services

  • Blackboard Ally for LMS
  • Blackboard Ally for Websites
  • For more product information visit Blackboard's Website

STAC Impact

  • 38 Colleges supported
  • $1M in systemwide cost savings

Vendor Contact

Stephanie Major
Strategic Partnership Executive, NAHE
T: 858.322.5387

Contract Information

To obtain a copy of the contract, please contact CollegeBuys at for the order form.

Program Impact Areas: Distance Education, Digital Course Content, IT Services

EesySoft is the EdTech Adoption Platform that helps institutions to maximize their value on investment in educational technology. With EesySoft's data-driven tools and reporting, institutions can measure how their EdTech is being adopted in real-time by learners and staff AND create targeted messaging and reporting campaigns to help improve the usage right within the LMS.

Products and Services

  • Increase educational technology adoption with in-application messaging
  • Streamline support with your own 24/7 in-application support center
  • Ensure a smooth migration between 3rd party tools or LMS systems
  • Automatically update LMS admins about updates and new releases
  • For more product information visit EesySoft's Website


STAC Impact

  • 3 Colleges supported

Vendor Contact

Jason Rock
Account Executive

Contract Information

To obtain a copy of the contract, please contact CollegeBuys at for the order form. 


Program Impact Areas: Distance Education, Course Communication

Labster is a company dedicated to developing fully interactive advanced lab simulations based on mathematical algorithms that support open-ended investigations. We combine these with gamification elements such as an immersive 3D universe, storytelling and a scoring system which stimulates students’ natural curiosity and highlights the connection between science and the real world.

Products and Services

  • Virtual Laboratory
  • Student Engagement Tools
  • Colleges ordering through STAC will not experience a service gap due to the fiscal year/account transition
  • For more product information visit Labster's Website


Alison Malo

Contract Information

Please contact CollegeBuys at  for the order form and more information.

STAC Purchase Overview

  • 80 Colleges supported 
  • $7.6M in systemwide cost savings 

Program Impact Areas: Distance Education


Link-Systems International (LSI) is an e-Learning solutions provider founded in 1996. Our partners value and trust LSI because we listen to their needs, offer innovative service, and—most importantly—care about their students. Our goal is to enhance the student learning experience. LSI is a proud partner of the California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative.

Products and Services

  • NetTutor (online tutoring service)
  • Pisces (online collaboration platform)
  • Refer-Tutor-Report (tutoring referral)
  • Sofia (online digital homework system)
  • STAR-CA (CCC online tutoring collaborative and training)
  • For more product information visit LSI's Website

STAC Impact

  • 34 Colleges supported
  • 22,000 hours of online tutoring made available 
  • $1.1M in systemwide cost savings

Vendor Contact

Chuck Myers
Western Regional Sales Manager
T: 916.612.6994

Contract Information

To obtain a copy of the contract, please contact CollegeBuys at for the order form.

Program Impact Areas: Distance Education, Student Support


NameCoach cloud software promotes equity, inclusion, and sense of belonging critical to student success and persistence. By making audio name pronunciations, gender pronouns, and other core identity information easily accessible throughout campus systems, NameCoach enables institutions to welcome students more warmly, make them feel at home on the campus and in the classroom, connect with them in student support and advising settings, and properly recognize them at commencement.

Products and Services

  • Audio Name Pronunciation Software
  • Canvas Integrated Tools
  • Gender Identity Module
  • NameCoach Connect API for broad integration
  • Virtual Graduation Software
  • For more product information visit NameCoach's Website

STAC Impact

  • 8 Colleges supported
  • $78,000 in systemwide cost savings

Vendor Contact

Abbee Hoyt
Higher Education Director
P: 323.688.5640 or 650.772.6455 ext. 8

Contract Information

To obtain a copy of the contract, please contact CollegeBuys at CollegeBuys@foundationccc.orgfor the order form.


Program Impact Areas: Distance Education, Core Identity Information


Ouriginal supports academic and institutional integrity initiatives by delivering a fully automated system for checking text originality and preventing plagiarism. The software is seamlessly integrated within Canvas and uses advanced machine learning to deliver test-winning accuracy. With 20 years at the forefront of promoting academic integrity, Ouriginal serves over 7,700 institutions in more than 80 countries worldwide. Ouriginal is privately owned with global headquarter in Stockholm, Sweden, and offices in Cologne, Germany, and Chesterfield, MO.

Products and Services

  • Plagiarism Prevention
  • Authorship Recognition
  • Text-Similarity Detection

New features include the following:

  • Ouriginal Metrics: enables you to analyze a document for ghost writing
  • Cross Language Text Matching: helps identify matching content that has been translated from one language to another
  • For more product information visit Ouriginal's Website


Vendor Contact

Eric Gibbs
President, North America
P: 636.357.3764

Contract Information

To obtain a copy of the contract, please contact CollegeBuys at for the order form.

Program Impact Areas: Distance Education, Student Assessment



Pronto drives better student engagement through providing campus-wide group messaging and collaboration software that connects students, faculty, and administrators together in real-time, anytime. Pronto is a mobile-first experience that integrates with Canvas, supporting single sign on, automated user provisioning, and course integrations. Within minutes (literally), your entire campus is fully onboarded and connected with one another in real-time direct messages and group chats for each

Products and Services


  • Real-time messaging
  • Group video conferencing and livestreaming
  • File sharing and storage
  • Foreign language message translation
  • For more product information visit Pronto's Website


STAC Purchase Overview


  • 23 Colleges supported
  • $700,000 in systemwide cost savings



Vendor Contact

Sione Ngatuvai
P: 801.906.3999

Contract Information

To obtain a copy of the contract, please contact CollegeBuys at for the order form.

Program Impact Areas: Distance Education, Canvas integrations, Course communication


Turnitin is your partner in fostering original thinking and supporting authentic learning. Turnitin solutions promote academic integrity, streamline grading and feedback, and improve outcomes across educational levels and content areas. Turnitin leverages cutting-edge technology to provide tools that prevent plagiarism, deliver formative and summative feedback, surface actionable reporting, and investigate academic misconduct. Growing from one million student paper submissions in 2002 to one billion in 2018, Turnitin serves over 15,000 institutions globally and is headquartered in Oakland, Calif., with international offices in the U.K., Netherlands, Australia, Korea, India, and throughout Latin America.

Products and Services

  • Feedback Studio
  • Authorship Investigate
  • iThenticate
  • Gradescope
  • For more product information visit Turnitin's Website


STAC Overview

  • 9 Colleges supported


Vendor Contact

Mark Gebhardt
Director Strategic Account North America

Contract Information

To obtain a copy of the contract, please contact CollegeBuys at for the order form.

Program Impact Areas: Distance Education, Plagiarism Prevention

Participating Colleges

  • Allan Hancock College
  • American River College
  • Antelope Valley College
  • Bakersfield College
  • Barstow College
  • Berkeley City College
  • Butte College
  • Cabrillo College
  • Canada College
  • Cerritos College
  • Cerro Coso College
  • Chabot College
  • Chaffey College
  • City College of San Francisco
  • Clovis College
  • Coastline College
  • College of Alameda
  • College of San Mateo
  • College of the Canyons
  • College of the Desert
  • College of the Redwoods
  • College of the Sequoias
  • College of the Siskiyous
  • Columbia College
  • Compton College
  • Contra Costa College
  • Cosumnes River College
  • Crafton Hills College
  • Cuesta College
  • Cuyamaca College
  • Cypress College
  • De Anza College
  • Diablo Valley College
  • Evergreen Valley College
  • Feather River College
  • Folsom Lake College
  • Foothill College
  • Fresno City College
  • Fullerton College
  • Glendale Community College
  • Golden West College
  • Grossmont College
  • Hartnell College
  • Imperial Valley College
  • Irvine Valley College
  • Lake Tahoe College
  • Laney College
  • Las Positas College
  • Lassen College
  • Long Beach City College
  • Los Angeles City College
  • Los Angeles Harbor College

  • Los Angeles Mission College
  • Los Angeles Pierce College
  • Los Angeles Southwest College
  • Los Angeles Valley College
  • Los Medanos College
  • Mendocino College
  • Merced College
  • Merritt College
  • MiraCosta College
  • Mission College
  • Modesto Junior College
  • Monterey Peninsula College
  • Moorpark College
  • Moreno Valley College
  • Mt. San Antonio College
  • Mt. San Jacinto College
  • Napa Valley College
  • Norco College
  • Ohlone College
  • Orange Coast College
  • Oxnard College
  • Palomar College
  • Pasadena City College
  • Porterville College
  • Reedley College
  • Rio Hondo College
  • Riverside City College
  • Sacramento City College
  • Saddleback College
  • San Bernardino Valley College
  • San Diego Mesa College
  • San Diego Miramar College
  • San Joaquin Delta College
  • San Jose City College
  • Santa Ana College
  • Santa Barbara City College
  • Santa Monica College
  • Santa Rosa Junior College
  • Santiago Canyon College
  • Shasta College
  • Sierra College
  • Skyline College
  • Solano College
  • Ventura College
  • Victor Valley College
  • West Hills College Coalinga 
  • West Hills College Lemoore
  • West Los Angeles College
  • West Valley College
  • Woodland Community College
  • Yuba College

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Ryan Rivera
Program Specialist

Jennifer Keiper
Senior Director, CollegeBuys

Foundation for California
Community Colleges

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Sacramento, CA 95811

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