Systemwide Technology Access Collaborative (STAC)


 

 

The Next STAC Purchasing Window is Open Now Through June 15, 2021

 

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. Over the past winter's purchasing period, 63 colleges participated in the STAC program, achieving over $1.5 million in systemwide savings and supporting over 450,000 students with services procured through STAC.

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

Educational Software and Technology

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.

Eligibility

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

Community colleges that submit a completed STAC Order Form no later than June 15, 2021 are considered a participating institution. If you have questions about eligibility and participation please contact CollegeBuys collegebuys@foundationccc.org.

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

Ordering

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 FY22.

To complete an order:

  1. Submit the completed STAC Order Form to collegebuys@foundationccc.org. Order forms are due by June 15, 2021.
  2. CollegeBuys will provide a quote for review by your college or district.
  3. Acknowledge, approve, and submit a prepared purchase order back to collegebuys@foundationccc.org. Purchase orders must be received by July 2, 2021.
  4. Your district will receive an invoice after submission. Invoice will reflect final pricing and cost savings per service. Invoices will be issued no later than June 25, 2021.
  5. Once the order is complete, suppliers will reach out to the purchaser for implementation of the order.

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 information product information visit Blackboard's Website

STAC Purchase Overview

  • Term: Fiscal Year 2022 (12-months: July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022)
  • College or District should procure based of anticipated usage

Vendor Contact

Stephanie Major
Strategic Partnership Executive, NAHE
T: 858.322.5387
E: stephanie.major@blackboard.com

Contract Information

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

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

REQUEST STAC ORDER FORM   BLACKBOARD (ALLY) QUESTION?


Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe manufactures award-winning software solutions for network publishing, including web, print, video, wireless, and broadband applications. Its graphic design, imaging, dynamic media, and authoring tools enable customers to create, publish, and deliver visually rich content.

Colleges can access the most popular Adobe tools at a price point that is unparalleled under the Foundation consortium agreement. Adobe, the Foundation for California Community Colleges, and ComputerLand of Silicon Valley are pleased to offer site licensing of Adobe's most popular creative tools. Students, faculty, and staff will have access to the tools in a variety of ways to enhance the educational experience. 

Products and Services

  • Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps (20+ Desktop, Mobile, & Web)
  • 100 GB of Adobe Cloud Storage
  • Subscription Terms (6-months and 12-months)

STAC Purchase Overview

  • Term: July 1, 2021 – July 15, 2022
  • $79.98 annual license
  • $39.99 6-months
  • Currently serving 46 Colleges and providing over 38,000 students licenses
  • System cost savings over $5M

Vendor Contact

Licensing available through ComputerLand of Silicon Valley or CollegeBuys.

ComputerLand
Sheri York
Director, Software Sales & Licensing Programs
E: syork@cland.com

CollegeBuys
Ryan Rivera
Program Coordinator
E: rrivera@foundationccc.org

Program Impact Areas: Distance Education, Graphic Design

REQUEST STAC ORDER FORM   ADOBE QUESTION?


California Connects

california connects logo

Inspired by the original digital literacy program, California Connects Mobile Internet aims to close the broadband gap in California and nationwide. California Connects includes a mobile hotspot that lets you stay connected to the internet in school, at home, and on the go. The new mobile hotspot service, powered by Sprint and T-Mobile, offers nationwide 4G LTE connectivity and allows users to connect up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices for up to 10 hours on a single charge; no contract required.

Products and Services

  • LinkZone 2 Mobile Hotspot (All Day Connectivity - Wireless Mobile Hotspot. Connect up to 16 devices for up to 24 hours. Use it to charge your phone, tablet, or other devices.)
  • For more product information visit California Connects Website

 

STAC Purchase Overview

  • Flexible Terms, input your start and end dates (service must be rounded up to full months)
  • Service extensions on existing device service can also be purchased
  • $19.99 per month subscription
  • One-time device cost $99.99 (per hotspot), includes shipping
  • Currently serving 53 Colleges and over 12,000 students
  • System cost savings $2.5M

 

Vendor Contact

CollegeBuys

Christopher Pogue
Program Coordinator
E: cpogue@foundationccc.org


ThinkEDU

Robert Bell
School Sales Manager
E: rbell@thinkedu.com

Program Impact Areas: Distance Education, Student Equity Programs, Administration

REQUEST STAC ORDER FORM CALIFORNIA CONNECTS QUESTION?


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 Purchase Overview

  • Term: Fiscal Year 2022 (12-months: July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022) 
  • College or District should procure based off anticipated usage

Upcoming Zoom Webinars

Vendor Contact

Ian Haugh
Chief Revenue Office
P: +1.833.624.0042
F: +1.315.232.0048
E: ian@eesysoft.com

Contract Information

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

 

Program Impact Areas: Distance Education, Course Communication

REQUEST STAC ORDER FORM  EesySoft QUESTION?


Esri

esri

Esri offers education solutions covering a variety of GIS (Geographic Information System) topics for new and advanced users as well as for those somewhere in between. An unlimited site license for GIS software from Esri is now available for California community colleges through the Foundation for California Community Colleges for discounted purchase. Esri knows that education and training are vital to every successful GIS implementation and understands the challenges of keeping GIS skills and knowledge up to date.

Products and Services

  • The Education Site License is available from the Foundation at the reduced annual rate of $2,500.
  • Esri Virtual Campus Web-Based Training
  • Desktop GIS with ArcPad, ArcIMS, and the current version of ArcView software, single and concurrent use
  • ArcInfo
  • ArcEditor
  • ArcGIS Server Enterprise
  • Register Here for the International User Conference (July 12 -15, 2021)

Contact

Ryan Rivera
Program Coordinator
E: rrivera@foundationccc.org

Contract Information

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

STAC Purchase Overview

  • Term: Fiscal Year 2022 (12-months: July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022)
  • $2,500 for ESRI-Foundation Site License
  • Currently serving 54 Colleges
  • System cost savings $314,999

Program Impact Areas: Distance Education, Student Equity Programs, Administration

REQUEST STAC ORDER FORM ESRI QUESTION?


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

Contact

Alison Malo
E: malo@labster.com

Contract Information

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

STAC Purchase Overview

  • Term: Fiscal Year 2022
  • Individual and FTES site licensing available

Program Impact Areas: Distance Education

REQUEST STAC ORDER FORM LABSTER QUESTION?


Link-Systems

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 Website

STAC Purchase Overview

  • Term: Fiscal Year 2022 (12-months: July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022)
  • College or District should procure based off anticipated usage
  • 113 Participating Colleges
  • Systemwide Cost Savings $920,020

Upcoming Zoom Webinars

Vendor Contact

Chuck Myers
Western Regional Sales Manager
T: 916.612.6994
E: cmyers@link-systems.com

Contract Information

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

Program Impact Areas: Distance Education, Student Support

REQUEST STAC ORDER FORM  Link-Systems QUESTION?


NameCoach

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 Purchase Overview

  • Term: Fiscal Year 2022 (12-months: July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022)
  • Use Data Mart to calculate FTES quantity (Total FTES)

Upcoming Zoom Webinars

Vendor Contact

Abbee Hoyt
Higher Education Director
P: 323.688.5640 or 650.772.6455 ext. 8
E: abbee@name-coach.com

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

REQUEST STAC ORDER FORM  NameCoach QUESTION?


Ouriginal

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

STAC Purchase Overview

  • Term: Fiscal Year 2022 (12-months: July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022)
  • College or District should procure based off anticipated usage

Upcoming Zoom Webinars

Vendor Contact

Eric Gibbs
President, North America
P: 636.357.3764
E: eric.gibbs@ouriginal.com

Contract Information

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

Program Impact Areas: Distance Education, Student Assessment

REQUEST STAC ORDER FORM  Ouriginal QUESTION?


Proctorio

Proctorio

Proctorio is a Learning Integrity Platform ©, that combines machine learning algorithms & data analytics to enable an unbiased delivery & assessment of student’s exam. Proctorio integrates seamlessly with all major Learning Management Systems and surpasses requirements for identity verification, content originality, and evaluation of student’s environment. Coupled with a flexible secure browser that can be configured to meet any exam environment, Proctorio creates a reliable and accurate solution that is both financially advantageous and perpetuates growth.

Products and Services

  • Automated remote proctoring service
  • Flexible secure browser
  • Student ID verification
  • For more product information visit Proctorio's Website

STAC Purchase Overview

  • Term: Fiscal Year 2022 (12-months: July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022)
  • College or District should procure based off how many assessments this service will be used for
  • 57 Participating Colleges
  • Systemwide Cost Savings $346,541

Vendor Contact

Josh Dyer 
T: 480.428.2606
E: Josh@proctorio.com

Contract Information

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

Program Impact Areas: Distance Education, Student Assessments

REQUEST STAC ORDER FORM  Proctorio QUESTION?  


Pronto

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

  • Term: Fiscal Year 2022 (12-months: July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022) or Multi-Year Agreement
  • Use Data Mart to calculate FTES quantity (Total FTES)
  • 11 Participating Colleges
  • Systemwide Cost Savings $307,920

Upcoming Zoom Webinars

Vendor Contact

Porter Rappleye
P: 801.940.8868
E: porter@pronoto.io

Contract Information

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

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

REQUEST STAC ORDER FORM  PRONTO QUESTION?


Turnitin

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 Purchase Overview

  • Term: Fiscal Year 2022 (12-months: July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022)
  • Use Data Mart to calculate FTES quantity (Total FTES)

Upcoming Zoom Webinars

 

Vendor Contact

Mark Gebhardt
Director Strategic Account North America
E: mgebhardt@turnitin.com

Contract Information

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

Program Impact Areas: Distance Education, Plagiarism Prevention

REQUEST STAC ORDER FORM  TurnItIn QUESTION?


Participating Colleges

  • Allan Hancock College
  • American River College
  • Antelope Valley College
  • Butte College
  • Cerritos College
  • Chabot College
  • Clovis Community College
  • Coastline College
  • College of the Canyons
  • College of the Desert
  • College of the Redwoods
  • College of the Sequoias
  • College of the Siskiyous
  • Compton College
  • Contra Costa College
  • Cosumnes River College
  • Crafton Hills College
  • Cuesta College
  • Cypress College
  • De Anza College
  • Diablo Valley College
  • Evergreen Valley College
  • Folsom Lake College
  • Foothill College
  • Gavilan College
  • Glendale Community College
  • Golden West College
  • Hartnell College
  • Imperial Valley College
  • Lake Tahoe Community College
  • Las Positas College
  • Long Beach City College

  • Los Medanos College
  • Merced 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
  • Pasadena City College
  • Porterville College
  • Rio Hondo College
  • Riverside City College
  • Sacramento City College
  • San Diego Mesa College
  • San Diego Miramar College
  • San Jose City College
  • Santa Ana College
  • Santa Barbara City College
  • Santa Monica College
  • Santiago Canyon College
  • Shasta College
  • Sierra College
  • Taft College
  • Ventura College
  • West Hills Community College Lemoore
  • West Valley College
  • Woodland Community College
  • Yuba College

Contact Us

CCCCO Digital Innovation & Infrastructure

 

Contact us at support@cvc.edu

 

Ryan Rivera
Program Coordinator 
T: 916.498.6738
E: rrivera@foundationccc.org

Brett Chaponot
Associate Director of Program Development
T: 916.498.6733
E: bchaponot@foundationccc.org

 

 


     

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