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2017 Campus Technology Readers' Choice Award Winners Announced

(IRVINE, CA, October 16, 2017)—Campus Technology, published by 1105 Media Education Group, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Readers' Choice Awards.

For Campus Technology's annual Readers' Choice Awards, education technology professionals across the United States voted for the software, hardware, and services they consider most vital to the mission and business of higher education.

"We asked Campus Technology readers to weigh in on their favorite tools and tech for higher education. Their responses run the gamut from learning management systems, projectors, and lecture capture to ERP platforms, retention tools, and presentation software," said Rhea Kelly, executive editor of Campus Technology. "Congratulations to all the winners!"

2017 Readers' Choice Award Winners:

  • Most Valuable in the Institution
    • Platinum: Guidebook
    • Gold (tie): Instructure Canvas and Chalk & Wire
    • Silver: Zoom
  • Learning Management Systems and E-Learning Platforms
    • Platinum: Blackboard Learn
    • Gold: Instructure Canvas
    • Silver: Moodle
  • E-Portfolios
    • Platinum: Chalk & Wire
    • Gold: Instructure Canvas
    • Silver: Blackboard Learn
  • Other Instructional Tools
    • Platinum: Grammarly
    • Gold:
    • Silver: Discovery Education Streaming Plus
  • Student Information Systems
    • Platinum: Ellucian
    • Gold: Blackbaud
    • Silver: Oracle PeopleSoft
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
    •  Platinum: Ellucian
    • Gold: Oracle PeopleSoft
    • Silver: SAP
  • Constituent Relationship Management
    • Platinum: Ellucian
    • Gold: Salesforce
    • Silver: Oracle
  • Student Success/Retention
    • Platinum: Ellucian
    • Gold: Starfish by Hobsons
    • Silver (tie): Blackboard Predict and Campus Labs
  • Content and Website Management
    • Platinum: WordPress
    • Gold: Drupal
    • Silver: Oracle WebCenter Content
  • Student Response Systems and Classroom Engagement
    • Platinum: i>Clicker
    • Gold: Kahoot
    • Silver: Poll Everywhere
  • Lecture Capture
    • Platinum: Panopto
    • Gold (tie): Blackboard and Sonic Foundry Mediasite
    • Silver (tie): Google Hangouts and Kaltura
  • Document Cameras
    • Platinum: Elmo USA
    • Gold: Samsung
    • Silver: Smart Technologies
  • Projectors
    • Platinum: Epson
    • Gold: Sony
    • Silver: Panasonic
  • Interactive Whiteboards, Displays, Flat Panels, and Kiosks
    • Platinum: Smart Technologies
    • Gold: Epson
    • Silver: LG
  • Videoconferencing and Web Conferencing
    •  Platinum: Zoom
    • Gold: GoToMeeting
    • Silver: Cisco WebEx
  • Virtual Classroom/Meeting Software
    • Platinum: Zoom
    • Gold (tie): Cisco WebEx and GoToMeeting
    • Silver: Blackboard Collaborate
  • Classroom Audio Distribution/Sound Enhancement
    • Platinum: Smart Technologies
    • Gold: AtlasIED
    • Silver (tie): FrontRow, Listen Technologies and TeachLogic
  • Captioning Tools
    • Platinum: TechSmith Camtasia
    • Gold: YouTube
    • Silver (tie): 3Play Media and Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Classroom Presentation Software
    • Platinum: Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Gold: Prezi
    • Silver: Apple Keynote
  • Office/Productivity Suites
    • Platinum: Microsoft Office/Office 365
    • Gold: Google G Suite
    • Silver: Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Multimedia Authoring Suites and Creative Software
    • Platinum: Adobe Creative Cloud
    • Gold: Apple Creativity Apps
    • Silver: Ubuntu Studio
  • E-Learning Authoring
    •  Platinum: Adobe Creative Cloud
    • Gold: TechSmith Camtasia
    • Silver: Articulate Storyline 360
  • Media Tablets
    • Platinum: Apple iPad
    • Gold: Samsung Galaxy Tablets
    • Silver: HP Pro Slate
  • Chromebooks
    • Platinum: Dell
    • Gold: HP
    • Silver: Acer
  • Windows Tablets
    • Platinum: Microsoft Surface
    • Gold (tie): HP and Lenovo
    • Silver: Dell
  • Convertible/2-in-1 Notebooks
    • Platinum: Dell
    • Gold: Lenovo
    • Silver: HP
  • Notebooks
    • Platinum: Dell
    • Gold: Apple
    • Silver: HP
  • Virtual Desktops and Thin Clients
    • Platinum: VMware
    • Gold: Dell Wyse
    • Silver: HP Thin Client
  • 3D Printers
    • Platinum: HP
    • Gold: Stratasys MakerBot
    • Silver: Robo
  • Wireless Access Points and Hotspots
    • Platinum: Cisco
    • Gold: Netgear
    • Silver: Aruba Networks/HP
  • Network Management, Monitoring, and Analysis
    • Platinum: Cisco
    • Gold: Microsoft
    • Silver: HP
  • Mobile Device Management
    • Platinum (tie): Google and AT&T
    • Gold: Jamf
    • Silver: VMware AirWatch
  • Firewall Software
    • Platinum: Microsoft Windows Firewall
    • Gold: Norton 360
    • Silver: Kaspersky Lab
  • Firewall Hardware/Appliances
    • Platinum: Cisco
    • Gold (tie): Sophos and Fortinet
    • Silver: Barracuda Networks
  • Antivirus Tools
    • Platinum: Symantec/Norton
    • Gold: Sophos
    • Silver: McAfee
  • Emergency Notification Services
    • Platinum: Campus Alerts
    • Gold: Rave Mobile Safety
    • Silver: Blackboard Mass Notifications
  • Top 10 Favorite Technologies Currently Used:
    1. Microsoft Office/Office 365
    2. Guidebook
    3. Chalk & Wire
    4. Instructure Canvas
    5. Blackboard Learn
    6. Apple hardware (desktops, laptops, iPad, iPhone)
    7. Google G Suite and Zoom
    8. Sonic Foundry Mediasite
    9. Ellucian Banner, Kaltura and Moodle (tie)
    10. D2L and Swivl (tie)

The awards will be highlighted on and in the October issue of Campus Technology

About Campus Technology
Campus Technology is one of higher education's top information sources, with distribution across a website, monthly digital magazine, newsletters, webcasts, and online tools. It's the go-to resource for campus professionals, providing in-depth coverage on the technologies and implementations influencing colleges and universities across the nation. Content includes valuable hands-on articles, best practices, industry trends, expert advice, and insightful articles to help administrators, campus executives, technologists, and educators plan, develop, and successfully launch effective IT initiatives.

About 1105 Media Education Group
The 1105 Education Group, a division of 1105 Media Inc., provides information, insight, and analysis to the education sector, focusing on information and instructional technology. Our content platforms for our core properties (THE Journal, Campus Technology and STEAM Universe) include print, digital, online, newsletters, events, and a broad spectrum of marketing services.

Contact: Rhea Kelly

Posted on October 16, 2017 at 1:19 PM