Carey Baptist Grammar School, VIC

“Campion’s provisioning and Secure Connect services are the biggest benefit to us, when dealing with individual publishers. It’s a single point of contact: we prepare the queries to the database, with student’s names, subjects and teachers, but then it just automatically gets picked up by Campion and provisioned.”

Carey Baptist Grammar School is an independent, co-educational, Christian school in Victoria. Campion Education has worked collaboratively with Carey to simplify their digital e-resourcing processes and help create administrative efficiencies to improve the student and teacher experience. We spoke with Steven Archibald, who told us about his experiences.

“…we approached Campion, who were already doing our Booklists, and we worked closely with them to help create a solution for us.” Campion implemented provisioning at Carey, which automatically sets up student accounts and allocates digital products across multiple publishers, which can then be accessed with a single username and password. “At one point we had about 5 different publishers and Campion was doing all that for us.” Campion then encouraged Carey to start using the Campion Secure Connect service to automatically import the student, teacher and timetable data, which is used to set up students at different year levels with relevant texts selected by the school.

“Students go to the booklist, they’re shown the software or books they need, they tick it, they pay for it. All the licensing and all the registering of the students is done by Campion, so all we do is provide the students with their log-on details, whether that’s Single Sign-On (SSO) or an email address, it’s just so much easier.”

“We are moving more and more onto the Campion Booklist, like e-resource software applications that may not do their billing through Campion. We want to bill students for it, so we put it on the Booklist.”

“We have also rolled out Campion MyConnect to students via our Learning Management System (LMS) and all the resources are linked from there. Everything is in the one LMS so it makes it a lot easier for the kids to do it.”

“Campion has simplified the process… all we do is provide the students with their log-on details and teachers can start teaching from day one.”

“Campion collects the money and deals with payments to 3rd parties. It’s much easier from a financial point of view, and, every student gets the resources they need.”

 

“Some publishers don’t have the SSO technology yet, which is where MyConnect comes in. It is a launching pad and allows students to access their resources with one password, and that’s where the benefits come in for the students.” Campion prides itself on providing a high level of service and support. “Campion’s support is really good. We just pick up the phone. We are a large school with 2500 students, so working with Campion means I’m dealing with just one organisation not 5 publishers or resource companies, it’s just one contact, one point of truth. My staff they know where to go, we go to Campion and they get it sorted.”

Working with Campion means I’m dealing with just one organisation not 5 publishers or resource companies, it’s just one contact, one point of truth.”