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Shared Services: Building Shared Services That Make Sense

Shared services offer optimized, efficient and quality services by leveraging the strengths of the system through purposeful collaboration.

Download this file to learn more about the four types of shared services provided by eCampusOntario to member institutions.

A recent multi-stage consultation process eCampusOntario’s member institutions participated in indicated there are high levels of interest in sharing and piloting educational technology tools and services.

This year, eCampusOntario will explore and support the following shared services. Click on the links below to get updates and share your ideas on emerging technologies.

Learn MoreCommodity Shared Services


Commodity shared services offer a group procurement strategy. In partnership with OECM, eCampusOntario will explore audio and transcription technology that will be available to member institutions at reduced cost.

Learn MoreEmergent Shared Services


Emergent shared services test new tools and platforms, then report on effectiveness and impact. Testbeds and pilots include augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR), Learning Analytics, Adaptive Training, and micro-certifications.

Learn MoreOpen Alternative

Open Alternative

Open Alternative shared services offer options to vendor-provided solutions. eCampusOntario will facilitate the development of a shared Open LMS service with partner institutions within the next academic year.