Montana University System Closes Access Gap With Inter-Institutional Digital Course and Program Sharing to Expand Learning Opportunities

PRESS RELEASE FROM QUOTTLY
August 10, 2021
GAINESVILLE, Fla. —

Partnership with Quottly Enables Online Course Discovery, Registration and Equivalency Across the Vast State

The Montana University System (MUS) has partnered with Quottly, the largest and most comprehensive course and program sharing platform, to create a statewide digital campus that expands learning opportunities for all Montanans. The partnership is increasing access to course and program offerings for students across the vast state by deploying Quottly’s comprehensive, easy-to-navigate platform for enrolling in online courses.  

With Quottly’s system-wide digital platform, the MUS is able to address key challenges related to the state’s unique characteristics. The sixteen MUS campuses, which include six four-year and ten two-year institutions, serve approximately 40,000 students over 147,000 square miles. The course and program sharing facilitated by the Quottly platform is helping these Montana colleges and universities share their strengths with other institutions around the state so that, collectively, they can provide greater access to key academic programs for placebound Montana students. Currently, a Montana student might have to drive five hours each way to attend a program in person if it is not offered at their local campus. Now, the MUS can extend reach and accessibility to these students by offering classes in an online or hybrid format from institutions across the state, with a simple process for students and institutions to complete registration, billing, and transfer.  

“Quottly will be instrumental in helping the MUS address the significant hurdles we face in scaling our programs and improving educational access in rural communities; allowing our colleges and universities to better serve the state,” said Joe Thiel, Director of Academic Policy and Research at the Montana University System. “Quottly proved to be deeply skilled at working with our large, multi-institutional teams to find creative solutions for Montana’s specific challenges, and all in the name of improving the experience for our current and prospective students. I could not be more pleased with our partnership.”  

Quottly is a fully-configurable digital solution that enables institutions to align course discovery and registration experiences by combining class schedules, transfer rules, integrated student information systems (SIS) and one-click registration. Tapping into the unique offerings of each campus, Quottly has enabled Montana’s public colleges and universities to offer courses to new cohorts of students, including adult learners and career-oriented students.  

“Quottly's seamless course and program sharing capabilities allow university and college systems like Montana’s to provide students with the courses they need,” said Alicia Policinski, CEO and Co-Founder at Quottly. “Ultimately, this enables institutions to grow enrollment, close access and opportunity gaps, and meet state workforce needs.”

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About Quottly
Quottly is the largest and most comprehensive course and program sharing platform empowering the “Collaboration Movement” in higher education today. The platform is a one-stop-shop for student success in registration, transfer equivalency, and program and certificates discovery allowing for a streamlined pathway to graduation. Quottly’s seamless SIS integration allows students to use our “One-click Registration” function making the pathway to degree, and program and certificate completion faster and more affordable. To learn more, visit https://www.quottlyinc.com/.