Beirut Arab University Signs with UniversiTools

Beirut Arab University (BAU) in Lebanon has selected UniversiTools software to manage its full scheduling needs across university campuses in Lebanon and Egypt.
By: Marketing Unit
July 2, 2009 - PRLog -- Established in the Tarik El-Jadidah district of Beirut in 1960, Beirut Arab University offers over 300 programs to 15,000 students per year.  The university’s aggressive strategy will see campus expansion in Tripoli, Debbieh, and the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, as well as Alexandria, Egypt. BAU is academically affiliated with Alexandria University in Egypt.

UniversiTools’ robust scheduling modules administer course scheduling, classroom scheduling, 100% guaranteed conflict-free midterm and final exam scheduling, and common times. UniversiTools university software is developed by White Mountain Technologies.

According to Dr. Walid Shatila, BAU I.T. Director and Professor, “White Mountain scheduling modules provide a smooth flow and critical link with the functionalities of our existing SIS system:  advising; registration; course, classroom and exam scheduling; and grading.  UniversiTools integrates ideally with Banner.”

UniversiTools Course Scheduling module takes courses the university would like to offer in a coming semester and schedules them by section by day and hour in the most optimal way, following the university’s conditions, regulations, and constraints. This process is also referred to as Course Offering.

In BAU’s case, the university determines the courses offered.  Based on student enrollment, the university splits courses into sections, then schedules the sections based on credit hours, pre-requisites and co-requisites, room capacity and needs, and teacher time constraints.

Ghassan Abboud, White Mountain Managing Director, explains, “We’re confident of our ability to link and fill the gaps within other Student Information Systems (SIS).”  The project, from start to delivery, spans six weeks.  

UniversiTools software caters to multilingual universities. Members of the UniversiTools user community in the Middle East include such universities as American University of Beirut (AUB) in Lebanon, American University in Dubai (AUD) and American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

For a 15-minute presentation about UniversiTools university software, contact Nicholas Matta at White Mountain Technologies or submit the online request form at

About UniversiTools

UniversiTools (or University Tools) software system is comprised of a comprehensive Student Information System (SIS), scheduling modules (course scheduling, classroom scheduling, exam scheduling, and common time locator), and management modules (career center and alumni center).  

UniversiTools modules run as stand-alone or integrate seamlessly with existing Student Information Systems (SIS) used by many universities, such as Banner Unified Digital Campus and CampusVue.

UniversiTools complements other education administration software from White Mountain.  Skoolee Tools school management software and student information system is designed specifically for multilingual international, private and progressive public schools in the Middle East and North Africa.  

BaseCamp LMS (learning management system) helps medium to large companies and organizations manage their executive and professional education and training requirements.

Contact Information

White Mountain Technologies
Hotel Dieu Street, Al-Mathaf Center, 2nd Floor
Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon
Tel: +961-1-422 765

PO Box 33263
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel: + 971-50-302-9336  

Tel: +974-685-9294

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White Mountain Technologies develops software for the Arab Middle Eastern education & training sector: Skoolee Tools school e-learning software; UniversiTools University Software; and BaseCamp LMS for corporations. Headquartered in Beirut, Lebanon.
Tags:University Software, Sis, Campus, Scheduling, Course, Classroom, Exam, Higher Education, Middle East, Beirut Arab Uni
Industry:Education, Software, Technology
Location:Achrafieh - Beirut - Lebanon
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