As mobile use continues to rise on campus, many schools are searching for a cost-effective replacement or alternative to their legacy portal.
Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) February 25, 2016
rSmart's OneCampus, an Internet2 NET+ offering, has been selected by the University of Notre Dame to modernize the way students, faculty, and staff access campus services, information and applications from any device. The lightweight, cloud-based OneCampus will serve as the platform for insideND, the university’s online community, when it is retired later this year.
OneCampus provides colleges and universities a fresh, new approach to organizing their web-based services regardless if they are hosted on campus or in the cloud. Unlike traditional portals, the platform features a Google-like search, ratings/reviews to effectively analyze what services are being used and satisfaction levels, and dynamic categories such as “most popular” to promote service discovery. Administrators can also convey important, time-sensitive information to a large audience through task-level announcements, alerts, and featured tasks.
From an IT perspective, OneCampus connects with an institution’s campus authentication system but sits on top of existing systems, directing users to disparate services through a centralized point, without affecting the underlying business units or processes. As a result, its implementation as well as ongoing updates are fast and easy, and the responsibility of maintenance can be shared by various stakeholders.
From the customer perspective, OneCampus provides a simple, easy-to-use tool that works on multiple devices. Faculty, staff and students can access a variety of services in one convenient place.
“Since selecting OneCampus, our team has been building out our site and actively soliciting feedback at ‘Look and See’ sessions with various user groups and departments. We have also identified ways to include students in the implementation process such as helping to collect information and create tasks to ensure a smooth transition between portals,” said John Hartman, Business Systems Analyst at Notre Dame.
rSmart CEO Tony Potts added “As mobile use continues to rise on campus, many schools are searching for a cost-effective replacement or alternative to their legacy portal that will meet the dynamic and changing needs of their current and future students. We are thrilled to have Notre Dame join our growing community of forward-thinking institutions on this important path to progress.”
The OneCampus Internet2 NET+ service is the result of the collaboration between seven universities, Internet2, and rSmart to provide a unique offering to the higher education community. Technology leaders from Indiana University, University of Utah, University of Maryland, University of Pittsburgh, Clemson University, University of Nebraska-Omaha, and BYU-Idaho helped guide and shape the validated solution.
Since bringing this next generation portal to all higher education institutions, rSmart has worked with more than 17 schools to deploy OneCampus. Adopting institutions and members of the advisory board play in a key role in refining the product roadmap and sharing best practices.
To learn more about OneCampus, request a demo or call 866.874.4338.
About the University of Notre Dame
Founded in 1842, the University of Notre Dame provides a distinctive voice in higher education that is at once rigorously intellectual, unapologetically moral in orientation, and firmly embracing of a service ethos. The nation and world’s pre-eminent Catholic university and rated among the top 20 of all U.S. institutions of higher learning, Notre Dame is organized into four undergraduate colleges — Arts and Letters, Science, Engineering, and the Mendoza College of Business — the School of Architecture, the Law School, the Graduate School, 10 major research institutes, more than 40 centers and special programs, and the University library system. It offers more than three dozen study abroad opportunities in 21 countries. Located adjacent to the city of South Bend, Ind., which has a metropolitan population of more than 300,000, Notre Dame is highly residential, with 80 percent of students living on campus, and also is known for the quality of its physical plant and the beauty of its campus, including the Golden Dome of the Main Building, the world’s most recognized university landmark.
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For more than 15 years, rSmart has been changing the way higher ed thinks about technology by delivering solutions that reduce costs, improve productivity, and simplify the user experience. The OneCampus product is a lightweight, mobile-friendly technology that makes finding campus services faster and easier than ever. rSmart is privately held and headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ. To learn more, visit https://www.rsmart.com.