Florida university aims to improve the way students, faculty, and staff search for and connect to online resources.

campus-servicesLynn University has selected rSmart OneCampus, a cloud-based service discovery platform, to modernize the way users access campus services, information and applications from any device.

“We selected rSmart OneCampus to help our students and employees easily locate online resources such as registration, tuition payment, advisor and faculty reports—even event calendars—from one easily searchable place,” said Maria Piret, Lynn’s director of information systems.

Unlike traditional portals organized by department or organizational charts, OneCampus says it features an “intuitive design and robust search functionality” to help users spend more time on the task and less time trying to find it. OneCampus also aims to empower administrators to quickly change and add new tasks to facilitate continuous service improvements with limited IT expertise or involvement.

“OneCampus easily integrates with the single authentication system that allows our users to gain access to institutional services and applications, and it enables us to quickly add new web-based services, regardless of the platform or authentication types,” said Piret. “We anticipate these enhancements will help reduce the service and maintenance burden on our IT department, and even open up resources for other campus projects.”

Lynn will introduce OneCampus across the institution during the summer semester in order to test its feasibility as the university’s main online services gateway. A full go-live could be expected by late summer.

rSmart CEO Tony Potts added: “With limited budgets and IT resources, colleges and universities of all sizes are facing similar challenges when it comes to finding an affordable yet effective way to organize their web-based services. We are thrilled that Lynn has selected OneCampus to make their campus services discoverable to all users and to facilitate continuous service improvements.”

rSmart will work closely Lynn University, its early adopters and members of the product advisory board to solicit input on additional features and the product roadmap to ensure OneCampus continues to meet the needs of colleges and universities today and into the future.

Material from a press release was used in this report.

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