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Universities and colleges are microcosms of the larger world, but often contain a more specialized subset of groups, stakeholders, and needs. Like the real world, the Grand Central Station and hub of most higher institutions of learning is the school’s website through which the community navigates a large array of departments, offerings, and features. This is almost as true for traditional brick-and-mortar campuses as it is for new online colleges and institutes.
Administrators, faculty, and students have enough to juggle without having to navigate endless portals and sign-ons to find the information they need most. From grades and course material, to campus events and financial aid, all active users need to be able to access vital data with minimal hassle.
Some schools are tempted to use SharePoint for much of their content and engagement needs because they already use Microsoft products. It is usually after considerable time and expense, that they realize this is a poor choice. Despite its strengths, SharePoint’s high costs, poor searchability and tedious customization leave them with a more jumbled mess than before. Files are easily misplaced.
Despite academe’s near-ubiquitous acceptance of Microsoft, below are some things to consider before deploying SharePoint:
- Slow upgrades
- Difficult to maintain
- Cost-prohibitive for many schools
- Poor searchability
- Laborious to train users, slowing adoption
OneCampus by rSmart, on the other hand, frees higher education from its dependence on Microsoft’s SharePoint by providing a cost-effective gateway and service discovery platform utilized by all university stakeholders at a single access point on their preferred device.
OneCampus eliminates the need to update numerous portals and access sites with its convenient verification of users through a university’s Single Sign On (SSO)portal. Administrators can easily create pages and share websites relevant to the learning and other communities they serve.
- Continuous improvement and upgrades
- Simple to implement, train, and use
- Developed by higher education
- Robust reporting and accessibility for all
- Cost-effective for most schools
- Created for the learning environment
- Customizable and conveniently scalable (RESTful API)
- Ready-to-use integrations (LMS, G Suite, SIS)
OneCampus’ development pipeline is managed quarterly and includes feedback from a committee of customers. Most institutions, large and small, easily maintain OneCampus with less than one FTE.
Its intuitive platform and ease of use make OneCampus’ implementation straightforward. Training happens remotely, and it takes as little as 6 weeks to get started.
Get started today and make the move off SharePoint. Simplify higher education with OneCampus, so your community can focus on something more important: teaching and learning.