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Institutions today are being asked to do more and more with less and less. That might make sense from a business standpoint as it makes them more profitable, but it risks burning out and stressing out employees. 

This web seminar described the value a campus card transaction system deployed through SaaS can bring to an existing card program, how it can help extend the reach and capability of the card office, and how a SaaS-deployed system can redirect the efforts of the card office team so they can focus on what matters most.

Higher education is in the midst of significant change. Institutions are under pressure to reduce costs and improve the efficiency of operations while providing responsive, quality services to students. Many college and university leaders are turning to transformative technologies such as electronic forms, workflow automation and enterprise content management (ECM) to help them overcome these challenges.

In recent years, the requirements of public higher education institutions have changed drastically, increasing the pressure to modernize their IT systems. To meet those challenges, many universities are looking at available options, including the cloud.

Eric Burns, co-founder and CEO, Panopto

What are you seeing as the biggest trends in higher ed video?

In this web seminar, attendees learned how The Duck Store at the University of Oregon has transformed the shopping experience. By implementing a unified commerce platform—complete with in-store and e-commerce functionality on the front end and real-time inventory visibility, order management, CRM, business intelligence, warehouse management, marketing and financials to support it—The Duck Store now has the tools in place to efficiently manage the complexities of their multiple retail locations.

David Homyak

Donna Salak knew the financial aid office at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, was not using its Banner student information system to full capacity.

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enise Swett has seen the same approach from several different companies when it comes to offering academic-planning solutions: Plenty of promises that do not fit the needs students at Foothill College, a community college in Northern California.

“Everyone says they’re going to solve our retention problems or graduation problems,” says Swett, who has a doctorate in education and is vice president of student services at Foothill.

Colleges and universities face an increasingly competitive environment for attracting and retaining students. These challenges are further complicated with tighter funding constraints and the need to keep up with the latest technological advancements to remain competitive. Student ID card systems are not immune to these pressures; outdated ID technology can result in increased costs, long wait times for students, as well as privacy and security issues.

By the time they graduate, nearly 100 percent of students from The University of Toledo Edward H. Schmidt School of Professional Sales have jobs. How? One of the secrets is video.

In this web seminar, a leader from the business school demonstrated how to use academic video to maximize student engagement in the classroom, and how it can also give students a leg up as they enter the professional world, through examples such as engaging homework assignments, hosting a national sales competition, and strategically connecting students and recruiters with video.

Many higher education institutions still rely on inefficient, disparate systems for tracking employee time and attendance. And with workers on campus in a wide variety of jobs, it can be challenging to manage professional, union, auxiliary and student workforces all at the same time. Some institutions are turning to automated time and attendance solutions to address these issues, but are unsure of how this change might affect their people, processes and organization. 

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