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Jenzabar GPS provides an end-to-end student lifecycle platform to boost success at Idaho university

When leaders at Brigham Young University-Idaho searched for a student success solution in 2012, they could not find an end-to-end system that encompassed every step of the student lifecycle. In 2013, BYU-Idaho partnered with Excelsoft, a technology solutions provider, to custom-design a comprehensive product for the institution’s 44,844 students.

“We had the manager from each of the relevant departments working directly to develop the solution,” said Amy LaBaugh, vice president of student life at BYU-Idaho.

Illinois institution uses Heartland OneCard to process dining and other financial transactions

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign processes approximately 543,000 point-of-sale transactions per month in its dining halls and on-campus restaurants for its 45,000 students. Visitors use a mix of dining plans and credit cards to pay for their meals. In January 2016, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign implemented Heartland OneCard, now part of the TouchNet family of products. OneCard is an easy-to-manage POS system and dining solution that provides a robust API which enables integration with different systems across campus.

With the addition of the CASHNet Mobile Payments App, purchasing can be done anywhere, anytime at Gonzaga University

Gonzaga University is a private Jesuit institution with 7,400 students in Spokane, Washington. From club events to games, there is always something happening on campus.

However, until nine years ago there was no secure, hosted environment where students, staff, and visitors could purchase tickets to events with a credit or debit card.

“We also had students studying abroad who had the opportunity to do weekend trips, but there was no easy way for their parents to pay for trips from the U.S.,” says Linda Wilson, financial systems and services manager.

Mark Henry, senior information technology professional in charge of innovative learning technologies, Industrial Engineering, Texas A&M University

Five years ago, Texas A&M Industrial and Systems Engineering students at the main campus in College Station, Texas, had one option for accessing course-required software to do their homework—a university computer lab. In the near future, thanks to Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp and the university’s BYOD initiative, engineering majors on the main campus, home to over 60,000 students, can access that software from any device.

University of Alabama’s Crimson Ride moves students and visitors around campus on game days and every day

The University of Alabama’s former president, Robert Witt, tasked the campus with both increasing enrollment and becoming more pedestrian-friendly in 2006. An extensive transportation system helped support both of those goals. Alabama partnered with First Transit, one of the largest private-sector providers of mobility solutions in North America, to implement an initial network of 17 buses. That fleet has grown to 51 buses in ten years.

Fresh Ideas provides university students with innovative meals made to order with fresh, local ingredients

Gone is the single cafeteria line in the Maryville University dining hall, with the Missouri institution’s students making their way down a familiar row of plates, picking up food not much different from the day before. Enter Fresh Ideas, featuring a vibrant food hall that offers innovative meals prepared in front of students by culinarians using fresh, local ingredients. Menus change daily and weekly and include gluten-free, vegan and other dietary options, as well as information on allergens and healthy choices.

Glenn Jystad, Director of Products, Mondopad

The key thing IT leaders need to keep in mind is not only the awareness that technology has changed, but the reasons why it has changed. Older multimedia equipment was very simple in functionality.

The Institute for Cross Cultural Management at the Florida Institute of Technology trains individuals and organizations to prepare for success in a global environment. Face-to-face communication is a vital part of that work.

Brady Bruce, CMO, InFocus

Unfortunately, technology budgets do not often grow when campuses do. So selections must be made with maximum ROI in mind, from both the usability and support ends.

Arvind Jagannathan, Director of Digital Experience, Nelnet Business Solutions

User experience is essentially the sum total of how the user feels interacting with a product or service. User experience is often misunderstood as user interface design or usability, but is more than that. It encompasses everything that can shape the experience with a product or service on campus.

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