A well-being app encourages students at The University of Texas at Austin to stay in the moment—via the device that often takes them out of it: their phone.
Good for: Collaboration and communication
Who’s using it: Penn State
From event planning to website redesign, setting up Yammer networking groups to share ideas, get feedback and check in on the progress of projects can help large campuses stay connected.
Good for: Tracking projects
Who’s using it: The George Washington University
Higher ed administrators are using apps and platforms behind the scenes to help create efficiencies, increase productivity, and manage projects and workflow.
1. Set some ground rules. After introducing Slack, some users felt it was hard to cut through the clutter of irrelevant information, says Dominic Abbate, the creative director at The George Washington University. So they responded by setting up specific channels designated for non-work chit-chat like #food and #just-for-fun.
Administrators at the University of San Diego have developed an app store featuring apps that go beyond typical functions such as viewing course schedules.