Friday, March 28, 2014

Clemson Grad Likes the Self-Service Features of Program Manager

"I just wanted to say how great Program Manager has been.  When programs email us wanting minor tweaks with their applications, it has been so nice to be able to make the changes immediately.  It makes everyone happy!" -- Kathleen Costello, Director of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina

Program Manager is a self-service function within Intelligent Connections®, CollegeNET's application processing system.  Program Manager allows schools to accommodate the specific needs of each program or department on the fly.

Find out more about how the Intelligent Connections® application processing system can help your institution streamline the entire admissions application process, from eliminating paper consumption and hand processing, to facilitating effective communication with departments, prospects and applicants.  More

Friday, March 21, 2014


Boise State University thinks CollegeNET’s What·Do·You·Think?® online questionnaire is more flexible and yields richer course evaluation data than 20 other systems! 

“There’s just no comparison between CollegeNET’s  system and our old evaluation process,” said Rob Anson, project manager for course evaluation and professor of Information Technology Management at Boise State University. “Now, we can look at aggregate data across multiple sections of courses, at the course level, department level, or across many courses that share some characteristics, such as honors courses.  We considered about 20 evaluation systems and only What·Do·You·Think? offered us the flexibility to ask different questions for different types of courses.”

Recent functional enhancements to What·Do·You·Think? include a customizable form building process that allows authorized users to build evaluations or surveys of any kind using a simple, step-by-step process directly within the application.  Additionally, What·Do·You·Think? is built using the latest responsive design technology, making surveys available anywhere and anytime to tablet and smartphone users with internet access.  

What·Do·You·Think? provides quick access to evaluation results, reduces the time and personnel needed for paper processing, and dramatically cuts paper use – which can save institutions thousands of dollars every year. The SaaS system is hosted by CollegeNET, which means there’s no software to install or maintain.   To learn more about What·Do·You·Think? can do for your institution, click here

Friday, March 7, 2014

25Live Publisher Opens Doors at CSU Fresno

California State University, Fresno has implemented several campus calendars using the 25Live Publisher.  One unanticipated benefit of these calendars is the ability for users to demonstrate approval for their use of a space.  It turns out that campus community members frequently use their mobile devices to prove that their use of space is "on record."  

Anne Burkholder, Academic Scheduling Coordinator, and the person responsible for setting up the published calendars at CSU Fresno, remarks that the calendars serve as a form of mobile, electronic “event confirmation,” and that this has streamlined access to space by event sponsors.  Anne adds that the 25Live Publisher calendars are extremely easy to set up and, in addition to streamlining access to space, have increased visibility overall for events on campus. 

Learn more about 25Live and the 25Live Publisher here.

Monday, March 3, 2014

University of Alaska Says iPads Make Great Digital Room Signs

The University of Alaska has been using iPads as a low-cost alternative to conventional digital room signage – with complete success. When the school’s new Health Sciences Building was constructed, the IT and building project management teams collaborated on an interface connecting their Series25 room scheduling system with iPads installed outside each classroom. The system has now been running smoothly for over a year, providing scheduling that’s 100 percent automated and accessible 24/7 – at a fraction of the cost for standard digital signage systems.

Read more about Series25 web-based scheduling systems here.