Administrative/Business Tools


Mercer U Adds ID Cards to iPhones, Apple Watches

Students at Georgia's Mercer University can now use their iPhones or Apple Watches to access buildings and facilities, buy food, register for events and handle other ID card tasks.

3 in 4 Schools Approaching 100% WiFi Coverage on Campus

About three-quarters of higher education institutions in a recent survey currently offer wireless coverage for 81 percent to 100 percent of the entire campus.



Nearly 3 in 4 Schools Allow Students to Connect an Unlimited Number of Devices to the ResNet

The majority of colleges and universities — 72 percent — allow students to connect as many devices as they wish to the residential network. But far and away the devices consuming the most bandwidth on campus are smartphones, according to the latest State of ResNet Report from the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International.

Claflin U Connects Online Students with 24/7 Support Resources

South Carolina's Claflin University is working with ed tech startup Upswing to offer a variety of support resources for its online students.

Turnitin Partnership Adds Plagiarism Checking to College Admissions

Academic integrity solution provider Turnitin has partnered with admissions platform Kira Talent to offer a plagiarism checking solution for admissions applications.

Penn State World Campus Taps Google Cloud to Build Virtual Advising Assistant

At the start of the spring 2020 semester this January, Penn State World Campus will have a new artificial intelligence tool for answering the most common requests from its undergraduate students.

Building Relationships with Students via Blockchain

When Salesforce introduced its upcoming Blockchain platform, Arizona State University shared the stage too, as an early adopter and partner in an effort to apply blockchain technology to student academic records. ASU's EdPlus CTO Donna Kidwell shares basics of the plan.

Are We There Yet? Impactful Technologies and The Power to Influence Change

How often do you hear comments like "We're just not there yet…" or "This is a technology that is just too slow to adoption…"? CT talks with veteran education technology leader Ellen Wagner, to ask for her perspectives on the adoption of impactful technologies — in particular the factors in our leadership and development communities that have the power to influence change.

How User-Centered Design Improves the Student Experience

In a recent redesign of the University of Washington's MyUW student portal, listening to users was an essential part of the design process. Here's how MyUW provides dynamic, timely content to meet student needs, and what developers learned along the way.

DeVos Announces Federal Work-Study Experiment

A new federal work-study experiment proposed by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will provide institutions with more flexibility to enable students to earn work-study benefits for apprenticeships, internships and work-based learning programs.

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