Administrative/Business Tools


Texas A&M Launches VR Tour for Visitors

Texas A&M University has launched a virtual reality (VR) experience that offers users another way to visit the public university. The VR tour debuted at SXSWedu last month.

ASU Students Earn Credits for Spending a Semester in Silicon Valley

Throughout the “Semester in Silicon Valley” program, 80 ASU students will be mentored by business and tech moguls, participate in coding competitions and more, all while earning credits toward their degrees. At the end of the program, they will have the opportunity to pitch their newly launched startups to more than 80 venture capitalists.



Scaling Up Admissions and Recruiting with AR

Many colleges and universities are using immersive technologies to engage and draw in prospective students. The Savannah College of the Arts in Georgia is a longtime leader in AR/VR admissions and recruiting strategies. Campus Technology recently spoke with Dave Hanak, SCAD’s executive director of interactive services, to find out some helpful tips to scale up institutional outreach efforts with immersive technologies.

U Wyoming Moves Core Operational Systems to Oracle Cloud

The University of Wyoming is revamping its 20-year-old systems in finance, human resources, budgeting and planning, grant management, and supply chain management with a move to the Oracle Cloud.

Blackbaud Acquires AcademicWorks

AcademicWorks, a scholarship management company for K–12, higher education, foundations and grant-making institutions, has been acquired by Blackbaud, a cloud software company powering social causes.

New Mexico Has Most Affordable College Credits, Vermont Most Expensive

New Mexico comes up on top as the state where college credits are the cheapest in the country. There, students in a two-year or four-year public institution pay on average $113 per credit. No. 2 is California, where the price is $120 per credit. And Wyoming is No. 3 at $122 per credit.

Indiana U Selects Splunk to Deliver Operational Intelligence Across IT and Security Departments

Indiana University recently implemented the Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Enterprise Security solutions to centralize and monitor its IT and security infrastructure across its network of eight connected campuses.

SAS to Provide Analytics Software, Training to Clemson U Innovation Center

Analytics software and services company SAS is partnering with Clemson University to provide research, software, services and funding to the school's Watt Family Innovation Center.

Wor-Wic Community College Pursues Cost Efficiency With E-Procurement Software

Wor-Wic Community College in Maryland is getting a handle on institutional spending with a cloud-based e-procurement solution from Jaggaer.

Northern Kentucky U Launches OneCampus Portal to Streamline Navigation

Northern Kentucky University recently launched an online portal, connecting NKU’s nearly 14,000 students and 2,000 faculty and staff members to student services, academic support, transportation services and more categories in an online marketplace format.

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