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Lynn U Implements Mobile, Searchable Access to Online Services

In an effort to improve the way students, faculty and staff connect to online resources, Florida's Lynn University is rolling out rSmart's OneCampus service discovery platform. The portal will allow users to access campus services, information and application from any device — a key capability for Lynn, which provides every student with an iPad Mini as part of its comprehensive mobile learning initiative.

The OneCampus platform features a Google-like search function to help users find the services they need. Users can search or filter by campus and role, and get search suggestions. "We selected rSmart OneCampus to help our students and employees easily locate online resources such as registration, tuition payment, adviser and faculty reports — even event calendars — from one easily searchable place," said Maria Piret, Lynn's director of information systems, in a press release.

In addition, administrators can make changes to the platform with limited IT expertise or involvement. "OneCampus easily integrates with the single authentication system that allows our users to gain access to institutional services and applications, and it enables us to quickly add new Web-based services, regardless of the platform or authentication types," said Piret. "We anticipate these enhancements will help reduce the service and maintenance burden on our IT department, and even open up resources for other campus projects."

Lynn will test OneCampus during the summer semester; a full rollout is expected as early as late-summer.

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About the author: Rhea Kelly is executive editor for Campus Technology. She can be reached at rkelly@1105media.com.

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