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Washington U in St. Louis Revamps Portal for Robust Search

Washington University in St. Louis is rolling out a new portal that will serve as a single point of access for campus resources. Built on OneCampus from rSmart, the cloud-based portal is designed to make it easier for students, faculty and staff to find the information and services they need.

One of OneCampus's key features is a Google-like search tool that guides users to resources such as grades, class schedules, calendars, e-mail, events, curriculum, tutoring services and more. In addition, the system can be used to disseminate announcements, alerts, featured tasks and other important information.

"Our key objective was to provide end users with a system that presents information based on their affiliation with the university, and does so in an easy, user-friendly way. Unlike our previous system — which was not flexible for easy content addition or personalization, and required heavy ongoing technical maintenance and support — the OneCampus system has everything we are looking for," said Scott Taylor, assistant vice chancellor for enterprise applications at the university, in a statement. "The system's robust search capabilities, filters and single sign-on integration will allow all our users to quickly find and access the services they need."

For more information, visit the rSmart site.

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Rhea Kelly is editor in chief for Campus Technology, THE Journal, and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected].

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