Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC), a public two-year educational institution serving eight counties in northeast Iowa, has selected OneCampus from rSmart® to provide a quick, mobile-friendly way for students, faculty, and staff to access campus services, information, and applications from any computer or mobile device. OneCampus is a lightweight, cloud-based portal that makes it easy for colleges and universities to organize their web-based campus services in one location.
“Our previous portal was very limiting. It had several applications built into it, and it wouldn’t allow us to bring in new resources like a different email system or learning management system,” said Craig Meirick, director of computer information systems for NICC. “With OneCampus, we now have the flexibility to choose whichever resource we think will be best for our students, and we can make it accessible to them anytime, anywhere. We also appreciate the responsive design, the mobile-friendly interface, and the simplicity of the system. With OneCampus, we can point students to one location where they can search, click, and go. It’s that easy.
Unlike traditional portals, OneCampus provides a Google-like search allowing students, faculty, and staff to quickly locate and access services, such as grades, calendars, email, events, curriculum, tutoring services, and more. OneCampus connects with an institution’s campus authentication system and sits on top of existing systems, directing users to disparate services through a centralized point without affecting the underlying business units or processes. As a result, implementation and updates are fast and easy. In addition, OneCampus has powerful APIs that allow other applications to easily push data from widely used campus systems such as student information systems, learning management systems, or finance systems.
“With OneCampus, Northeast Iowa Community College now has the flexibility to offer students a broader array of resources to help them navigate campus life and achieve their educational goals,” said rSmart CEO Tony Potts. “We commend their commitment to their students and to bringing them the resources they need to take their education to the next level.”
About Northeast Iowa Community College
NICC is a student-driven, community-focused, higher education institution serving eight counties in northeast Iowa and surrounding areas. To best meet the goals of students, the college offers more than 85 academic programs of study in addition to online and blended learning, customized business and industry training, short-term certification options, and adult education and literacy.
For nearly two decades, rSmart has been paving the way for higher education technology leaders through the development of open source foundations. In partnership with Indiana University, rSmart brought the OneCampus solution to market in 2014 offering college and university campuses with virtual concierge services. rSmart is venture-backed and headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ.