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University of Delaware Selects rSmart OneCampus to Improve Access to Campus Services from Any Device

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 by Angela Stark
Tags: Frontpage News, Higher Education, Internet2 Member, Internet2 NET+, OneCampus by rSmart

Modern, online experience simplifies search and access to business forms, services and applications used by students, faculty, staff, and parents/guardians

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 29, 2015--rSmart announced today the University of Delaware (UD) has selected OneCampus, the modern post-portal solution that provides access to all campus services in one location, from any device. OneCampus will help UD students, faculty, staff, and parents/guardians quickly locate University services and applications with built-in tagging, advanced SEO search functionality, and the ability to browse by category in an online store format. The offering is available to UD and to all higher education and non-profit institutions as part of the Internet2 NET+ initiative.

For several years, the UD community has used multiple tools to search University web pages or the student information system for business forms or applications. The rSmart OneCampus offering from Internet2 NET+ will bridge the gap between roles (student, staff, and faculty) and departments, and will help staff to provide better answers and enhanced support to the UD community.

“Because of the increased use of smartphones and tablets by our students, faculty, and employees, UD was in search of an affordable way to aggregate applications so they could be found anytime, anywhere, from any device,” said Carl Jacobson, Vice President of IT and Chief Information Officer at UD. “OneCampus is the right fit for UD because its ‘Search. Click. Done.’ design matches how people locate information today. We anticipate OneCampus will be quickly adopted based on its ease of use and intuitive design.”

OneCampus is a cloud-based solution that helps users discover services relevant to them and provides administrators valuable user feedback to facilitate further service discovery without a large financial or IT manpower investment. Because the software has pre-configured settings designed specifically for higher education, administrator training, and user guides, many schools can be ready to deploy OneCampus in just a few weeks.

rSmart CEO Tony Potts added, “The University of Delaware has immediately embraced this new technology and is demonstrating just how easy OneCampus is to deploy and maintain. We look forward to working closely with the UD team to identify enhancements and share best practices with future Internet2 NET+ adopters.”

The OneCampus Internet2 NET+ service is the result of the collaboration between seven universities, Internet2, and rSmart to provide a unique offering to the higher education community. Technology leaders from Indiana University, University of Utah, University of Maryland, University of Pittsburgh, Clemson University, University of Nebraska-Omaha, and BYU-Idaho helped guide and shape the validated solution.
To learn more about OneCampus, visit http://www.rsmart.com or call 866-874-4338.

About The University of Delaware
The University of Delaware has a tradition of excellence going back to its founding in 1743. That tradition has been brought forward to the research-intensive technologically advanced institution of today. The University's 1,200 faculty members combine world-class research with a commitment to teach and mentor UD's 18,000 undergraduate and 3,700 graduate students. Chartered by the state in 1833, UD is a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university offering 147 bachelor's programs, 119 master's programs, 54 doctoral programs, and 15 dual graduate programs through its seven colleges and 70 research centers. State-assisted yet privately governed, the University has a strong tradition of distinguished scholarship, research, teaching, and service grounded in benefiting society at large. To learn more, visit http://www.udel.edu

About Internet2
Internet2® is a member-owned, advanced technology community founded by the nation's leading higher education institutions in 1996. Internet2 provides a collaborative environment for U.S. research and education organizations to solve common technology challenges, and to develop innovative solutions in support of their educational, research, and community service missions. Internet2 also operates the nation's largest and fastest, coast-to-coast research and education network, in which the Internet2 Network Operations Center is powered by Indiana University. Internet2 serves more than 90,000 community anchor institutions, 260 U.S. universities, 65 government agencies, 40 regional and state education networks, 85 leading corporations working with the research community and 65 national research and education networking partners representing more than 100 countries. Internet2 offices are located in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Denver, Colo.; Emeryville, Calif.; Washington, D.C; and West Hartford, Conn. For more information, visit www.internet2.edu or follow @Internet2 on Twitter.

About rSmart
rSmart delivers innovative solutions for higher education that reduce costs, improve productivity, and simplify the user experience. Born in the cloud, OneCampus provides students, faculty, and staff one place to find and access campus services from any computer or mobile device. Unlike cluttered campus portals, our modern approach is quick to deploy, easy to update, and allows users to spend more time on the task at hand and less time trying to find it. rSmart is privately held and headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ. Learn more at http://www.rsmart.com.

Media contacts:
Tiffani Nichols, rSmart, 602.490.0478, tnichols@rsmart.com
Angela Stark, Internet2, 202.803.8996, astark@internet2.edu