Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA and web and mobile experience management vendor Jadu have partnered to implement a single online experience for students and staff, consolidating portal and CMS system into a ‘single campus engagement platform’, Jadu’s ‘Content Portal’.
Dickinson, a highly selective college, is home to 2,400 students from across the nation and around the world. A nationally recognised liberal-arts institution, Dickinson is dedicated to global educationâ€• at home and abroad—and the study of the environment and sustainability, which is integrated into the curriculum and the campus and exemplifies the college’s commitment to providing students with the skills relevant to 21st century careers.
Dickinson consolidated Campus Portal and Web Content Management requirements into a single web platform from Chicago-based Jadu. This platform integrates with the college’s student information system (Banner by Ellucian) for student and employee authentication and identification.
The platform replaced the college’s previous CMS and legacy portal with a system that is available on any mobile, tablet, or desktop device. Students and staff now have a single point of entry for locating important information and functions that are vital to the operation of the college and its day-to-day business transactions. Integration with the college’s CAS authentication services also provides personalisation, so students and staff have access to real-time information on courses, academic resources, and other college-related content that is specific to an individual user’s needs.
The content in the website portal is personalised based on roles and profiles that exist in the college’s student information system. Jadu Content Portal can also co-exist with an institution’s existing Web CMS system by leveraging seamlessly designed templates. It can be integrated with the college’s enterprise systems such as Student Information Systems (SIS), Document Imaging Systems (ECM) and Learning Management Systems (LMS).
The college’s new website and integrated portal is now live. The web site can be viewed at www.dickinson.edu. The integrated portal is accessible to those with valid access credentials.
Dickinson is now beginning ‘phase 2’ — implementation of the Online Forms capability of the Jadu Content Portal. The Online Forms product will significantly advance how the college delivers online services, especially during times of high-volume activity such as first-year orientation and student organisation registration.