- University of Maryland students can now register for classes, access their campus email, and make transcript requests from one, easily accessible place.
- UMD is using rSmart’s OneCampus to power its One.UMD platform, which looks like the app store people are used to seeing on their smartphones, to showcase 130 campus services, the university announced in a press release.
- Users—including 37,000 students and 9,000 faculty and staff—can customize their app displays to keep their most-used services visible, and they can also rate campus services, according to the release.
The rSmart platform is aiming to be the next generation of campus portals, standing to make campus services more accessible to the entire student body, along with faculty and staff, making even the largest universities seem smaller and more manageable. rSmart includes Lynn University, Purdue University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Pittsburgh among its list of customers. UMD’s launch of the new program looks like it will be the first of several, with other major institutions participating in the Internet2 NET+ program, which, along with rSmart, aims to create the most useful OneCampus offering possible. One.UMD currently features scrolling ads for campus services, a list of the most sought-after sites, and a search bar that asks users what they would like to do. It is available on any device.