By Student Solutions Team-Oracle on Aug 01, 2014
How in the world could any single software vendor serve all the needs of all the post-secondary education institutions around the globe? Considering all the different and changing teaching and learning models in higher education, how in the world could any institution hope to quickly adapt technology requirements to meet student needs and accelerating global competition?
Well, the answer is that all over the world, Campus Solutions customers are finding innovative ways to use the application's highly flexible and configurable tools to give them the agility they need to meet local needs and unique requirements.
For example, a University in South Africa is leveraging the activity guide functionality in Campus Solutions to support a local process that administrators use to request new or modify existing courses in the course catalog. Combined with the notification framework delivered in Campus Solutions, requesters and reviewers can automatically process the required approvals. Some institutions are also using activity guides to require students to evaluate the courses they are taking before they can receive their grades--another unique use of the tool.
In many countries where culture, language and governments present their own unique requirements, customers have been able to take the frameworks and tools to evolve the Campus Solutions product meet their unique needs. Universities in countries such as the Republic of Djibouti, Oman, Turkey, Botswana, and Romania did not need to wait for a vendor to develop a special solution or integration with another partner or software provider. Instead, they took the frameworks and tools delivered with the Campus Solutions student system, innovated and forged ahead to configure the product without customizing, without risk, and without increased costs.
And the best part is that all these innovative uses of the delivered application do not add to the maintenance costs. When upgrades or new features are delivered by Oracle to the Campus Solutions customers, their innovative configurations carry on.
How in the world, indeed!
More information about the frameworks, activity guides, and other Campus Solutions capabilities, can be found on the Campus Solutions pages and resource library on Oracle.com
--Oracle Student System Teams