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Advantage Design Group
March 17, 2020

How Higher Ed Plans to Welcome New Students

How Higher Ed Plans to Welcome New Students

Given the need to provide more student services online, Higher Ed leaders are looking for a virtual solution to on-campus orientation events.  

So, what’s the next, best thing to being there? How can schools put their best virtual face forward to reinforce enrollment decisions and keep new students from melting away? Is there an easy and more effective alternative to the assortment of communication tools like emails, texts, web pages, online courses, apps, chat bots, social groups or virtual tours?

More prepared and ahead of the curve

Right now, over 200 U.S. community colleges and universities are using Advantage Orientation® to recruit, welcome and introduce newly admitted students (and their families) to college. When recently asked about her school’s readiness to help new students successfully transition, one AVP of Student Affairs put it like this: “We wanted to meet our students where they are.” With Advantage Orientation®, “we’re more prepared and believe we’re ahead of the curve.”

Advantage Orientation® is a customizable and fully responsive online orientation platform hosted in the cloud. Students and their families engage in a series of guided modules covering essential introductory topics. Content is personalized, video-rich, and interactive. Instead of navigating through any number of apps or tools, students engage in a single, comprehensive platform within a user interface that is intuitive and on brand. School administrators can control content, prescribe screen time, and measure student participation and completion in real time. Every system comes with unlimited training and support.

“Our clients tell us they want to create an experience. Building a course in an LMS or launching a virtual tour from their website is not enough,” said Sam Swingle of Advantage Design Group® (ADG), originators of Advantage Orientation®.  According to client surveys, Swingle says most schools open online orientation to students early in the enrollment process, before coming to campus. This early engagement allows students to learn what they need to know, when they need to know it, instead of all at once.

It’s possible to launch an online orientation in time to make a difference!

In response to increasing demand, ADG is offering a re-imagined version of its Universal platform. A “starter” version of more advanced systems, the platform can be quickly deployed and comes with pre-populated content – video, on-screen copy, photography, and interactive quizzes. All platforms are ADA compliant and accessible on any device.

Learn what's possible!

To explore your options, contact us to schedule a consultation and cost analysis with your representative.