Now more than ever, you want to reach your new students fast with a virtual orientation that not only teaches them about your school, but gets them even more excited for their first day of classes. Are you wondering if you have the time, budget, or staff you need to build the best onboarding platform your students have ever experienced? Luckily, at Advantage Design Group, we’ve cracked the code for orientation results — all you have to do now is choose the perfect solution just for you.
Time is on your side with Advantage Orientation Universal. Your project will be rapidly deployed, created, completed, and published all in a matter of weeks. Pick from 7 different target audiences: University, Community College, Veteran, HBCU, International, Graduate or K – 12. Plus, get pre-populated screen copy, photos and videos in English and Spanish, ready for you to edit as you see fit to personalize content for your needs.
Thinking about a future rebranding or anticipating policy changes? Not a problem! The Advantage Orientation Universal is easy to update. You can update your orientation at any time in a matter of minutes through software that we will personally teach you how to use. Make changes wherever you want to, with no IT or instructional designer experience needed.
Feeling like you don’t have a big enough staff or budget to produce an orientation that can blow your students away? That’s okay. We have a team of seasoned orientation experts, from dedicated account managers to IT support and staff, trainers, web designers, a video crew and project managers fully available for you for any service you need. Together, our team has deployed over 400 orientations in 45 states, DC, Canada and South Africa. Needless to say, you’re guaranteed to produce an online student orientation that exceeds your expectations at half the price-value, time, and effort it would normally take to build a virtual orientation from the ground up.
With Advantage Orientation® Universal, you won’t need to download fancy software and go through third-party apps just to get your message out there. Our online orientation software makes the process seamless. Our responsive design allows for no barrier to entry for those first engagements with your students. Would your attendees prefer to complete the orientation on their phones? No problem. Many LMS or courseware products like Canvas are not inherently mobile friendly nor are they easy to simply open and view. In our experience, many schools add some information introducing students to technology tools they will use once classes start, but this orientation platform is completely separate.
Your Advantage Orientation® comes with ongoing training and support. If you ever need help with troubleshooting or you simply have questions about your Online Student Orientation Software, you can reach out to our customer success department at any time for training or assistance.
Your Advantage Orientation® is going to be personalized with your school’s logo, colors, and other themes to align with your school brand. Simply supply your project manager with your school’s branding guide as directed, then your ADG project team will take care of the rest!
Do you have different groups of students you’re hoping to reach through your orientation? Advantage Orientation® Universal allows you to reach different student groups through student directed content. This information can be seen by specified student groups as it pertains directly to them, for example, designated content for transfer students and veterans, international students and more!
Not sure where you’ll be in a year or so? No worries! We recognize that schools are constantly growing and evolving, which is why there is always room for growth with Advantage Orientation® Universal. We are platform independent, and we have experience with schools who use all systems, like Ellucian, Slate, Banner, Colleague, Jenzabar, and more. So, you can update, expand, and upgrade your online orientation at any time. We are here to adapt with you as your organization changes.
Not only will Advantage Orientation® Universal deliver you an orientation that can increase your student retention rates, engage students, and serve you beyond what you thought possible, it’s also budget-friendly and cost-effective. That's right! In fact, even with its complementary features and benefits, Advantage Orientation Universal remains one of the most budget-friendly orientation solutions on the market to date.
The Advantage Orientation Universal offers multiple dynamic style options to choose from. Style options include image galleries, multiple videos, video size options, and interactive design elements available for content editors (even those with no prior IT experience) to easily implement. By using our vast variety of slide layout options for content, you can customize each of your orientation slides to fit your students' needs. You can add your very own images of your students, add content as you go, and more! The template you select will be customized with your school colors, logo, and full-color images by your very own designated design team.
With Advantage Design Group’s Intelligent Search Tools, Popularity-Based FAQs, Glossary Terms, and design-elevated Achievement Center, your students will have a quick, all-in-one place spot where they can learn more information about whatever they’re interested in.
With Data Reporting, you can track your students’ success in real time. See a complex breakdown of retention rates through student progress listing, student success on content quizzes, and survey analyses. With these analytics, you can view graphs that break down which students have completed select sections— even down to their names. All reporting is date-stamped, exportable, and reportable for your ease of use.
Your school has a lot to offer students. With personalized items of interest, your students can select which topics they’d like to learn more about throughout the orientation. Once they’ve completed their online orientation, they’ll have compiled a page of fully personalized content waiting for them at the end! Plus, with secure data reporting, see which items of interest are selected most by your students then use this information to reach them in the best way you can by adding more about those topics!
Your orientation will feature interactive content that allows each student to engage with what they’re learning. From video quizzes to text quizzes, games, items of interest and more, they’ll have fun while they complete the program.
Advantage Orientation® Universal isn’t just an informational orientation. Your students will be continuously engaged with what they’re learning through fully gamified content! After all, why click through blocks of text when you can have fun and learn instead?
Using our vast variety of slide layout options for content, you can customize each of your orientation slides to fit your students' needs. You can add your very own images of your students, add content to fit your students’ needs as you go, and more!
Ever wonder what happens if your students aren’t really completing their orientation? After all, as they click through, each section will be reported as “complete.” Luckily, Advantage Orientation Universal features a navigation delay lock-down timer that stops students from clicking through sections before they’ve fully read and digested the content.
Your orientation will be produced under full ADA Compliance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines WCAG 2.1 Level AA. This means that your advanced content will be made easily accessible to those with disabilities. When it comes to visual content, you’ll have fully operable closed-captioning available so those with hearing impairments can complete your orientation with ease.
You can rest assured that all data is securely hosted. Your technical data will be protected by firewalls, vulnerability scanning, patch management, logging and monitoring.
"I am LOVING the platform thus far. I received editing access last week and it's been a breeze to update the material. We are getting positive reviews from the staff who have previewed it."
Director Student & Family Engagement
Bristol Community College
"The collaborative efforts between our institutional staff and ADG's staff was amazing. We were able to create a product that our campus community is proud of and that our incoming students and families enjoy."
Associate Director of the Center for Access and Academic Success
University of Maryland Eastern Shore