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Advantage Design Group
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Advantage Orientation® Universal

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.

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John Jay College of Criminal Justice

John Jay's Advantage Orientation was curated for them through the use of pre-populated Advantage Orientation videos and screen copy. To view their orientation, click below!

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John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Southern Methodist University

Southern Methodist University implemented pre-populated screen copy, then hired ADG's in-studio production to create their videos. Want to see their Advantage Orientation? Click the button below!

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Southern Methodist University


The Advantage Orientation® Universal gives its users a variety of benefits that set it apart from any alternative option available on the market. Explore some of the benefits below and click to learn more about each!

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Get Your Final Orientation Fast

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.

Easily Update Your Content

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.

Meet Your Own Team of Orientation Experts

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.

Access Via Mobile, No App Required

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.

Utilize Unlimited Training and Support

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.

Publish Fully Branded Content

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!

Serving Diverse Audiences

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!

Leave Room for Growth

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.

Invest in Your Future

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.


Each Advantage Orientation® Universal is created with Advantage Design Group-exclusive features that not only cater to the student experience but also make your job easier.

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Dynamic Style Options

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.

Discovery Tools

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.

Data Analytics

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.

Personalized Items of Interest

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!

Interactive Content

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.

Gamified Learning

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!

Navigation Delay Lock-Down Timer

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.

ADA Compliance

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.

Secure Data Hosting

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.

Success Stories

Advantage Universal has proven itself to be the most beneficial, feature-rich, and cost-effective online orientation solution available on the market by increasing student success rates and student retention. But don’t take it from us— learn more from the hundreds of schools in 46 states and three countries who have benefited from Advantage Orientation.

Online Orientation Panel Discussion


2020 CACUSS Conference

Athabasca University


Moving your Orientation Online

William Jessup University and Anoka Technical College


Future-Proof the Onboarding Experience

John Jay College of Criminal Justice



Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College

"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."

Emma Montague

Director Student & Family Engagement

Bristol Community College


University of Maryland Eastern Shore

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

"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."

Darnell Wiggins

Associate Director of the Center for Access and Academic Success

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

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