Building Your Smarter Campus

10 Tips to Increase Your Institution’s Website Accessibility

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Posted on September 03, 2019 in Building Your Smarter Campus, Communication and Advancement, Compliance, User experience

Everyone should be able to use your institution’s website – especially those with disabilities. Not only is it the right thing to do, your institution could face lawsuits if your site is not accessible. Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are the international standards put in place by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to help... Read More »

5 Tips for Small Higher Ed Marketing Teams

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Posted on September 01, 2019 in Building Your Smarter Campus, Communication and Advancement, Professional Development, Reaching Students, School Operations

While some universities have several people and teams focused on social media, public relations, and marketing — what if your small department is supposed to do aspects of all three? Don’t stress, we’ve got five tried-and-true techniques to help you maximize results. Automate. Make sure you’re using as many automated resources as possible. Schedule social... Read More »

10 Steps: LinkedIn for Your Institution

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Posted on August 06, 2019 in Building Your Smarter Campus, Communication and Advancement, Partnership, Professional Development

Most institutions know that social media — especially LinkedIn — is a powerful tool to connect with community organizations, sister institutions, parents, and alumni. But where to start? Start utilizing LinkedIn with these 10 easy steps. Accurate contact info In the “About” section of your university’s LinkedIn profile, make sure your contact information is correct... Read More »

5 Technology Trends in Higher Ed

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Posted on May 20, 2019 in Building Your Smarter Campus, Employee Spotlight, Reaching Students

I’ve practically grown up in the data, application, information and tech industry. Over 18 years, I’ve worked with both small size growth organizations and major corporations like Gartner and Nelnet. With Nelnet Campus Commerce, I’m proud to help our partners consider the impact future technology will have on higher education. Higher customer expectations. If you... Read More »

The Easy Solution to International Payments

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Posted on May 03, 2019 in Building Your Smarter Campus, Payment Technology Trends, User experience

International students can enrich your school community, enhance your tuition revenue, and help students learn about cultural diversity. With the introduction of international students, administrators often have to adjust certain processes – in particular, they’ll have to navigate the complexities of international payments. The problem Normally, international parents pay tuition and fees via bank wire... Read More »

3 Payment Predictions for Higher Ed

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Posted on April 24, 2019 in Building Your Smarter Campus, Conferences and Events, Employee Spotlight, Payment Technology Trends

Ruth Harpool, managing director of treasury operations at Indiana University, doesn’t consider herself a techy. She learned about firewalls, routers, and ports out of necessity. However, she does proudly call herself a “payment geek.” “What fascinates me most about payments is that each method has its own inherent risk,” says Ruth. “Credit cards can be... Read More »

eStore and Cashiering Sneak Peek

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Posted on March 07, 2019 in Building Your Smarter Campus, Conferences and Events, Employee Spotlight, Payment Technology Trends, Reaching Students

Jeff Vanek is Nelnet Campus Commerce’s product manager of eStore and Cashiering, and agreed to give us a sneak peek on the latest new features rolling out. Q: Hi, Jeff! Describe your job for us. I’ve been at Nelnet Campus Commerce for three years. I’m like the parent for eStore and Cashiering and get to... Read More »

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