Previous EdTalks


January 2021

Improve Productivity with Limited Resources: Automate Account Provisioning and Security

A panel of experts from two schools, who explored changing legacy systems and processes by implementing affordable automated systems will discuss their pain points, pros and cons, project highlights and answer questions about identity and access management.

February 2021

How Cornell University Provides IT Support Before, During & After the Pandemic

The impacts of the pandemic and higher education sector challenges strain budgets and human resources. Already burdened with doing more for less institutions have to find a way to not just keep the IT service and support status quo but to increase quality service in the face of supporting online learning and a mobile work force.

March 24, 2021

Evaluating a Next Generation Student Information System

Student Information Systems (SIS) are an integral part of higher education institutions as they manage student data, including but not limited to registering students in courses, managing grades, transcripts, and student test data. The current SIS operates on legacy technology with high maintenance costs and low flexibility.
Learn from experts why higher education institutions need the next-generation technology innovation that leverages AI, Predictive Analytics, Micro services, and a robust software architecture in SIS.

April 27, 2021

Why Digital Accessibility is Essential in Higher Education

All students have the right to access education, and educational institutions are responsible for ensuring they’re providing an inclusive and supportive learning environment. Alternative learning options and online learning platforms have come under increased scrutiny as more and more universities digitize their offerings due to quarantine and self-isolation restrictions. Additionally, public websites must be available to any type of visitor, faculty and staff must access portals and applications, the pandemic increased dependency on technology and congress is debating changes to the ADA for online accessibility. Ensuring digital accessibility is not just good for compliance but it improves usability for everyone by providing an intuitive, efficient and productive experience. This EdTalk focused on the state of accessibility, best practices, practical approaches and affordable solutions.

May 25, 2021

EdTalk on Google Workspace for Education: Secure Collaboration in Higher Education

Since the Pandemic, services that were nice to have are now essential and likely there will be permanent changes and requirements in the years ahead. With an increase in distance and hybrid learning, security concerns have heightened. Google Workspace for Education, a suite of easy-to-use tools, offers solutions and services to meet the needs of teaching and learning, and effective collaboration and enhanced security. In addition to a free offering, three paid plans provide a flexible and secure foundation for learning, collaboration, and communication. This EdTalk focused on secure collaboration and best practices for the post pandemic campus.

June 24, 2021

EdTalk on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Is Your Campus Prepared for Online DEI?

The pandemic has created an opportunity for educators to improve the online learning experience. Campus Consortium presents an online discussion about Online Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) to help members of the education community understand accessibility and DEI as it relates to cloud applications, instructional technology and student experience. Is your campus prepared for online DEI? Join us for insight and information as you interact with a panel of DEI experts.

July 29, 2021

EdTalk on Overcoming Challenges That Prevent Technology Adoption For K-12 Schools

The use of technology dramatically increased in all sectors over the past ten years. Today every organization must utilize applications, systems and automated processes. Changing trends in education, the impacts of the pandemic and improving student and parent experience are reasons why K-12s must adopt technology solutions to remain competitive and optimally support students. K-12 school districts have to deliver what students, parents and faculty expect from a modern institution. Join an interactive discussion with K-12 school district leadership panel members who will discuss how they are meeting the challenges of online learning and the mobile workforce.

August 26, 2021

EdTalk on Identity and Access Management is Essential for Students, Faculty and Staff

Online work, instruction and social interaction requires access to applications, systems and information. Institutions must provide students, faculty and staff ease of access, security and reliability. Join our panelists who use identity and access management to improve the student experience and provide better customer service. This EdTalk is sponsored by Okta, a trusted platform used to secure, authorize, and manage identity in educational institutions.

September 30, 2021

How AI Chatbots and Mobile Apps Improve Student Experience and Create Campus Efficiency

Smartphones, laptops, tablets, mobile devices are here to stay. Many educational institutions support web portals and mobile apps to improve student service, but student demands and expectations mean these online tools have to be smarter and usable. Mobile apps and AI chatbots are evolving and more frequently used together. Students expect intuitive engagement and personalization from mobile apps, similar to what they experience with banking, healthcare, retail and social apps. In this month’s EdTalk join us to talk with two schools who use mobile apps and chatbots to improve student experience, service and support and create efficiency in a time of limited resources.

October 27, 2021

EdTalk on Educause Annual Conference Briefing: Transformation, Resilience and Common Good

Educause is a premier nonprofit association in the United States with the mission to advance higher education using information technology. It is one of the largest and most influential associations with thousands of members. Educause helps leaders, managers and those who deploy technology to anticipate and adapt to change in the higher education sector. The impact of the pandemic has changed the way education professionals attend conferences. With lower in person attendance and more virtual registrations how will this affect thought leadership, professional networking and future goals? Join Campus Consortium live from the location of Educause Conference 2021 in Philadelphia, PA, as we host a higher education panel discussion to provide attendees with thought leadership, finding value in virtual events and explore this year’s Educause themes of transformation, resilience and common good.

December 16, 2021

EdTalk on Integrating Campus Systems to Improve Student Services and Support

Student data, information and workflows are disconnected and distributed throughout campuses. By bringing together systems and applications through a process called integration, institutions can break down data silos, improve connectivity, save money, optimize work flow and optimize business processes. This EdTalk features a panel of higher ed leaders and integration vendors who discuss experiences, challenges, projects and the fundamentals of creating a user friendly and powerful source of knowledge to attract and retain students.

January 27, 2022

COVID on Campus: Adjusting to Flexible Environments Teaching, Working and Learning for the Long Term

Limited classrooms, the pandemic, changing student expectations, social distancing, working from home, Hyflex, Hybrid, these are just some of the terms we heard and experienced since the COVID pandemic affected education in 2020. Since then, it seems there is no turning back and flexibility, agility and adjustment to new working and learning environments is a way of life. How have institutions adapted to a blend of remote and on ground Instruction and work environments? Join us as we present a panel of higher education leaders and technology practitioners who discuss the challenges and successes of addressing permanent changes in how we learn and work.

February 23, 2022

Technology Dependency: The Emotional Toll and Perceived Value of Education

The pandemic disrupted student, faculty and staff lives with unfamiliar and unpredictable change, added responsibilities and requires flexibility as we navigate new ways of learning and working in a rapidly evolving digital culture. This makes it difficult to stay engaged and retain students. Digital awareness is essential as we modify traditional approaches and produce adaptable environments. Join us as we discuss these issues with a panel of educators and IT leaders from educational institutions. We will review teaching and learning strategies, usable and flexible environments and sustainable cloud services that effectively change the way we behave, think and communicate.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

How Cornell University Provides IT Support Before, During & After the Pandemic

Keyan T Williams

Assistant Director, I.T. Support Operations
Cornell University

Karl Horvath, Ph.D.

Campus Consortium