Reducing the number of steps to find treasure is not the answer
Most student portals are increasingly complex treasure maps, where students are forced to navigate and search through loads of general information to eventually stumble upon what they’re looking for.
The problem with treasure hunts is that no matter how much you try and simplify them, it’s still a hunt. Most modern student portal providers focus on making minor improvements to this process, but that doesn’t really solve the core problem. At the end of the day, it’s still a giant repository that leaves it up to students to find what they need, when they need it.
Student expectations have changed
Throw out the treasure map and give students what they want–a personalized, consumer-oriented experience. We promise this will drive engagement…which is the most important way to gauge a portal’s impact, right? Well–maybe that’s just the beginning.
The right content to the right person at the right time
Path thinks completely differently about student engagement, so we come at the problem from a completely different perspective. Instead of trying to reduce the number of steps it takes a student to find treasure, Path provides schools the ability to push the right content, resources and technology to the right person, at the right time, on any device.
And the portal is the perfect forum to enable it
We’ve learned with our customers that once adoption is high, (and students find value in everyday use of the portal), some really interesting things start to happen. Path provides community and engagement capabilities enabling students, faculty, and administrators to connect, meet, and engage. This institution-controlled digital forum is unique, and with high student engagement organically develops to become a fascinating digital reflection of your institution’s unique identity. We promise improved connection directly correlates to student success.
At the end of the day, we just think about this differently, and we promise we make a positive impact.