Student Success Technologies
The Student Success Technologies offered by WSSU are designed to improve retention and graduation rates for undergraduate students. These tools are easy to use and accessible to students through MyWSSU. The following new and enhanced technologies will be fully implemented and available to the campus community fall 2018.
MyWSSU Student Portal is one-stop access to all the services students need to be successful at WSSU. The single sign-on empowers students to check email, access their course schedule, track grades, see announcements and much more. It’s easy to use and connects with any device with an Internet connection.
With Adobe Creative Cloud, you can access industry-leading creative desktop and mobile apps like Adobe Photoshop CC, Illustrator, CC, InDesign CC, Premiere Pro CC, and many more. Create, collaborate on, and distribute engaging digital class projects, research, proposals, and more. Use Adobe Spark digital storytelling apps to create social posts, web stories, and videos
Canvas is WSSU’s new learning management system, replacing Blackboard. Canvas is easily adaptable, reliable, and customizable. It is designed to help better engage students in the learning process.
This enhanced version of RAMTRAK gives WSSU students and alumni the ability to apply for jobs, internships, and co-ops. This career management system allows users to manage their applications and RSVP for programs and workshops sponsored by the Office of Career Development Services.
WSSU students have access to 24/7 tutoring and coaching through UpSwing. This gives students access to support beyond Academic Services’ hours of operations. There are hundreds of coaches available in almost any subject. Online tutoring is free to all currently-enrolled WSSU students.
This web based tool helps students and advisors monitor progress towards degree completions. Degree Works RAMPath also allows students to see what courses they need to complete their program, use a GPA calculator, and try ‘What if’ scenarios to look at other degree program options.
The RamSync portal creates an online community and promotes student engagement. Students are able to connect and engage with WSSU student activities. Through RamSync, information sharing improves and student are in the know about extracurricular and co-curricular activities on campus. RamSync is accessible to students through their MyWSSU.
This searchable scholarship database is a one-stop scholarship resource for currently enrolled degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students at WSSU. The database has an impressive pool of general scholarships listed, and a user-friendly interface for searching.
GradesFirst has been upgraded to a more robust new tool called Navigate. This tool offers academic advisors a comprehensive range of information about their advisees, including a student’s majors, sequence of courses, performance in courses, and other important data related to student success. Upgrading from GradesFirst to Navigate allows faculty and staff to be more effective and efficient in their quest for student success.
This free mobile app is designed to get students from orientation to graduation. It’s a mobile advisor developed by the Educational Advisory Board (EAB) that enables students to manage their education and connect with the activities and resources at WSSU from their phones. The app helps students choose the right major, navigate requirements from financial aid to course registration, and stay on top of important dates and deadlines. Students can even set-up appointments with advisors. Navigate Student will become the main means for academic and administrative offices to communicate with students.
WINSTON is a virtual assistant that allows students to text questions about nearly any enrollment or student life topic and get an immediate response without ever having to call, wait in line, or wait on email responses. WINSTON is a product of artificial intelligence and supervised machine learning. It guides students through key enrollment processes, connects them to on-campus counselors, and is available 24/7 to answer questions about WSSU, student life, campus services, financial aid, housing and more. Admitted students receive an introductory text from Winston with an opt-out option.
Microsoft Office 365 is a cloud-based suite that ensures subscribers always have the most up-to-date version of Office applications in both Office Web Apps and Office desktop applications. This collection of services empowers students to organize class materials, share class notes, and collaborate on assignments in real time. Instructors can engage students in new ways and create interactive lessons to maximizes the learning process. Applications include favorites such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, OneNote, Access, and Outlook as well as Skype for Business and OneDrive for Business. Office 365 is full of powerful tools for WSSU students, faculty, and staff to access from their favorite devices.