Attracting Students and Faculty with a Safer, More Effective, and More Entertaining Academic Experience

The environment for attracting new students to your institution has never been more competitive. Ensuring that prospective student's families perceive your institution - especially students interesting in your overseas programs and foreign students interested in your domestic campus - as safe is an important competitive differentiator. Recommendations from current students to families back home also play a critical role. nsight2day helps you improve safety in very tangible ways that families can see every day. nsight2day also lets you leverage unique technology to improve academic and campus life and encourage students to share those experiences with friends and family back home.

When it comes to safety, better information means better decisions. Most safety communications platforms today broadcast messages to students, faculty, and staff, which is important, but incomplete. nsight2day goes much farther, allowing school officials to locate students, faculty, and staff anywhere in the world and assess their well-being.

Messages sent by safety personnel to students, faculty, and staff can be carefully targeted to a location and moment in time, dramatically reducing the risk of over- or under-communication.

Safety alone is an insufficient ambition for an academic institution, of course. nsight2day integrates safety features with capabilities that enhance academic work and campus life. Indeed, students won't perceive these services as protective, but rather as tools they use to learn more from and have more fun.

Below, we describe some of the ways nsight2day can help your institution improve safety, expand in-class learning, connect students with campus life, boost recruiting, and engage alumni.

Safety

  • Student, faculty, and staff location tracking. Geo-location technology supplemented by e-mail, text, and social media communications to find your people anytime, anywhere.

  • Parent/family notifications. Students, faculty, and staff can designate family members or other contacts to receive updates regarding their safety check-ins, letting them know they are okay. An overseas family can even see recent student locations if they want to be extra precautious, and without ever bothering the student.

  • Two-way safety check-ins. Students, faculty, and staff can proactively report safety levels by entering a short code, or school officials can prompt them to check in and report on their well-being.

  • Mass emergency notifications. Mass notifications can be sent out via e-mail, text message, websites, and social media sites to alert students, faculty, and staff to important safety information.

  • Targeted alerts by location, group, or individual. School officials can send targeted messages to pre-identified groups or individuals; they also can have the message delivered just to people in a certain geographic area, or those entering the area, for a specified period of time.

  • Data analysis for risk prevention. The unique activity and safety dataset created for your institution allows for better data analysis to inform tactics for preventing future risks from arising at all.

  • Access to safety risk factors and guidance triggered by location in over 150 countries (premium service). Whether a trip is planned or spur-of-the-moment, students, faculty, and staff will receive timely safety insights when they arrive and as new information becomes available, all triggered automatically by their arrival in a new location.

  • Clery Act Compliance. nsight2day allows for more timely notification of students, faculty, and staff in an emergency situation, and better documentation that the best possible actions can and have been taken by the institution.

Prospective Student Recruiting & Alumni Engagement

  • Student Gems for friends and family. Students leave Gems about fun and rewarding experiences, creating the kind of affinity from friends and family back home for your institution that attracts future students and great alumni support.

  • Campus tours. School officials can leave audio, video, and text messages around the campus that engage visitors via their mobile devices or on a virtual tour from any location.

  • Alumni maps. Permission-based display of which alumni live nearby to members of the community, allowing for more mutual support and connection.

  • Donations. Recognize donors who contributed to projects in a single community or around the world on a map display, featuring donor details.

Classroom

  • Virtual and in person tours of historical locations. Faculty can leave students digital messages at historic locations, allowing students to visit those locations and experience them virtually or in person.

  • Immersive learning. Faculty teaching on topics like architecture or transportation can have students receive notifications when they are near a location or structure that illustrates a type or concept.

  • Inspiration. Students in a poetry or artistic class, for example, can leave their work virtually at the place that inspired them. Members of the community in the vicinity of the location are notified about the work and can review it and even comment on it.

  • News. Adapt nsight2day's custom curated news items to emphasize course lessons and update students on current events.

Campus Life

  • Event promotion. Leave messages virtually at event locations recruiting individuals passing nearby to participate. Attendees can also check in at the event, allowing for tracking and follow up with individuals who miss the event.

  • Campus services. Businesses accepting student cards or offering special promotions are easily displayed on a map and members of the community can add comments on the services and locations.

  • Volunteer opportunities. Notify students, faculty, and staff of volunteer opportunities when they are in the vicinity of the activity.

  • Fun. Students use nsight2day for scavenger hunts, games like "campus monopoly" and "Clue", and engage more socially with one another in a safe environment.

  • Parents. Parents can leave caring and motivating messages for the children that appear at designated locations and times, such as before a final examination.

  • Campus news. Provide news updates to students, faculty, and staff based on their current location.

  • Personal. Students, faculty, and staff can leave Gems for one another, friends, and family in different places and in time. Congratulations, reflections, love notes at the location of a first date, messages left from children and grandchildren that appear in the future - an endless list of possibilities.




Creating Safer, More Effective Work Places

Individuals are critical to the mission of the organization, which is why ensuring they have the right information to avoid risks and fulfill their roles effectively must also be.

The issue that many organizations face is that in an effort to get people needed information, they err on the side of over-communicating, which can distract individuals from the key messages they need to stay safe and be productive in their roles. The organization's ability to get the right information to the right individuals in the moment of need determines its success.

Tailoring communications so that they are timely and relevant to individuals based on who they are, where they are, and when they are in a particular location enables better information sharing and better risk preemption and responses.

nsight2day provides the tools that enable organizations to communicate with their teams around the world, based on who they are and where they are, providing an effective channel for risk communications and sharing within the organization.

Below, we describe some of the ways nsight2day can help your organization improve safety, encourage learning and sharing, boost recruiting, and engage alumni, volunteer, and donor communities.

Safety

  • Employee location tracking. Geo-location technology supplemented by e-mail, text, and social media communications to find your people anytime, anywhere.

  • Two-way safety check-ins. Employees can proactively report on their well-being by entering a short code, or the organization can prompt them to check in and report on their well-being.

  • Mass emergency notifications. Mass notifications can be sent out via e-mail, text message, websites, and social media sites to alert employees to important safety information and directions.

  • Targeted alerts by location, group, or individual. Where mass notifications are overly broad, the organization can send more targeted messages to pre-identified groups or individual; they also can have the message delivered just to people in a certain geographic area, or those entering the area, for a specified period of time.

  • Family notifications. Employees can designate family members or other contacts to receive updates regarding their safety check-ins, letting them know they are okay.

  • Data analysis for risk prevention. The unique activity and safety dataset created for your institution allows for unique data analysis that can inform tactics for preventing future risks from arising at all.

  • Access to safety risk factors and guidance triggered by location in over 150 countries (premium service). Whether a trip is planned or spur-of-the-moment, employees will receive timely safety insights when they arrive and as new information becomes available, all triggered automatically by their location.

Learning and Sharing

  • Targeted messages by location, group, or individual. Where mass notifications are overly broad, the organization can send more targeted messages to pre-identified groups or individual; they also can have the message delivered just to people in a certain geographic area, or those entering the area, for a specified period of time.

  • Integrated communications. Provide valuable information layers (e.g., political insights, key role information, and on-the-ground alerts) to your people on the same platform that they receive personal, risk, and other messages.

  • Insightful news. Engage employees, staff, volunteers, members, and donors with daily or weekly news updates that attach the organization's perspective to current events, and in doing so make them feel a greater connection with the organization.

  • Customer/Donor connections. Connect with key groups outside of the organization to offer insights, entertainment, offers, or information based on who they are, where they are, and when they are there.

  • Enabled sharing. Empower team members to share messages, alerts, reminders, and recommendations to lower barriers to sharing and learning.

  • Recognition of people and/or projects. Publicize personal or organizational achievements for internal and external communities, calling individuals or projects out where they are for those nearest to share in the achievement.

  • Livlihood support. Provide useful tools for connecting individuals to those who share interests and are close by to foster stronger personal networks.

  • Customer connections. Foster stronger ties between those who believe in your mission and brand and their social networks by empowering them to communicate and connect in a new way.