Over the past decade, SlideRoom has grown into a platform used by institutions around the world to accept and review applications and multimedia portfolios. With this in mind, we are excited to announce the launch of SlideRoom in datacenters all over the world. Bearing in mind different legal requirements for data storage, privacy, and server operations, our new SlideRoom environments are a first step in a broad global expansion. Each new environment is dedicated to serving the particular needs of our clients in Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific region.
The features SlideRoom customers most frequently request have to do with managing their larger relationships with applicants during and after the application process. Ultimately, their desire is to see a unified contact record that displays activity from every touchpoint. This might include email campaigns, help desk communications, or simply recording ad hoc interactions. Further, customers don't want to abandon the services they are already using; they simply want to bring that information together.
With Salesforce's surging presence in the edtech sector, more SlideRoom customers will likely be using Salesforce for their SIS and CRM needs. With that in mind, we wanted to let you know that SlideRoom fully integrates with your Salesforce instance. This includes setting up automated exports from SlideRoom to send Salesforce designated data and files on a scheduled basis.
SlideRoom's design makes it easy to use, but new users may benefit from an overview that helps them get started. When a new customer signs up for a SlideRoom account, we want them to have a guide that they can refer back to when needed; a guide they can download, print out, and access anywhere. With that in mind, we've created "Tips for Getting Started as a New SlideRoom Administrator."
Applying to college can be daunting, overwhelming, and frustrating. Colleges that use SlideRoom make the process easier and more streamlined, but you still need to know where to begin. With that in mind, we've created "Tips for Getting Started as a New SlideRoom Applicant."
High School Counselors and Teachers often reach out to us with questions about how they can help students who will be using SlideRoom to apply to colleges and universities. Now, there's an easy-to-use guide that any staff member can reference when guiding their students through the SlideRoom application process: "The High School Counselor's Guide to SlideRoom."
SlideRoom frequently receives inquiries from High School teachers and counselors asking how they can help creative students showcase their skills as they are applying to college. The following letter is one example:
At this year's NACAC conference, we hosted a panel discussion about the growing importance of portfolios within admissions. While art schools have always asked for artifacts of achievement, STEM fields are beginning to experiement with this admissions practice. We asked representatives from MIT and Carnegie Mellon to share some lessons they have learned over the past few years. The themes that emerged included logistics, evaluation, and the general motivation behind recognizing creativity in all fields.
We have just renewed our longstanding partnership with The Common Application to support portfolios during the admissions process. Our collective goal is to expand access to college by creating a convenient way to submit and review personally meaningful projects.
Over the past decade, portfolios have become a standard part of the application process at many institutions of higher education. Schools of all sizes and selectivity rates use portfolios, but others have been holding back because of concerns about how to incorporate portfolio review into their application and evaluation process.