Internal campus email is a thing of the past
In order to connect with e-mail, you actually have to know the recipient's e-mail address.
Announce emails, clog inboxes and are usually unrelated. Students have thousands of unread announce emails. Alumni block their universities as a result of the spam.
Campus .edu e-mails expire after graduation. This forms a disconnect between the community.
Campus events are shared via email blasts. It is annoying for students to sift through the heaps of unread mail to find the weekly event email.
Campus jobs/career opportunities are also shared via email blasts. Students rarely even notice this e-mail.
Conversations in group email threads are very difficult to follow.
Video content cannot be shared via e-mail, even though that is the most followed medium for campus news.
Campus email newsletters are one directional. What if students or alumni have questions back to the university?
What if a student wants to ask a public question ? Is he to cc the whole university?
What if there is an emergency? An email will go unnoticed. There is no instant notification system on campus. That alone is a big problem.
All students, alumni and the administration connected in one directory.
A public noticeboard with filtering options based on profile information to target relevant audiences
Accounts do not expire. The user label is automatically changed from ‘student’ to ‘alumni’ upon graduation
A social event feed which simply displays all event related information as well as the RSVP list.
A job feed where an interested party can click a button and go into a direct chat with the creator of the job ad
Group chats are far easier to follow and participants to share rich media instantly.
Gradchat allows video sharing on the Noticeboard or even within individual and group chats.
Official Gradchat accounts allow university administration to respond to announcements, general posts or even instant messages.
Students, alumni or the administration can post public posts on the Noticeboard.
Push notification announcements allow the administration to reach all students instantly regarding important information.