Student Services

"Students might check on that e-mail communication from the university once or twice a week, and by that time there might be 200 messages."  

-- The Chronicle of Higher Education, Sept. 2012

It's become clear that email alone is no longer an effective tool for reaching and engaging today’s student body as it's one of the last places students check for something new or interesting. Yet, many student service organizations still rely heavily on email to promote campus events and other activities that are key to overall student success. ConnectYard allows you to easily deliver important and timely notifications to students via SMS (text, picture and video messaging), Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other places they are more likely to check and interact with than email.

ConnectYard is very easy to use and works with existing websites, portals and email systems, including listservs. ConnectYard allows for end users to opt-in to the channels on which they prefer to receive notifications - either one-to-one or one-to-many communications. Numerous institutions are utilizing our unique platform to enhance how they engage with their students.


Features & Benefits

Replaces Antiquated Listsrvs

  • With ConnectYard’s easy to use platform, Administrators can now send an email directly to ConnectYard to use its listsrvs. That email is transmitted as a ConnectYard Listsrvs, going out to the students preferred channels.

Robust Analytics

  • ConnectYard offers a highly robust analytic feature. With our analytics feature you can run reports across the entire campus, including channel adoption, time to view messages, and much more.

Opt-in Notifications

  • Notifications for all communication channels are opt-in and can be customized. Students can manage and opt-in to other “Yards” that they are interested in joining (Student Affairs, Athletics, First Year Student Experience, etc.).

Automatically Updates Social Media Pages

  • ConnectYard automatically posts across all of your Facebook and Twitter pages regardless from where the message originates (e.g. portal, email, etc). This saves time as you need only send one message to reach all of your social media outlets. 

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ConnectYard offers a flat rate price based on the number of potential subscribers during a given year. The more users you have, the lower the unit cost per user. This includes unlimited messaging and groups, phone and email support as well as version updates and upgrades. The service license can be purchased annually with discounts applied for multi-year agreements.

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