Modern campuses aren’t exactly by the books

Buildings, desks, and thousands of pounds of coffee beans—looks like a college campus. And while some might argue that caffeine keeps everything running, what’s really underneath a secure, modern campus are all the network connections you can’t see.

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1 Dorm

2 Lecture Hall

3 Campus Cafe

4 Data Center

5 IT Building

6 Campus Security

7 Administration Office

8 Research Labs

9 Library

It’s a big world in there

Classrooms might have walls, but online collaboration with experts worldwide and virtual field trips mean students gain knowledge and participate in projects beyond their campus. And since professors can deliver course information digitally, they can use class time to connect with students, helping them apply knowledge and problem-solve instead of rushing through material.

Digital solutions make it easier for professors to implement project-based learning, flipped classrooms, and other teaching methods.

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Duck statues and duck lips

The most photographed and shared fountain on campus, best used as a backdrop for selfies

Pizza boxes and breakthroughs

Sure, it’s a dorm room, but it’s also a safe space where students can join a course, watch yesterday’s lecture, brainstorm with classmates on a group project, and review online material before an exam. All while streaming their favorite cat videos.

Exceptional Wi-Fi provides strong application performance and the bandwidth needed for each student, which means they get the support to learn at their own pace outside of the classroom.

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Lattes and lesson planning

Professors can kick back with a scone and plan lessons, schedule virtual courses, deliver materials, and set up exams easily with tools that seamlessly integrate with their learning management system (LMS). They can also check in with administrators and share files and data with other professors—securely.

When questions come in from students, they can answer in real time from wherever they are, on whatever device.

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3:  CAMPUS CAFE

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The powerhouse

Your data center—the muscle behind all those network connections. The end-to-end security, analytics, and application performance management that drives safe learning, collaborating, and innovating across (and beyond) the campus.

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Behind the curtain

Your IT department—the place where all the magic happens. IT keeps a campus running, but that’s just the beginning. It also opens doors to new platforms for educators and new resources for students. And everything the IT department does starts with a secure, dependable, intuitive network.

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5: IT BUILDING

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Security on- and offline

Built-in network security means systems administrators can provide the kind of access professors, students, administrators, and researchers need to view materials, records, and data. Secure connections enable collaboration and file sharing around the world—without sharing security risks.

Smarter security cameras provide administrators with information that can inform proactive safety measures, while smart lighting and digital signage can ensure students get where they are going safely. When an incident does occur, alerts can send targeted information across the campus.

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Run it like clockwork

Online collaboration between departments both on campus and across institutions saves travel time and money, and data-driven information on the use of the network, building spaces, parking, and transportation helps system administrators make smart decisions and increase efficiency.

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7:  ADMINISTRATION OFFICE

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Beakers and brainstorms

It’s a think tank, an information powerhouse, and an experimentation zone. When researchers can securely analyze vast amounts of information, run big-data applications, quickly scale computing resources, and collaborate with colleagues around the world, their lab becomes so much more than just a room. A separate research network helps boost security and bandwidth possibilities.

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8: RESEARCH LABS

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Collaborate on unsolved equations

A meeting place or a solitary study room—a connected library offers it all. Students can work independently or partner with other students on their campus or at universities around the globe to share and expand knowledge. Library or birthplace of the next Nobel Prize?

Visit this library to discover how other colleges and universities are innovating with their own intuitive campus.

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Studying meets sunbathing

TEDx talks and lectures streamed on the lawn

Schadenfreude

The next viral fail video, made and posted. Fast Wi-Fi means your campus is about to get 1M views

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Discover how Cisco Meraki helps your network redefine education.

DIRECTORY

1 Dorm

2 Lecture Hall

3 Campus Cafe

4 Data Center

5 IT Building

6 Campus Security

7 Administration Office

8 Research Labs

9 Library

Discover how Cisco Meraki helps your network redefine education.