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The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation (KADK) was founded in 2011 on the basis of a merger between the Academy’s School of Architecture, the Danish Design School and the Academy’s School of Conservation.

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Education
Europe, Denmark

The Challenge

KADK has no less than 400 educators, 3 schools,7 institutes and around 2,000 students that study a variety of modules in different fields of study. As a result, it is quite cumbersome to offer students and educators organized and updated knowledge about every program and module at KADK.

The Solution

When KADK were to change the existing SharePoint 2010 platform to SharePoint 2013, the academy chose an intranet solution based on LiveTiles Intranet that features an integrated room portal. In this portal educators and students can easily find rooms dedicated to each program and module.

The Result

As a result, it is both simple and effective for students and educators to find important information and perform essential actions.
KADK eductauion industry intranet home page

The Challenge:

Every day around 2,000 creative students develop their abilities within architecture, design and preservation in one of KADK’s many study programs. A solution was needed to make sure the students were able to find the information they needed quickly and with the least amount of fuss.

Now, with students studying remotely, the education industry intranet is more important than ever. The Challenge has been to make sure everyone is aware of what needs to be done, when projects need to be handed in and who they can contact in case of questions.

KADK eductauion industry intranet home page

The Solution:

In the education industry intranet portal educators and students can easily find rooms dedicated to each program and module.

The rooms offer a spot where all information about individual modules and programs are gathered. Furthermore, the rooms allow for a number of actions. Students can hand in assignments by uploading documents. In the same way, educators can share teaching resources, send group emails and easily print lists with contact information and pictures of students.

To create and maintain information about every single of KADK’s modules manually would demand a whole lot of resources. This is why KADK has established processes that ensure this happens automatically.

When KADK’s module catalogue is updated before the start of a new semester, a room is automatically created for each of the catalogue’s modules. A site template makes sure that the rooms contain the right type of content and the right features.

The rooms draw information from the administration system and continuously update lists of students that follow a module. In this way, students are given access to the right rooms, and, at the same time, the display in module rooms of students, that follow a certain module, stays updated.

Students and educators can findall they need in one place because we have gathered information and functionality. In this way we have created a small digital workplace.

Pia Balslev Larsen, IT Coordinator at KADK
KADK eductauion industry intranet home page

The Results:

As employees as well as students in KADK have well-developed competences within visual communication it is particular important for KADK that the organization’s intranet and room portal is visually appealing.

This is why the academy had a custom design made for their LiveTiles solution. The design is consistent throughout the solution. From the front page of the intranet down to single module rooms, the visual line is kept.

The resulting intranet portal is both simple and effective for students and educators to find important information and perform essential actions.

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