Universities are using voice technology in conference rooms, student unions, and stadiums to enhance the campus experience. Alexa makes it easier to collaborate, start class routines, navigate campus, and get the most out of game day. With Alexa for Business, schools can conveniently manage all Alexa-enabled devices on campus through a centralized console. Administrators can provision multiple Alexa devices at once, automatically connect devices to your institution’s account, specify device locations, and enable authorized skills.
“Alexa, start my class”
Classroom setups differ from building to building, and remembering how to interact with different interfaces can be confusing for professors moving between rooms. With Alexa, professors can walk into any classroom or lecture hall on campus and start their class using simple and intuitive voice commands. When a professor asks Alexa to start their class, Alexa can turn on the screen and start the projector. They can also ask Alexa to dim the lights and adjust the temperature. Alexa simplifies the experience so professors can focus on what matters most: educating students.
Increase collaboration with smart conference rooms
Alexa makes collaboration easier by simplifying the process for booking and starting meetings. When students need to find a space for an impromptu study session at the library, they can ask “Alexa, find an open meeting room.” Using the location of the device, Alexa will locate and book the closest available room. When it’s time for university staff to start a meeting, they can walk into the conference room and ask “Alexa, join my meeting.” Alexa will find the meeting on the calendar and work with your existing conference equipment to turn on the display, connect to video, and dial into the conference line.
Navigate campus with digital wayfinding
Alexa offers a novel self-service way for new students, visitors, and parents to navigate and explore campus. Alexa can link to your school database and calendar, so information is always up-to-date with the latest news and happenings. When located in common areas like student unions or libraries, Alexa can give directions, provide information about the school, and enhance the overall experience of being on campus.
Help new students get to know campus
Alexa serves as a tool to help new students get information about campus. Students can ask Alexa how far it is to the engineering building or find out about a professor’s drop-in hours and locate their office. Students can get information about upcoming sporting events and learn out about workshops or upcoming speakers. If they are hungry, students can use Alexa to find the closest restaurant. Alexa helps reduce the stress of navigating a new campus so students can acclimate to student life more quickly.
Help visitors explore campus
Alexa gives visitors to your school a self-service way to explore campus. Alexa can help visitors locate the sports stadium or offer recommendations on what to do and see on campus. If they are curious about the university, Alexa can offer up interesting facts, like why the university was founded and help them identify areas of interest. Alexa helps visitors have a more positive experience on campus, while reducing the load for campus staff.
Make campus more accessible
For people with disabilities, Alexa makes campus more accessible. Alexa can help the visually impaired get directions and give a sense of the size and configuration of buildings to make them easier to navigate – all by using their voice. Alexa can help people with physical limitations identify wheelchair accessible entrances or request assistance. Voice technology gives everyone equal access to information regardless of their disability.
Create the ultimate fan experience
Whether at the stadium or in the arena, Alexa helps amplify the fan experience on game day. Using Alexa-enabled devices, you can deliver a personalized experience in stadium suites where fans can get the menu, order food, change the channel, and play music – all without missing a play. Using their voice, fans can stay up-to-date on the game and get answers about the team and stadium. Fans can ask which players are in the starting lineup, when the stadium was built, and get the latest stats about the game and season. With Alexa, you can give fans a seamless way to enjoy the game.