Across campuses, instructors and students are continually sharing information. Often, they use hardcopy formats — a handwritten brainstorming session, work for an algebra equation or a page from a reference book. Until now, the challenge has been: How do instructors and students get this hardcopy information into their digital workflow?
Making information mobile for instructors and students
Traditional processes for uploading hardcopy material into a Cloud-based application — such as Dropbox, Google Drive™ or a learning management system like Blackboard Learn™ — can be cumbersome and inefficient. What was once a multi-step process of scanning, saving, emailing and uploading has been replaced with one simple step — using the Integrated Cloud Environment Education Package from RICOH.
Modernize document sharing
Sharing information digitally between teachers and students can be so much more than sending a scanned image of a document. Ricoh ICE converts scanned documents into multiple digital file formats — including Word®, Excel® and PDFs. Optical Character Recognition (OCR) capabilities are built in. This means that instead of static images, scanning creates practical documents that can be easily located, edited and shared with those who need it, however they need the information.
How your institution can benefit
Education environments have unique needs, so Ricoh has designed the ICE Cloud Education Package to make your specific workflows smoother and more efficient. Imagine using your MFP to communicate directly with your Blackboard Learn account — no need for tedious workarounds. Scan directly into services such as DropBox, Office 365™, Google Drive, Box™, Evernote or Canvas — so your information is instantly accessible using your favorite Cloud services and ready to use or share.
Ricoh's cloud-enabled multifunction devices
Ricoh’s robust MFPs make it easy to share information, with minimal steps. Just log-in, choose your settings and scan. Here’s how it works. At any MFP displaying the Ricoh Cloud Apps decal, simply touch the icon on the user interface. Then, choose from available connectors — such as the “Scan 2 Learn” connector for Blackboard — and scan. It’s that simple. Say goodbye to complicated multi-step processes and hello to MFPs that make campus life easier.