Tuesday, February 07 | 1:00PM–2:00PM ET | Online

Webinar | How California Polytechnic State University Centralized IT to Provide a Modern Software Hub for Students

This webinar is a part of the EDUCAUSE Industry & Campus Solutions series.

California Polytechnic State University (CPSU) had an ambitious strategy to centralize all university IT to provide the best possible service for students. The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted a number of emerging challenges and expectations from a new generation of students. Speaking frankly, they described old methods of software delivery as a dumpster fire and knew they needed to work fast. Working with AppsAnywhere, CPSU created the the Cal Poly Software Hub (software.calpoly.edu), an app store-style platform that gives Cal Poly students, faculty, and staff access to software that is currently available for academic use. This software not only helped centralize IT but also offered an incredible amount of flexibility to faculty and students alike!


  • Understand the AppsAnywhere process
  • Review challenges that higher education faces
  • Learn about the benefits of a modern software delivery solution


  • Alison Robinson

    Associate Vice President, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Resources & Downloads

  • Slides

    2 MB, pdf - Updated on 1/22/2024
  • Transcript

    227 KB, pdf - Updated on 1/22/2024
  • Recording

    Updated on 1/22/2024

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