Student life is not easy at the best of times. But during the two most stressful parts of collegial life – exams and job hunting – the Adlib Express PDF conversion solution is helping out at the University of Western Ontario’s Richard Ivey School of Business.

In the bad old days, all exam documents were copied to floppy disks and submitted to school administrators. Extra staff and hundreds of hours were required to offload the documents from the disks, then print and organize the exams for grading.

Today’s students – using their laptop computers ,which are de rigeur on campuses everywhere - generate Excel, PowerPoint and Word files during their exams, which they submit electronically to the school’s intranet.

Our server – integrated with the school’s legacy system for document workflow optimization – performs a one-time bulk conversion into secure, accessible PDFs. This automated process merges them together and adds a cover sheet for easy identification, making them easier for professors to review and grade. The results:

  • Significant reduction in the time required to prepare exams for grading
  • Elimination of costs associated with extra temporary staff
  • Better security for students’ materials

PDF Resume Packages

Also, when students at the Richard Ivey School of Business are seeking jobs, they can upload relevant documents to the university’s intranet, which are then converted into PDF packages, and submitted by the school to recruiters.

Making university life easier – that’s something we’ve gotten behind in a big way!