Located in Vermillion, South Dakota, the University of South Dakota (USD) is the state's oldest University. USD offers students 132 undergraduate programs and 54 graduate programs, more than 120 organizations and clubs as well as NCAA Division I sports. USD is an academic leader in the state and region and is considered South Dakota's designated liberal arts institution and its flagship university.
The University of South Dakota is using CommonSpot to manage content for its “myU”, the University’s faculty, staff and student portal powered by uPortal. CommonSpot is used to enable the easy management of portal content. myU provides convenient and easy access to a wide variety of information and services, such as teaching technology, training, student information, calendars, and so on through a single Web interface. CommonSpot’s unlimited API’s and XML framework make it possible to integrate with university portals (such as uPortal and Luminous) as well as other applications. Once integrated, content contributors can also take advantage of other CommonSpot capabilities (such as form creation) not commonly available in portal systems.