There are three main areas you can research for possible existing solutions:
- Your HSU IT contacts. They'll have a good sense as to whether anything currently in use or being evaluated for use on campus has the potential to be adapted to meet your needs.
- Your peers at other CSUs and colleges - ask them if they've ever encountered the problem you're looking to solve and, if so, how they resolved it.
- Search the Internet using keywords from your problem definition.
The results of this process should provide you with a shortlist of solutions.