What exactly does the term “widget” imply, and should we use one?

A digital widget has a graphical user interface, and acts like a small app. For instance, you might implement a “click to chat” button in a widget that allows prospective and current students to contact your department  immediately. 

How does it work? You can copy and paste the embed code from your solution dashboard into the desired location on your website. The right vendor can develop, update, and install many widgets and provide live chat connections wherever your students go since a widget can be all that stands between you and a real-time connection with your end-users.