The students can be reminded by virtual assitents of appointments, submissions, planned activities, etc. or be invited to take action in the form of a dialogue; such a service can be implemented either individually as a simple bot or university-wide as a digital appointment assistant with a connection to central administration systems.
The appointments, tasks and selection processes and decision-making processes can be managed and communicated in the form of Slack bots.
DailyBot | Slack App Directory
GreetBot | Slack App Directory