Available worldwide, campusM is already the preferred mobile solution of more than 25% of UK universities.
Mobile solutions for all your communities – from students and faculty, to prospective students, alumni, and visitors.
campusM is unique in the education sector – offering user features and management tools you won’t find elsewhere.
It couldn’t be easier to get mobile services up and running smoothly at your institution with campusM.
A trusted solution
Available worldwide, campusM is already the preferred mobile solution of more than 25% of UK universities, including global league table leaders Imperial College London and University of Edinburgh.
Everything you’ll need
The campusM platform is all you need to build a world-class mobile presence. Solutions for student recruitment, the student experience and alumni communities are part of the standard package.
Quick and safe to deploy
Our hybrid cloud apps require no local infrastructure or technical support, so customers are up and running within weeks, but at the same time, all your data remains secure, inside the institution.
Easily update in-house
From simple map changes to entirely new screens, you can publish your app updates to all user devices with immediate effect – eliminating time-consuming upgrades to the various app stores.
Packed with Features
Our apps offer a comprehensive set of out-of-the-box services that integrate securely with back-end university management and learning systems:
- Mobile-specific analytics
- Single sign-on
- Campus Pocket Guides
- Maps and directions
- Find a Friend
- News and event feeds
- Links to social networking sites
- University directory
- Search library catalog
- Renew and reserve library items
- Unique mobile file manager
- Works with leading LMSs (VLEs)
- Course and exam timetables
- App Tour
- Feedback – support & feature ideas
- PC and Printer Availability
- Offline working
- Accessibility features
- Alerts and push notifications
- Collections of multimedia resources
- Recents – navigation short-cuts
Imperial College London
University of Edinburgh
University of Wolverhampton
University of Roehampton
Harper Adams University College
Manchester Metropolitan University
Liverpool John Moores University
University of Derby
London South Bank University
University of Leeds
Cardiff Metropolitan University
University of Exeter
Copenhagen Business School
University of Bradford
University of New England
Trinity College Dublin
Royal Holloway – University of London
University of Southampton
University of Winchester
London Metropolitan University
University of Sheffield
University of Birmingham
University of Sussex
University of Westminster
Kings College Road
University Centre Milton Keynes
University for the Creative Arts
oMbiel is recruiting for a Marketing Manager
In its ongoing expansion into new markets, oMbiel has identified a need for a Marketing Manager. Based at our Wolverhampton office, the Marketing Manager will manage all aspects of the company’s marketing activities, including lead generation e-marketing, company websites, social media, marketing collateral across a range of media, events (internal and external), partners and sponsors, PR, advertising, and market / competitor research.
This is a demanding but rewarding role for an energetic marketing professional who can also make a broader commercial contribution to decision-making in such areas as pricing, product development and routes to market.
Interested? Send your CV to email@example.com.
MMU wins Guardian Student Experience award
A couple of us went over to Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) recently to deliver their annual health check (part of the standard campusM package). The University had recently won the Guardian Student Experience award, and in conversation, staff-members saw campusM as part of that success.
MMU has been making use of a range of technologies, including campusM, in its root and branch overhaul of curriculum design and delivery – the focus of the award. One objective was to provide personalized information across a range of channels, including mobile, as The Guardian itself reported:
“Students were also keen to integrate mobile technologies into every aspect of their university lives: this included personalised information on timetables, deadlines, reading lists and learning resources.”
At the end of the day, though, what MMU has achieved is the successful completion of a far-reaching programme of change.
Congratulations to everyone at MMU, from the campusM team.
iLancaster mobile app shortlisted for Times Higher Education award
Lancaster University has been shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Times Higher Education awards, in the category ICT Initiative of the Year. The team at Lancaster has played a pioneering role in using the campusM mobile platform to extend its iLancaster app, meeting local needs and student expectations. By sharing good practice, which they are always happy to do (Lancaster’s Brian Green is Chair of the campusM User Group, for example), they drive up standards of mobile provision right across the sector. Among the raft of features on iLancaster that make university life easier, is a service that Brian and his team have developed to locate available washing machines in the various launderettes on campus.
So fingers crossed for Thursday June 20th, when the winners will be announced.
US-based Empire Education Group chooses campusM
Empire Education Group has selected campusM to provide its students with personalized information from its student records system on any device. Empire, which runs more than 100 beauty schools in the US, first heard about campusM through an Educause event. We’re now planning implementation project – due to start next month – which will provide mobile apps to Empire students across 21 states.
LinkedIn goes native
In what’s been described as “a stunning reversal”, LinkedIn has become the latest social networking provider – following a similar move by Facebook last year – to break from HTML5 and return to native mobile apps. In this interview, Kiran Prasad, Senior Director for Mobile Engineering, reveals that LinkedIn has suffered from memory problems as users spend more and more time in the app, and HTML5 has also limited the development of an attractive look and feel (animation, for example, is smoother and more sophisticated with a native approach). One striking quotation from Prasad: “we recognize now that HTML5 is not allowing us to do the best for our users” sums up LinkedIn’s current position and really chimes with our own thinking here at campusM.
campusM is now recruiting for a Moodle and E-Learning Systems Developer
Are you the Moodle and E-Learning System Developer we’re looking for?
You’ll need seasoned business skills to identify future developments for the mobile learning component of the campusM platform roadmap. Technically you’ll need to be able to develop Web Services, run our VLE test environments, and generally pitch in with our hard-working and dynamic mobile technology team here in Wolverhampton, where the position is based.
This is a full-time position reporting directly to the CEO of oMbiel. Interested? Check out ombiel.com (on the Careers page, under the About Us tab) for further details, then send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Counting down the days to Thursday’s campusM User Group meeting
Thursday’s campusM User Group meeting will be Andrew Taylor’s first as Client Satisfaction Manager. He was telling me this morning that almost 50 representatives from UK and European Universities have signed up to attend the all-day event which University College London (UCL) has kindly agreed to host.
In response to feedback, we’ve filled the agenda with customers telling their own stories of campusM developments. We always look forward to CEO Hugh Griffiths’ update on the campusM roadmap, and I know that he’s planning to demonstrate a very exciting new development at the meeting. Finally, in case you’re not aware, we’ve lifted the technical developer sessions out to a separate event which we’ll be running some time in July.
See you at UCL on Thursday?
campusM delivers Offline Prospectus Order Form for the University of Derby
Jon and Mike went to the University of Derby a couple of months ago to deliver some AEK training. A key requirement identified by University staff was a solution to capture prospectus requests from visitors attending UCAS recruitment events, where internet connectivity may not be present.
In collaboration with the University of Derby we built a mobile service to help staff at the event to record expressions of interest onto an Offline Prospectus Order Form using their iPads. After an event, the team upload the data from each device, and by calling the University’s Web Service, campusM is able to feed the records into University systems. Marketing staff at the University of Derby have now attended a number of events, and are delighted with the service.
Anglia Ruskin University invests in campusM Enterprise
Anglia Ruskin University has signed up for campusM Enterprise to deliver what every higher education institution needs – well-designed mobile apps providing personalized information and services to everyone from prospective students to academic staff. At last week’s Technical Discovery Workshop (a one-day familiarization session that is part of the standard campusM package), the enthusiasm right across the team at the University was palpable. They’re setting to work on customized services for staff and students, and have plans to use the mobile app to support open days and conferences. They really like the alerting facility, and may use it for overdue library book notifications and for timetable cancellations.
We’re all looking forward to seeing what innovative new services they come up with using the powerful combination of Enterprise and the AEK (App Extension Kit).
Try out our location-based services at UCISA’s annual conference in Liverpool
This year, campusM is once again partnering with UCISA to provide a mobile app for their prestigious annual conference.
For this event, UCISA is working with us on a bit of an experiment. We’ll be placing QR codes and NFC touchpoints at key locations across the venue, mainly outside presentation rooms. Delegates can use these touchpoints to find out, on their phones or tablets, what’s happening next in that room, or maybe get more details about the current session.
We’ve been developing ideas around location-based services for universities for some time now, and this will help us test them out. So if you’re at UCISA next week, we would love to know how you get on with these touchpoints. Come and visit our exhibition stand and give us your feedback.
Deploying campusM at your institution
We can deploy campusM at your institution within short timeframes and manage ongoing updates on your behalf. Through technical knowledge transfer, we support you in customizing and branding your app as required.
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