EDUCAUSE selects campusM

EDUCAUSE selects campusM

Native Apps vs. HTML5

Native Apps vs. HTML5

campusM – Apps Your Students and Prospects will love

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Our Customers

Available worldwide, campusM is already the preferred mobile solution of more than 25% of UK universities.

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Our Solutions

Mobile solutions for all your communities – from students and faculty, to prospective students, alumni, and visitors.

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Our Technology

campusM is unique in the education sector – offering user features and management tools you won’t find elsewhere.

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campusM is:

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
  • campusM Enterprise
  • campusM Student
  • campusM oMni-channel
  • campusM lean portal

campusM™ Enterprise

campusM Enterprise offers mobile services tailored to meet the needs of individuals as well as key groups.

Personalized services

campusM Enterprise works with your university directory to match user profiles with mobile services. It provides a framework for designing personalized content aimed at individuals and groups such as prospective students, faculty, alumni, and, of course, your students.

Single or multiple apps, your choice

Create unique versions of campusM for different communities, and deploy as multiple apps or as a single mobile app for your entire institution.

campusM™ Student

campusM Student delivers services that meet the individual needs of today’s learners on their mobile devices.

Taking more university to the student

Smart institutions select technologies that fit personalized services and learning into the student lifestyle. campusM makes it easier to communicate with even the most hard-to-reach students, wherever they are.

Experiences that exceed expectations

campusM offers well-designed personalized mobile services, from course and exam timetables, to campus maps that can even locate available PCs. Students are freed up to focus on succeeding in their studies, and can navigate the university’s services with ease.

campusM™ oMni-channel

campusM is setting the gold standard for oMni-channel communication strategies with its responsive lean portal and range of true native apps.

What does oMni-channel mean?

An oMni-channel approach offers your users a truly agnostic experience which does not change depending on the device they are using to access your services.  campusM delivers this with smartphone apps and a desktop lean portal, blending unified design and content whilst making the most of native functionality.

Simplified management of oMni-channel delivery

campusM institutions communicate consistently across all channels without incurring the management overhead of multiple user environments. campusM streamlines customizations into a single operation, with automatic updates to all deployments on all devices, reducing the total cost of oMni-channel delivery.

campusM™ responsive lean portal

campusM transforms browser-based delivery with its responsive lean portal solution.

Consistent brand experience across all communication channels

The responsive lean portal delivers a gold standard user experience that adapts to the screen size of any browser-enabled device. campusM aligns with omni-channel strategies by presenting consistent branded services and communications across all devices, from desktop to smartphone.

Slimming down the campus portal

The campusM responsive lean portal delivers rapid ROI and lower total cost of ownership compared with larger portal suites. From a single source of truth, campusM streamlines content and functions across all channels, simplifying deployment and maintenance.

  • User Features
  • Cloud
  • App Manager
  • Apps
  • App Extension Kit
  • Analytics
  • Alerts

Push Notifications

Send push notifications across the university, or to individuals, using the campusM Alerts Server to iOS, Android and RIM.

Automatic updates

Users know they always have the latest features and content, with our synching framework that deploys updates instantly.

Single sign-on

Our security framework simplifies authentication by allowing users to log in once and access different systems.

Timetables

Personalized course and exam timetables, linked to campus maps for ease of navigation.

Recents

Navigate around the app quickly with shortcuts to the home page and recently-visited screens.

Navigate your campus

Search for buildings and other amenities by name, pinpoint them, and navigate with campus maps, using GPS.

News and events

All the latest university news and event feeds delivered on the move.

Connect with social networks

Share exciting news and events or any content in the app on Twitter, Facebook, BlackBerry Messenger and email.

University contacts

Search the university directory. Phone or email contacts and add them directly to the phone’s address book.

My library account

View your library account details, reserve or renew books, and find learning resources in the library catalog.

Pocket Guides

Everything you need – from campus tours and the student handbook, complete with maps, to emergency help, even calls and email – within the app itself.

Courses

Students can view assignment or course details, and find out grades.

Videos and photos

Tune into mobile collections of videos, podcasts, and other resources.

App Tour

A helpful guide to features such as navigational shortcuts and app feedback.

Capture feedback

Users can submit feedback and ideas for future enhancements. Support issues can be sent directly to your helpdesk system.

PC Availability

Check PC availability across campus and use GPS to locate the nearest computer.

Offline working

Users can carry on working when they’re not connected, with our advanced caching framework.

Links to web pages

Follow links to web pages from custom icons on the home page or within the Pocket Guides. And single sign-on means no extra login, even to secure areas.

Accessibility

Our app responds to iPhone accessibility features by changing behavior to help users with impaired vision.

Find a Friend

Locate friends and family on campus. Make contact and meet up more easily.

campusM™ Hybrid Cloud

With our hybrid cloud apps, campusM institutions enjoy all the benefits of our shared mobile platform, while keeping their sensitive data inside the institution.

Lower total cost of ownership

Deployment takes place within the short timescales that typify cloud-based solutions. With minimal in-house skills and infrastructure requirements, campusM eliminates the burden of recurring upgrades, and reduces maintenance requirements dramatically.

The very latest mobile innovations

campusM updates the mobile devices of all your users automatically with the latest features and platform innovations, without any intervention on your part. Customizations and integrations are safeguarded during upgrades. With campusM, your mobile services are fully available and highly resilient.

campusM™ App Manager

The campusM App Manager is a powerful portal that makes it easy to manage, customize and publish updates to our mobile apps.

Putting you in control

From a simple interface you can update features, campus maps and geolocations, mobile branding, and manage content, without specialist skills.

Publishing updates to all mobile platforms

The publishing feature updates mobile apps on all platforms directly with changes and customizations as you make them – eliminating time-consuming upgrades to the different app stores.

campusM™ Mobile Apps

Our cross-platform strategy delivers the best possible user experiences on every device.

All the inclusivity of multiple-device support

To deliver rich experiences across all devices, we design and develop native campusM apps for the iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad®, Android, and BlackBerry. We also make available a mobile web browser app, so everyone can access your mobile services.

Advanced integration and synching

With their own secure integration framework, campusM apps integrate easily with legacy and third party systems. Our apps also detect updates on the campusM App Manager and perform automatic synchronizations.

 

campusM™ App Extension Kit (AEK)

Our AEK gives you the power and flexibility to extend campusM apps, meeting local needs with features developed in-house.

Support your in-house developers

Based on HTML5, the AEK gives your developers the power to extend campusM apps with screens, toolbars, new menu items, and integrated services.

Write once, deploy instantly

Developers need not develop separate solutions for each mobile platform. Once a new feature is built, it is automatically deployed across our platforms instantly – eliminating time-consuming upgrades to the different App Stores.

Here’s a few examples of how customers have used the AEK:

  • Student Finance
  • Live Bus Timetables
  • Help Desk Integration
  • PC and Room Booking
  • VLE/LMS Module
  • Student Surveys
  • House Finder
  • Mashups of Announcements from Blackboard and Sharepoint
  • Moodle Extensions
  • Live Washing Machine and Dryer Availability

Student Finance

Students can view their university finance statement – invoices, credits and payments.

 

campusM™ Insight Analytics

campusM Insight gives you full usage reporting designed specifically for today’s mobile environment.

Business intelligence for your mobile services

campusM Insight goes beyond website-based analytics to capture mobile-specific data such as button-press metrics, and the devices, operating systems and platforms in use across the institution. campusM Insight records the offline usage that is common with mobile apps, and reports on features and pages added locally to your mobile app.

campusM™ Alerts

campusM Alerts is a cost-free and comprehensive communications channel delivered in real time.

A joined-up alerts system

The campusM Alerts Server can send university-wide push notifications to iOS, Android, and BlackBerry mobile devices anywhere in the world. Where a user has registered more than one device with campusM, the Alerts Server simply messages both devices. Your alerts can include rich text with links to campus maps and other resources.

Flexible Personalized Alerts

The campusM Alerts Server integrates with university back-end systems to send out timely personalized communications. Keep your students on track with timetable changes, assignment deadline reminders and library notifications. Our alerts also work with text messaging systems to keep your SMS costs down.

  • Implementation
  • Integration
  • Design & Branding
  • 360 Degree Support

campusM™ Implementation

We offer a range of professional services to suit your institutional skills and the scope of your implementation.

Transferring all the skills and knowledge you need

We give your staff the training and ongoing support they need to manage your mobile app independently.

A track record you can rely on

With well-proven processes in place, we will get campusM up and running at your institution smoothly and quickly. Our technical consultants have a strong track record for rapid deployments. Their deep knowledge of higher education systems means ease of integration with legacy and third party systems.

campusM™ Integration

Integrating campusM mobile apps with your campus systems delivers rich and convenient services to your users, wherever they are.

Fully-integrated mobile services

campusM complies with leading standards, simplifying integration with legacy and third party systems. Our wide range of pre-built connectors to the most popular university management and learning systems minimizes deployment time.

Experience you can trust

We have successfully integrated campusM apps with an impressive range of back-end systems.

Design & Branding

Smartphones and tablets are changing the way the world interacts with higher education, so your mobile presence needs to be in the vanguard of brand design and management.

Mobilizing your institution’s prestige

We deliver exciting unique designs specifically for mobile. Customized and styled by our mobile design specialists, our apps help to generate and sustain brand recognition and loyalty from the earliest interactions.

360 Degree Support

We are always available to help you meet your mobile goals.

Thrive after go-live

Our customers can count on us to help with anything from basic queries and managing app store processes, to bespoke customizations. Our standard 360 Degree Support package includes regular health checks of all customer deployments, and recommendations to keep them ahead of the pack with leading mobile experiences.

Welcome to the campusM community

Join the campusM online community, and access its growing knowledge base. Let your developers share customizations and marketers discuss best practice. We listen closely to our customers, feeding their ideas into the product roadmap.

  • 2014/04/17Essential website maintenance
  • 2014/04/15Imperial College London hosts another successful campusM User Group meeting
  • 2014/04/09University of Cape Town delivers omni-channel campusM integrated with PeopleSoft
  • 2014/04/03Long Live the Mobile App Czar! Scott Bruckel reigns supreme at NERCOMP
  • 2014/04/02campusM team welcomes Vibs Trivedi, Java Developer
  • 2014/03/24More Stateside Success for campusM at EDUCAUSE Connect, Chicago
  • 2014/03/18Canterbury Christ Church University selects the campusM Platform
  • 2014/03/14Scott Bruckel, Vice President of Sales, North America
  • 2014/03/11campusM welcomes new Marketing Manager, Jackie Sherlock
  • 2014/03/03University of Bradford student app competition uncovers talent and vision
  • 2014/02/26Omni-channel delivery with campusM at Imperial College London
  • 2014/02/11Extending campusM technology out to other public services
  • 2014/01/21campusM takes its EDUCAUSE partnership to the next level
  • 2014/01/16Queensborough Community College takes the lead on mobile delivery with campusM
  • 2013/12/23Seasons Greetings from everyone at campusM
  • 2013/12/19Developing your own campusM features using the AEK
  • 2013/12/10Gordon Alexander, VLE developer, joins the campusM team
  • 2013/12/04campusM provides app for UCISA’s first two-day Infrastructure Group conference
  • 2013/11/15Come and meet campusM at CISG2013 next week in Brighton
  • 2013/11/05EDUCAUSE publishes 2013 ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and IT
  • 2013/10/30The campusM team recuperates after an incredible EDUCAUSE conference
  • 2013/10/23The campusM team runs Mobile Strategy Briefing in London
  • 2013/10/11Heading to the EDUCAUSE 2013 Annual Conference? Download the app now
  • 2013/10/04HighEdWeb 2013 Annual Conference app now available for download
  • 2013/09/25EDUCAUSE working with campusM on its Annual Conference app
  • 2013/09/18iOS 7 campusM app now available to all customers
  • 2013/09/12campusM Platform to provide app for HighEdWeb 2013 Annual Conference
  • 2013/09/06campusM to provide the official event app for the Educause 2013 Annual Conference
  • 2013/07/22campusM goes to print on NFC and location-based services in this summer’s ACUTA Journal
  • 2013/07/12oMbiel welcomes its new Marketing Manager, Javed Shariff
  • 2013/07/01Five stars for campusM
  • 2013/06/21University of Hull invests in campusM
  • 2013/06/12Royal Veterinary College selects campusM to ramp up technological innovation
  • 2013/06/06oMbiel is now on LinkedIn
  • 2013/05/29What do our customers say about campusM Enterprise?
  • 2013/05/24oMbiel is recruiting for a Marketing Manager
  • 2013/05/10MMU wins Guardian Student Experience award
  • 2013/05/07iLancaster mobile app shortlisted for Times Higher Education award
  • 2013/05/02US-based Empire Education Group chooses campusM
  • 2013/04/24LinkedIn goes native
  • 2013/04/16campusM is now recruiting for a Moodle and E-Learning Systems Developer
  • 2013/04/15Counting down the days to Thursday’s campusM User Group meeting
  • 2013/04/10campusM delivers Offline Prospectus Order Form for the University of Derby
  • 2013/03/23Anglia Ruskin University invests in campusM Enterprise
  • 2013/03/08Try out our location-based services at UCISA’s annual conference in Liverpool
  • 2013/02/24Integrating campusM mobile apps with content management systems
  • 2013/02/14campusM welcomes David Seeds, Business Development Manager
  • 2013/02/06campusM elicits enhancement requests from the user community
  • 2013/01/31A successful launch for moodleM at ULCC this week
  • 2013/01/23Keele University plans mobile services for all its communities with campusM Enterprise
  • 2013/01/15campusM welcomes its new Client Satisfaction Manager
  • 2013/01/08University of Leeds praises “miraculously short delivery” of campusM app
  • 2012/12/19oMbiel’s grottoM is Santa’s favourite little helper
  • 2012/12/06Helping Coventry University to refresh its mobile app
  • 2012/11/29The VLE is going mobile – sign up for our campusM briefing
  • 2012/11/20Location-based services: where are we going next?
  • 2012/11/12University of Leeds personalizes its student services with campusM
  • 2012/10/31Educause publishes case study on campusM at Lancaster University
  • 2012/10/23Working with Coventry University on its mobile app refresh
  • 2012/10/18Big appetite for mobile at HighEdWeb 2012
  • 2012/10/02Insight records 1.4 million hits on campusM mobile apps during Welcome Week
  • 2012/09/28Showcasing campusM with a fictional university mobile app and video
  • 2012/09/18Ovum releases its second report on campusM
  • 2012/09/17campusM works with the Moodle community on forthcoming webinar
  • 2012/09/11Introducing the iCU campusM mobile app
  • 2012/09/05Facebook goes native and turns its back on HTML5
  • 2012/08/29Scottish universities and libraries explore the value of mobile
  • 2012/07/18Improving the student experience with campusM Alerts
  • 2012/07/10University of Exeter embraces campusM Student and Moodle integration
  • 2012/07/04Listening to our customers with the campusM Support Portal
  • 2012/06/26campusM welcomes two new team-members
  • 2012/06/13campusM customers tell it like it is
  • 2012/06/01Sizing up the campusM Stateside opportunities
  • 2012/05/31Popularity of campusM for Conference apps spreads to Australia
  • 2012/05/16Staff and students work together to mobilise the University for the Creative Arts
  • 2012/05/10Bournemouth University goes for an Enterprise-wide mobile app
  • 2012/05/01Another successful campusM User Group meeting
  • 2012/04/24Harper Adams University College Shortlisted for Marketing Awards
  • 2012/04/17campusM team delivers its fifth Customer Health Check
  • 2012/04/11Going up in the world with campusM
  • 2012/04/03Meeting up with campusM customers

Essential website maintenance

Our campusM and oMbiel websites will be unavailable between 09.00-13.00 on Saturday 19th April. This is due to essential maintenance. None of our apps will be affected during this period.  We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Imperial College London hosts another successful campusM User Group meeting

Last week’s campusM User Group meeting attracted representatives from almost 30 institutions. Hugh’s session looked at how the campusM platform supports oMni-channel communications (with lean portal and mobile apps) and learning (e-Learning integration, classroom voting, and attendance monitoring). Attendees discussed and prioritized the campusM Platform roadmap. We enjoyed client presentations from Aston, Exeter, Bradford and Lancaster Universities. Special thanks to customers who contributed to a campusM post-deployment experience video, and to Imperial College London for hosting the event.

University of Cape Town delivers omni-channel campusM integrated with PeopleSoft

Once University of Cape Town (UCT) established that campusM would integrate with PeopleSoft, they were more than happy to commit. We worked with UCT staff to make available PeopleSoft services – including class and exam schedules, results, and fees – through desktop and mobile channels, using University authentication credentials. The campusM mobile app and lean portal deployments have enjoyed extensive take-up – 4,000 registrations and 120,000 hits during Orientation Week alone. UCT is now planning to adopt campusM Enterprise to deliver omni-channel services to staff, alumni, donors, etc.

Long Live the Mobile App Czar! Scott Bruckel reigns supreme at NERCOMP

Scott Bruckel is back from NERCOMP in Rhode Island, where he was the conference’s Mobile App Czar. With no exhibit booth to service, he mixed with the delegates and received positive feedback on the design, performance, and features of the conference app, which was developed using the campusM Platform. The event was a great success for Scott, who joined the campusM team last month. Since getting back to base, he’s already had calls from NERCOMP delegates keen to explore what campusM could do for their institution.

campusM team welcomes Vibs Trivedi, Java Developer

Monday was a big day for Vibs Trivedi, who started work at oMbiel as a Graduate Java Developer. The next few months will be hectic for Vibs as he completes his MSc in Computer Science at the University of Birmingham in his spare time. But we’re supporting him with a mentor, Joe Durrant, while he gets to grips with his new role. He says that everyone made him feel at home on day one, and we’re looking forward to him becoming a valuable member of the team.

More Stateside Success for campusM at EDUCAUSE Connect, Chicago

David Stephenson and Scott Bruckel spent early last week at EDUCAUSE Connect in Chicago. The Mobile track sessions were interesting, particularly as it became clear that many institutions are facing just the challenges that campusM is designed to address. This provided scope for fruitful discussions at our booth. It was Scott’s first EDUCAUSE event in his new role as VP of Sales, North America, and the delegates kept him extremely busy, not least with positive feedback on the conference app, which was implemented using the campusM Platform.

Canterbury Christ Church University selects the campusM Platform

Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) has selected the campusM Platform as part of a broad commitment to the student user experience. Phase One customizations will make a range of core services accessible to students via their personal mobile devices, including support for iOS and Android . The team at CCCU are excited about this enhancement to staff and student communications, and the campusM team will be providing all of the support they need in the run-up to the launch of their app, currently planned for late spring 2014. It’s great to have them on board.

Scott Bruckel, Vice President of Sales, North America

We all had the chance to meet oMbiel’s latest recruit yesterday, and were hugely impressed. Based in Connecticut, Scott Bruckel will be leading our sales and marketing activities in North America. Having played a central role in the growth of a TV and Internet Services provider in Higher Education, he now relishes the opportunity to become part of a young, dynamic environment. Scott sees great potential for growth in campusM, and is struck by what a happy and enthusiastic team we are!

campusM welcomes new Marketing Manager, Jackie Sherlock

Jackie Sherlock joins us next week as our new Marketing Manager, and is rolling up her sleeves in anticipation. Jackie brings a wealth of HE experience into the role, and is looking forward to teaming up with campusM on the challenges the sector faces. Jackie’s 14 years at University of Birmingham includes six years in IT Services, working extensively with campusM, as well as website and social media channels. She loves the company’s friendly and innovative atmosphere, and is excited about the immense potential of the campusM Platform.

University of Bradford student app competition uncovers talent and vision

As part of its recent Geek Week, the University of Bradford invited campusM’s Andrew Taylor to help judge an app design competition. It was a high-profile event, attracting sponsors such as Microsoft and Raspberry Pi. The large number of impressive entries varied from written specs to fully-designed interfaces, submitted by students from a wide range of courses. One of the four category winners was a countdown app to track study time spent per module. Andrew said that three of the entries had developed this idea – a candidate for the campusM roadmap, then.

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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