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Our Customers

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

 

Our Solutions

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

Our Technology

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

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It couldn’t be easier to get mobile services up and running smoothly at your institution with campusM.

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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 true native apps support omni-channel communication strategies, and deliver a native experience that is consistent with desktop and mobile browser access.

Unifying consistent brand experience with native features

campusM mobile apps are true native, exploiting device-specific capabilities including offline working, powerful graphics, and robust persistent storage. Fast and secure, they offer a device-optimized user experience blended with branded design and content that is consistent across all channels.

Simplified and efficient native app management

From a single source of truth, campusM native apps detect updates to content and functions, and perform automatic synchronizations. They integrate easily with legacy and third-party systems, and campusM streamlines deployment and customizations into a single efficient operation.

 

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.

  • Customer references
  • Customer videos
  • Case studies

Raj Vaswani, Project Manager/IT Senior Associate, City University of New York Queensborough Community College
“It’s been a great experience. Other vendors I looked at took a ‘plug and play’ approach; if you didn’t fit their plug then you don’t get that feature. The campusM Platform was the only one we found that work work with all our data sources. The project management was outstanding, and they took great care to tailor campusM features to our College’s needs.” Read the QCC Case Study

 

Scott Hunyara, Project Manager, Empire Education Group
“The campusM team has delivered everything they promised on time and within budget” Read the Empire Case Study

 

 

Dave Heyns, Project consultant, University of Cape Town
“The ease with which we integrated People Soft into campusM in such a short period of time was fantastic.  The campusM team have done a great job at taking ownership of the project and driving the rollout.  The’ve given us direction and provided excellent support” Read the UCT Case Study

 

Mark Britchford, Systems Team Leader, University of Leeds
“Working with campusM has allowed the University of Leeds to rapidly move into delivering key student focused services in a mobile environment. The Mobile Student Services Project is one of the recent IT service delivery success stories at Leeds, and campusM were outstanding at working in partnership with colleagues across the different university services, providing a responsive and forward thinking commitment to our project.”

 

Simon Dewey, Web Manager, University of Hull
“We recently launched our app using the campusM product, its proved to be easy to use, so easy in fact we managed to launch an app for our recent open day within 3 weeks including GPS enabled maps! As well as providing visitor information, we also use it for specific Open Days information. Next we plan to expand the web services campusM integrates with, connectng to our library and student timetables. The system is about to go through a huge update which should make the product even better.”

 

Kieron Lonergan, Applications Manager, Learning and Teaching Systems, Manchester Metropolitan University
“campusM are  a delight to work with, they are an innovate and flexible company to work with. Always willing to help you find new ways to improve the student experience.”

 

 

Tony Lyons, Digital Projects Officer, Aston University
“campusM has allowed us to exceed student expectations in design and functionality. A well constructed and easily utilised platform delivering fantastic content quickly across multiple devices. The real strength of the offering is the deep integration with our systems – it talks to all of our systems beautifully and offers a joined up student experience. This was an important purchase for us, and a high profile project. It was delivered brilliantly and the feedback has been superb.” Read the Aston Case Study

Bob Price, iSolutions Manager, University of Southampton
“I have found it a pleasure to work with campusM since they are a growing company but still have a personal touch when it comes to day to day operations and taking their products further.”

 

 

Galina Smith, Web Assistant, Keele University
“Fantastic support, a pleasure to work with.”

 

 

Dave Cobb, Junior Application Specialist, Royal Holloway, University of London
“We’ve been using campusM for several years and have found it flexible and easy to use. The product is being continually updated and the support provided by campusM is first-class. Deploying our services through the AEK (App Extension Kit) is uncomplicated and has proven very popular with our students. Our non-technical users find the interface easy to use and we see huge potential in the platform.”

 

Christine Woerner-Dolley, IT Business Development Manager, University for the Creative Arts
“Five stars for campusM! We have been able to integrate a range of services with the product and it’s been a great success with our students. campusM have been flexible throughout the project, responsive to our many queries and also offer excellent support.”

 

 

Sean Brazier, End User Computing Solutions Lead, King’s College London
“campusM and campusM came highly recommended by other customers and I found them to be responsive and helpful. The whole setup process was smooth and issues that slowed it down were ours, not theirs. The product delivers on what it promises, and campusM support and willingness to listen to its customers has been excellent.”

 

Neil Witt, Professor of Technology Enhanced Learning and Head of Academic Support, Technology & Innovation, Plymouth University
“campusM is the only product that meets out students’ requirements. We consistently get good feedback on our ‘Mobile with Plymouth University’ initiative, and working with campusM and the campusM community allows us to introduce features and functionality based on our users’ needs. The ability to have a single system populating apps on a range of platforms removes the need for us to worry about technical implementation and allows us to concentrate on ensuring content & services to support users”

Alex Iacconi, Head of Internet Services, University of Westminster
“campusM is a great product, the flexibility of the interface and the responsiveness of campusM made implementing a mobile solution for the University of Westminster a very fulfilling experience. The University is currently planning to expand the use of campusM and, leveraging on the power of the Application Extension Kit, we will bring most of our on line services to the mobile platform using campusM as the delivery mechanism.”

 

Nicholas Laws, Head of Digital Communications & Publishing,University of Westminster
“The team at campusM made the implementation of CampusM smooth and seamless. The product is good, with one of the best dashboard interfaces we’ve seen in a while, making the management of the content and design a piece of cake. The support is excellent too, the team is only too happy to help and clearly has expertise in integrating University systems and feeds into the app.”

 

Peter Harrison, Business Process Consultant / Senior Lecturer, Coventry University
“campusM have been great to work with. They always do what they say they are going to do and in a timely manner. They are proactive in communications, highly responsive, and have encouraged us to get involved in the user community. Everyone at Coventry University is delighted with the outcomes of this project.”

 

campusM LMS (VLE) User Group Meeting

In June 2014 a group of campusM users met in London to discuss how the campusM Platform can integrate with Learning Management Systems, giving students access to learning resources via both native apps and a fully responsive lean portal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moving forward with your live campusM deployment

Customers at our User Group Meeting discuss their post deployment experiences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Developing your own campusM features using the App Extension Kit (AEK)

The AEK enables Institutions to create bespoke functionality – here customers tell us how they use this feature

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choosing campusM Enterprise

The Enterprise version of the campusM Platform allows Institutions to provide specific functionality to different user groups.  These customers discuss why they chose Enterprise.

 

 

We have put together the following case studies to show how the campusM team works with our customers to ensure they are making the most of the Platform.

London School of Economics 

Bradford University

Queensborough Community College

This case study looks at how campusM worked with LSE to enhance content within their app and provide a consistent brand experience.

Read the LSE Case Study

This case study looks at how Bradford used the campusM Platform to deliver profiles to strengthen it’s recruitment drive.

Read the Bradford Case Study

This case study looks at how the campusM Platform was used to provide access to key student services.

Read the QCC Case Study

Empire Beauty Schools

Royal Veterinary College

 Aston University

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This case study looks at how the campusM Platform was used to allow students to access University services through a lean portal as well as a mobile app.

Read the Empire Case Study

This case study looks at how campusM helped to mobilise teaching and learning information and functions by integrating with Moodle.

Read the RVC Case Study

This case study looks at how the team at Aston University used campusM to provide a bespoke solution to visitors attending their Open Day (Open house) events.

Read the Aston Case Study

University of Cape Town

Imperial College London

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This case study looks at how the campusM Platform was used to integrate with PeopleSoft to offer a flexible, innovative omni-channel Platform.

Read the UCT Case Study

This case study looks at how Imperial College London used the campusM Platform to consolidate their mobile app and lean portal solutions.

Read the Imperial Case Study

  • 2014/12/19Santa Claus upgrades to grottoM Enterprise
  • 2014/12/16Bournemouth Uni spreads Christmas cheer with campusM
  • 2014/12/10Mike Hawes is our newest Technical Account Manager
  • 2014/12/08University of Canberra goes live with campusM
  • 2014/12/05Award win for QCC Connect!
  • 2014/12/01New Case Study Published
  • 2014/11/25Classroom Polling with campusM
  • 2014/11/13campusM publishes Technical Overview Paper
  • 2014/11/11The stats speak for themselves
  • 2014/11/04Tenth campusM User Group Meeting
  • 2014/10/30oMbiel To Launch Professional Services Division
  • 2014/10/29Executive Briefing Summary
  • 2014/10/22Sat Dhanjal feels the love in Australia
  • 2014/10/20Running A campusM Discovery Workshop – Australian Style
  • 2014/10/16campusM shines at EDUCAUSE 2014
  • 2014/10/08Introducing Liz Littler, Our New Customer Satisfaction Manager
  • 2014/10/06campusM enhancements for this academic year
  • 2014/10/02South Africa loves the campusM Platform
  • 2014/09/24campusM to showcase new functionality at EDUCAUSE
  • 2014/09/16Aston University’s Open Day App Profile – Latest Case Study
  • 2014/09/03LMS User Group Meeting Video Now Available
  • 2014/08/28The oMbiel offices are expanding
  • 2014/08/20Building campusM Connections for EDUCAUSE 2014
  • 2014/07/23Our growing collection of campusM videos
  • 2014/07/21Getting to grips with wearable technology
  • 2014/07/11oMbiel is recruiting for a Client Satisfaction Manager
  • 2014/07/09Queensborough Community College goes live with campusM
  • 2014/07/07Last week’s successful campusM LMS User Group to become a regular event
  • 2014/06/30campusM confirms impressive speaker line-up for omni-channel Briefing
  • 2014/06/19The campusM Platform scores a series of wins at UBTech in Las Vegas
  • 2014/06/12Help campusM to shape its VLE Roadmap at London’s Royal Veterinary College
  • 2014/06/06Solace South East Annual Seminar – governmentM
  • 2014/05/19Empire Education Group goes live with campusM
  • 2014/05/14Now What? Latest campusM video captures the post-deployment experience
  • 2014/05/12Introducing Ishvinder Dhupar, our new Graduate Java Developer
  • 2014/04/25Social media activity
  • 2014/04/17New Ovum report on campusM published
  • 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
  • 2014/01/15Queensborough 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

Santa Claus upgrades to grottoM Enterprise

campusMAs part of an extensive change management programme that has left no operational area untouched, Festivelapland.com has migrated to grottoM Enterprise, taking Christmas 2014 to the next level.

“We’ve had a great two years with grottoM Elf Edition,” says Group CEO, Santa Claus, “but elves aren’t the brightest baubles on the tree, if you get my meaning, and it was time to roll the Platform out to other stakeholder groups.”

Having integrated grottoM with leading sleigh navigation system, ChimneySpot, as part of the original implementation, the reindeers experienced mounting frustration at the lack of direct access. “Rudolph and his team depended on the elves to relay directions from grottoM,” explains Claus, “and in bad weather that led to serious communication problems. Plus the burden of responsibility took its toll on the elves, with stress levels sky high and many off on sick leave for weeks after Christmas Eve.” With a new Reindeer profile created using the grottoM AEK, reindeers can now navigate the sleigh themselves.

Claus would not be drawn into discussing persistent rumors of Festivelapland’s excessive party culture. “What happens on the sleigh, stays on the sleigh”, he said.

Best wishes from everyone at oMbiel.

Bournemouth Uni spreads Christmas cheer with campusM

We love hearing about novel uses for our apps and we were thrilled last week to hear of a very festive idea that Bournemouth University has had. It recently launched its ‘Tweet the tree’ initiative, which allows staff and students using twitter and specific hashtags, to say what they like most about the University.

Each hashtag has a colour associated with it and depending on which is currently most popular, the lights on the main Bournemouth University Christmas tree change colour to show the leader!

The team at Bournemouth have added a shortcut to this on the homepage of their app and it is currently the 3rd most popular menu item. There has been lots of positive feedback about it and we think it’s a great idea.

Mike Hawes is our newest Technical Account Manager

Mike HawesMike Hawes is the latest addition to our team of Technical Account Managers (TAMs). He joined campusM three years ago, and quickly progressed into a more client-facing role. His new position as TAM will give him even more contact with our customers, and he’s also enjoying the overview of app developments it gives him.

So what does being a TAM involve exactly?  It’s about being the first point of contact for customers, and helping to meet their goals. With TAMs, our clients can tap into a great source of technical expertise and in-depth knowledge of the campusM Platform. TAMs share best practice, suggest features, and explore innovations. Mike says helping clients to manage apps that tens of thousands of people use is pretty incredible.

University of Canberra goes live with campusM

The University of Canberra has gone live with campusM, in plenty of time for the next academic year in February. Staff at Canberra have every reason to be excited, with a raft of great features and enthusiastic feedback from students who took part in a recent workshop to test drive the app. The app gives students mobile access to essential resources like personalized timetables, e-books and e-journal articles. One particularly strong innovation is the Parking Availability service. Staff have overlain Google Maps with images of campus carparks, and students can see how many spaces are available at different times of day. Canberra have been a joy to work with and we wish them every success.

Award win for QCC Connect!

Jas and Scott are in New York at the CUNY Conference this week. They were thrilled last night when a campusM App – QCC Connect received a prestigious award. The team at QCC picked up the prize for Outstanding Project Serving Students, Faculty and/or Staff which provides the greatest benefit to students, faculty and/or staff either on campus of CUNY wide, beating 18 other colleges in the process.

We at campusM would like to pass on our congratulations to everyone involved in the project and we look forward to continuing to working with QCC to further enhance the app. You can read our Case Study for more information about the app.

New Case Study Published

Last week we published our latest Case Study. This case study looks at how campusM worked with London School of Economics to enhance content within their app and provide a consistent brand experience. We look forward to continuing to work with the team at LSE to further develop their app. Read the Case Study here – http://bit.ly/1rkq3TL

Classroom Polling with campusM

We are continually looking at enhancing the utility of the campusM Platform, and have been working hard on our latest development: Classroom Polling. This functionality will enable students to respond to questions via their mobile device or laptop. Institutions piloting this feature tell us that they are confident that this will increase student engagement and therefore improve learning outcomes.

The campusM team recently participated in a simulated classroom test of the feature and we were all impressed with the intuitive user interface and simplicity of use. We are looking forward to seeing the results of the pilots and see this as the first step in a series of enhancement designed to further extend the benefits our clients see from deploying campusM.

We will keep you up to date with developments so make sure you follow us on twitter for the latest information @_campusM_

campusM publishes Technical Overview Paper      

Over the last few months we have created a Technical Overview Paper detailing the capabilities and features of the campusM Platform.

The paper describes the campusM architecture, and how this enables students and other stakeholders to access University services and information via any device. The Platform delivers both a device agnostic mobile app, and a fully responsive mobile portal solution, all updated via one easily administered system.

This omni-channel approach sets campusM apart from other providers, and the Technical Overview details how we achieve this along with showcasing a range of innovative features.

You can read the Paper for yourself by downloading it here and if you would like to talk to us about how we can help you and your institution please get in touch with us david.stephenson@ombiel.com

The stats speak for themselves

The campusM team knew that October was a busy month and when we saw some of the statistics about how people have been using the Platform over that time we could see why.

Across our apps we had an amazing 70 million page views, and half a million push notifications were sent to app users. The Platform was available for 99.99% of the time and the only reason it wasn’t higher was because we had 5 minutes of scheduled maintenance.

We will be posting other statistics on our twitter feed so to keep up to date follow us @_campusM_

This week we will be holding our 10th campusM User Group Meeting. We always look forward to these events and we are really excited to be travelling to Exeter and seeing many of our customers.

This will be the first time that the event takes place over 2 days, and along with Hugh giving a keynote presentation on the campusM Roadmap, there will be talks about VLE integration, how you can measure the impact of implementing campusM, and plenty of time for networking

 

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