We are delighted to be partnering with the University of Ulster to deliver the myday mobile digital campus environment for students and staff. The university which previously had an online portal accessible from fixed devices will now be able to deliver the university’s many online resources and services directly to the users’ chosen mobile devices.
“We have recently launched a new Digital Strategy which aims to improve our students’ experience and as part of that strategy we want to be able to deliver a digital campus environment to smartphones, tablets and other devices so that students and staff can get access to everything they need whilst on the move,” explains Gareth McAleese, Head of Enterprise Applications and Data, Ulster University.
“Many of my network of contacts in other educational institutions were already using Collabco’s myday and so it came highly recommended as a very capable platform.”
Ulster University has four campuses in Northern Ireland catering to over 25,000 students and 2,200 staff, so mobility between campuses and speed and accuracy of communication across the student population is key to its strategy.
“We want to deploy myday for staff and students alike, but in the future, we recognise that the student lifecycle goes beyond those currently on our campuses and extends to applicants and alumni too – and that’s something we will look at as we develop the service,” explains Gareth McAleese.
“Phase one went live at the end of 2018 and we plan to provide additional services in 2019 to deliver access to a wider range of services, including everything from timetables, the VLE, library services, campus announcements and the SU’s services too. Later in 2019, we will also be considering new services that we will be able to deliver now we have the primary platform in place, which is all part of improving the student experience.”
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