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Adapting to the Needs of Your Distributed Campus with Mobile

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The last blog post summarizing our customer roundtable call shared how campuses are empowering environmental sustainability efforts. Here we wrap up the year with insights and best practices gleaned from four roundtable calls that took place in August, September, October and November.

Supporting Students’ Health & Wellness

Learn how the no-code Modo platform enables companies and schools to quickly and affordably build and deploy an app that serves their needs today and in the future.

  • San Francisco State University (SFSU) launched a seasonal feature called “Are you feeling…?” in the app’s spotlight area to target mental health. It surrounded this with other wellness-related modules, including Budgeting, Roommate Problems, and Not Feeling Prepared – the latter of which showed the highest interest.
  • The University of California San Francisco focused its app on three wellness pillars to best address fears of the unknown and the push to minimize socialization: Physical, Emotional, Social. Initially, the school sent three push notifications each week on topics directly tied to the three pillars, making students aware of relevant resources and encouraging them to spend time outside. 
  • Northern Arizona University (NAU) launched its “Be Healthy” module to provide students with tools for well-being in one place. The module features options such as seeing a counselor, talking to a health professional, and getting a workout, and COVID-19 information.

Enabling student-driven teams

Universities are linking students to opportunities by making them part of the creation of their mobile apps. In one example, it invited students to build their ideas into the school’s campus application using the Modo platform. After attending a special workshop on XModule™ for Modo Campus™, they built modules to represent their ideas. The winning idea introduced a new service tied to the school’s food bank operations. This is especially impactful considering that students on campus might be dealing with heightened food insecurity issues now that dining halls are closed.

Other hyper personalized experiences that are being offered through XModule include digital student IDs, a COVID-19 health assessment tool, course schedules, and degree progress.

Embracing the app as the new campus

Whether students, faculty, and staff are on campus or at home, the app is the unifying point between schools and their key constituents. By treating the apps as a continuous open door for interacting with students, faculty and staff members, schools gain a powerful tool for engagement at any time no matter where people are located. What enables this is a unified experience where all key information and resources are in one place, supported by hyper personalization that ensures users see what’s most meaningful and relevant to them.

Delegating to streamline app creation and management

Many school IT teams benefit from the ability to delegate responsibility for different modules or areas of their mobile campus apps to the people or department closest to those topics. By doing so, they offload themselves of extra work while ensuring the school’s app can be frequently updated with fresh content.

As you can see from these examples, schools are calling upon their Modo-powered mobile apps in different ways, to address a variety of needs. Whether it’s democratizing the development of their apps or evolving them to address changing needs, they are easily able to accommodate their needs with the user-friendly Modo platform.

On the next call and blog post (in a month) we’ll share more key learnings from the Modo User Group.

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