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Bringing PeopleSoft into a Unified Campus App

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The way students engage with campuses has changed dramatically. They may learn in classrooms, in other spaces around campus, or online, from any location. The common element is the campus app – which students expect will provide all the tools they need, as well as look and work like other apps they use daily on their ever-present mobile devices.

In a recent webinar, the University of Akron showed how it responded to demand for a more student-focused, all-in-one app experience by delivering a modular Modo-powered app that they can expand and maintain easily. Today, its students and staff can check email, submit timecards, check dining hall and shuttle hours, receive personalized push notifications and even access PeopleSoft financial aid, add/drop classes, check grades and more, directly inside the UA Mobile app.

Steve Sedlock, ​​Digital Marketing and Communications Manager at the University of Akron, who drives and manages the UA Mobile app, noted that student input is what guides the direction and functionality of the app. Since launching it in 2018, he and his team have collected usage data as well as direct input, and “by and large, the number one most requested feature has been PeopleSoft.”

Steve approached Modo with a specific need for a plug-and-play integration that delivered the key finance, academics, holds, progress indicators and other student information inside the UA Mobile app. Modo had partnered with RojoServe to apply its PeopleSoft expertise to the Modo XModule technology and deliver a fast, elegant experience, pre-built for campuses; just what the University of Akron was looking for.

In the webinar, RojoServe founder Robert Ratway went through a live demo of some of the PeopleSoft capabilities the University of Akron is using, and in general, how PeopleSoft works inside Modo-powered apps to deliver a ‘connected’ experience. Watch the webinar to see how the solution handles managing enrollment and registration (add, drop, swap, edit and more), schedules (including mapping out an entire career-long schedule of all classes required for a particular path), financials, grades, and profiles.

Critically, the University of Akron’s experience shows how important it is for campus technology to be agile and flexible. The Modo platform builds this in with an evolutionary approach. Start by engaging your students in the campus and connecting them to each other; then, empowering them with basic functionality that propels them through their campus experience; and finally, elevating them with dashboards, personalization, and features like PeopleSoft that drive their success. Throughout the journey, you can lean on Modo and the extended community of Modo-powered campuses and partners to help realize your own art of the possible.

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Webinar: Building a Unified, Elegant Campus App Including PeopleSoft

Steve Sedlock, Digital Marketing/Communications, University of Akron

Robert Ratway, Co-Founder, RojoServe

Matt Wilmore, Sr. Director, Product Marketing, Modo

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