The myUWindsor app will definitely make student life easier, says Ronnie Haidar, but it may make faculty life more difficult.
“I feel sorry for professors because students are going to be playing with this in class,” the fourth-year business student said. “It’s so cool; there’s so much to explore.”
Haidar introduced the mobile app, which provides a wide array of campus information to students with iPhone, BlackBerry and Android smart devices, at a launch event Thursday to open Campus Technology Day 2012.
It draws on the Student Information Service and the Collaboration and Learning Environment Windsor (CLEW) learning management system giving users the ability to:
- review their courses, schedules, grades and exams;
- update their financial accounts, including UWinCARD and meal plans;
- receive direct messages from professors and course instructors;
- read University news and updates on Lancer athletics; and
- search for locations and routes on an interactive campus map.
UWindsor president Alan Wildeman made the app launch the subject of the first post to his new Twitter feed, UWin_President. He said he is excited to open a new channel to communicate with students and the community.
“Our students have been asking me to join Twitter for quite some time, so it will be great to have yet another access point with them,” he said. “Although I won't be able to respond to every comment, I will use Twitter to regularly providing updates from our busy campus.”
John Powell, director of Web communications, has scheduled sessions this week to introduce members of the faculty and staff to the app. No pre-registration is required for any of the three sessions:
- Tuesday, May 22, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in room 1121, Education Building
- Wednesday, May 23, 10 a.m. in room 1123, Education Building
Learn more about the app and download it free at www.uwindsor.ca/app.