Launch Your Own Campus-Branded Mobile App

Benefit from all CampusGroups features within your own iPhone & Android school-branded app. Your school's consistent branding, colors and logo make your app truly stand out in the app store so it's easy for students to find and adopt quickly.

Customize the look, menus and features of your campus app with the committed assistance of our great Mobile Support Team.

What are the benefits of launching your campus app with CampusGroups?

  • Branded app with your logo and colors
  • Add or remove any content in seconds
  • Easy one-time-password login, and access for prospective students
  • Create an app for all your events or just one event

 

 

Essential App Features

  • Activity Feed:  Check quickly what’s going on today. Instantly post news and photos. Share your opinion. Ask questions. Start new discussions.
  • Events:  Check out upcoming events, see who's attending, view dress code & other details, RSVP on the spot, conveniently retrieve tickets and receive confirmation.
  • Push notifications:  You can send mobile reminders to all or some of your students. Students receive the latest group news and updates (e.g., event location moved).
  • Campus Maps:  Upload custom, detailed maps to display the buildings, floors and rooms on your campus, for a convenient way for students to locate and orient themselves on the go.
  • Directory:  Browse contacts. Find people in your campus network and communicate directly with them.
  • Chat:  Connect and message with your classmates anywhere, anytime.
  • Custom lists: Create item lists for any information, such as FAQs, Locations, Resources, Staff Directory, etc.
  • Web views: Include any of your website pages directly into the app.
  • Social Media: Include your Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube channels for easy access to your news and photos.
  • Live Polling:  Ask questions and request feedback during and after events.
  • Leaderboard: Access your school's Leaderboard to quickly identify the most active students based on earned Involvement Badges (automatically rewarded to students when activity and involvement criteria are met).

Pricing

Your dedicated campus app starts at $99/month + setup. Pricing depends on the number of users and the advanced features you wish to activate (see list below). Please contact us to get started. Call us at (646) 797-3161.

 

Advanced Features

  • Groups:  Create a directory of student organizations. Allow student leaders to manage their page, members and news. Allow students to browse, join and interact with groups and student organizations. Find officers when you need to reach one.
  • Email Marketing: Allow any groups to send beautiful emails and newsletters to their members. Allow students to retrieve any email they receive from your student organizations and administrative departments.
  • Surveys & Forms: Build custom surveys and forms to collect the data your need
  • Event attendance-tracking: Scan QR Codes or swipe student IDs with a Mobile Card Reader. Download attendance data and assess overall campus engagement.
  • Websites: Build and maintain state of the art website for student organizations, departments or events
  • Blog:  Let student leaders post on their blog. Allow students to read the latest posts from your preferred groups.
  • Payments:  Groups can sell membership dues and event tickets online via CampusGroups and collect money directly into their preferred payment gateway (i.e. Cybersource, PayFlow, Moneris, PayPal, etc).
  • Mentoring/Tutoring:  Help students harness the power of their network by including access to automated matching of mentors and tutors so they can book available time slots both online and on the app.
  • Stores:  Sell food, drinks and merchandise directly from the platform. Track sales details and generate insightful reports on collected data.
  • Budgeting:  Access and collaboratively manage your accounting and budgeting process at any time.
  • Checklist/To-Do Lists:  Review student participation data pulled from attendance tracking information to know at all times whether students are satisfying mandatory requirements and meeting checklist goals set forth.

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CampusGroups Integrates with Key Partners

Single Sign-On Authentication

Your students already have enough to remember. Enabling SSO authentication allows them to access all their campus information with a single username and password.

CampusGroups' login system can be integrated with a number of SSO authentication services so that active students, faculty and staff can log in to the platform using their school credentials for a simple, secure and consolidated experience.


Payment Gateways

Safely and securely process payments directly within CampusGroups for transactions such as event registrations, tickets, organization and membership fees, merchandise and more.

CampusGroups integrates with many payment gateways to accept credit cards worldwide:


Calendaring

Seizing the day is easier when you know what opportunities are happening on your campus. We want students to have every possible opportunity available to them.

To help students stay on top of events, meetings and all activities going on around them, CampusGroups enables users to export their events to external calendars.

You can subscribe to an ICS feed from your preferred calendar or synchronize CampusGroups ICS feeds with an iOS device (iPhone or iPad).


Learning Management System (LMS)

Unify student resources: CampusGroups' seamless integration provides one-click access to Blackboard, one of the largest Learning Management Systems in the higher education landscape. We are able to create widgets within Blackboard, pulling data from CampusGroups to display information about the students such as group memberships and events. Accordingly, if a student is part of 20 groups, we are able to display the 20 groups in Blackboard.


Room Reservations

Easily reserve the perfect place for your needs, when you create an event in CampusGroups. CampusGroups' Event Management System integrates seamlessly with the EMS Room Reservation system, allowing administrators and students to search for and reserve available rooms, filtering by date, capacity and other room features.

Campusgroups also offers its own powerful room reservation module that integrates even more seamlessly, allowing you to maintain one fully centralized system for everything! Please contact us for more info at support@campusgroups.com.


Recruiting

Career Management offices create and manage many events each year, from workshops to on-site career fairs and one-on-one advising sessions. CampusGroups integrates with a leader in MBA graduate recruiting, MBA Focus (now GradLeaders).

This integration allows Career Departments who use MBA Focus to automatically add events they have created to CampusGroups by simply checking a checkbox, preventing double-entries. Events also get updated in CampusGroups each time a change is made in MBA Focus, keeping everything perfectly in sync.

Even better, event registrations and attendance reported in CampusGroups can then be automatically uploaded back to MBA Focus for career staff, administrators and corporate partners to view.


Contact Relationship Management (CRM)

Thanks to the CampusGroups API, your data can be in sync with your central CRM system. One of the main uses of our API is to udpate student profiles in both directions, ensuring core data is collected and synchronized on both systems. 

  • When an update is made on your CRM, it is also made on Campusgroups.
  • When additional data is collected CampusGroups (such as uploaded resumes), is it pushed over to your CRM, enriching your overall user data.

Social Media

CampusGroups enables students to share their experiences to an expanded network by integrating with their favorite social media channels, and our LinkedIn integration allows students to download their resumes from LinkedIn into CampusGroups in just one click.

For more information on software integrations, please do not hesitate to contact us or to request a demo.

Project To Do Lists: Duplicate, Archive & Set Due Dates

Improved To Do Lists

Collaborating with your group projects is even easier with updated To Do Lists!

  • Duplicate a Task:  We added a duplicate button to make it easier to create repeated tasks you want to do every week or month.
  • Archive a Task:  Use this new button when you want to delete a task. The task will be automatically archived for your convenience.
  • Add Due Dates:  When you edit a task, you can add a due date in the 'Completion Deadline' field.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.

Le Moyne College: Centralizing Crucial Tools to Track, Assess and Increase Student Engagement

Background

Le Moyne College is a Jesuit 4-year institution with 2,500 full-time undergraduate and graduate students, based in Syracuse, New York. 1,600 students live on campus, and 900 commute. The Campus Life & Activities department at Le Moyne have been using CampusGroups for six years.

Mission

Student engagement is at the core of the Office of Campus Life's mission at Le Moyne College. And it is well known that a higher campus engagement leads to greater overall retention. To ensure the highest level of student engagement possible, Campus Life needs the ability to:

  • Maximize participation in campus activities;
  • Identify students who are the most and least engaged in Campus Life activities;
  • Identify which student groups are the most and least active on campus; and
  • Offer easy ways for students and groups to send feedback, and set up meetings with Campus Life administrators.
A higher student engagement leads to greater retention overall.

Challenges

Le Moyne's Campus Life organizes a large number of activities each week, providing a vibrant student experience on campus. To maximize the success of myriad events, opportunities and resources, enhancing and ensuring student awareness is crucial. Centralization of events, communications and resources is paramount to addressing these obstacles.

  1. One problem, though, is that students often say that they were not aware of some of the events organized on campus, events that they would have been interested in attending if they had known or been reminded.
  2. The second problem is that a lot of the student groups organize events which are not entered into a central calendar where students can browse all events.
  3. The third problem is that clubs communicate with their members via channels that are not centralized, thus Campus Life administrators can't oversee. This prevents them from identifying student groups who are not successfully engaging their members.
  4. Campus Life administrators constantly need to know which programs are the most and least successful from the point of view of students, but they do not have this data, or at best, have very minimal feedback.
  5. Students are not always aware that they are welcome to meet with a Campus Life administrator.
Students often decide to attend an event one to four hours before it starts.

The CampusGroups Solution in 10 points

1. Mobile App:  CampusGroups offers a dedicated Campus Mobile App in which all upcoming events can be found upon opening the app. The App is branded with the college's colors and logo, making it the go-to app when you become a student at Le Moyne. Students can explore and filter events based on their preferences, RSVP to an event, or simply download an event into their calendar (then show up at the event).

Sending reminders to students an hour or so before an event makes a big difference.
— John Haley, Director of Campus Life & Leadership

2. School-Branded Emails:  Event organizers can also reach out to students via email. School-branded emails can be written to all students or to a subset of them.

3. Push Notifications: Additionally, administrators can send push notifications to all students who have installed the mobile app. "Sending reminders to students an hour or so before an event makes a big difference," says John Haley, Director of Campus Life & Leadership at Le Moyne College. Students often decide to attend an event one to four hours before it starts.

Help make the entire campus more aware of great opportunities that the college offers.

4. Dashboard:  To help maximize the power of push notifications, Campus Life needs to maximize the number of installations. To achieve this, CampusGroups offers a dashboard which displays the percentage of installs campus-wide, and the number of active students weekly (students who have opened the app at least once a week). Administrators can then reach out to students who have not installed the app, to remind them of the benefits of it.

5. Activity Feed:  The Activity Feed is a great way to make the app even more successful among students. During events, event attendees can post & like comments and photos which will then appear in the feed. This helps make the entire campus more aware of great opportunities that the college offers.

6. Recognize leadership: To ensure that the feed is always active, event organizers and campus life administrators should systematically post when events happen, and also identify the students who are more likely to share with others. Awarding them for being more active on the app is a great and easy way to increase activity. This can be achieved thanks to CampusGroups' Badges and Leaderboard feature.

7. Track attendance: The CampusGroups Mobile app allows event organizers to track attendance at the door of events, allowing them to collect the data necessary to assess individual student engagement levels, group activity levels, and overall campus engagement levels.

There are three main ways to track attendance:

  1. Scan QR codes.
  2. Card-swiping on your computer, tablet or phone.
  3. Manual check-in on your computer, tablet or mobile phone.

Across all groups and events, CampusGroups allows administrators to know how many events one particular student attended. This leads to the ability to identify students who never or rarely come to events, and therefore could be categorized as not engaged on campus.

8. Identify the most active groups: Similarly, administrators can see how many events and emails were created by each group over the past 12 months. These statistics can help the Campus Life identify the most and least active student organizations.

9. Collect feedback: Tracking attendance gives you the ability to poll the students who actually attended your events. Once the attendance data is collected, CampusGroups can automatically send a Feedback Request to all students who attended the event. This gives event attendees an opportunity to rate an event and to write up comments, only for the event organizer(s) to see. About 40% of the students rate events on average, leading to a significant number of ratings and greater accuracy.

10. Facilitate one-on-one meetings. The Mentoring/Advising feature of CampusGroups allows Student Life departments to list advisors and tutors (including available meeting time slots) on the website and the mobile app. This helps maximize awareness among students, and allows them to book meetings with ease.

Conclusion

CampusGroups' end-to-end technology allows Le Moyne College to centralize the most crucial tools and information all in one place, for easy access by the entire campus community. The college can now track, assess and increase student engagement, leading to greater retention. Finally, data being at the center of all CampusGroups features, high-level strategic reports can be used to prove and illustrate the college's successful strategy.