By Andrew Yu, founder and CEO, Modo Labs.
St. Louis Community Faculty, the region’s premier increased academic establishment with 26,166 students and 2,127 school and staff members, endeavors to bolster the communities it serves by means of the results of its students. Component of boosting scholar achievements has been meeting college students where they are – with a mobile app the place they can connect to university providers, news and facts.
To make that charter a truth, STLCC’s Director of Enterprise Solutions and Operations, Information and facts Technological know-how, Khouloud Hawasli, led the software of developing mobile encounters geared to recent and prospective students, faculty, workers, alumni, friends, dad and mom and guests. She and her crew delivered the task in phases by means of the tumble of 2020 and drop of 2021.
Driven by Modo, a low-code app-making platform, the STLCC cellular application lets pupils sign up for courses, watch their schedules and scholar data, acquire notifications and accessibility events. Potential students can check out the college or university, implement specifically, and chat with representatives as a result of the app. School and staff members can access their pay back/trip details, directories, and enable desks, even though mothers and fathers, readers, alumni and pals can sign up for the alumni affiliation, request transcripts, examine function calendars and additional.
Incentive Program Succeeds with Protection, Velocity and Privacy
As the tumble 2021 session approached, the school was checking out methods to bring learners back for in-man or woman studying properly and created a vaccination incentive plan for pupils, college, and team. The sticking level was in how to provide students’ personal wellbeing information into their procedure securely. When questioned to explore 3rd social gathering applications to permit the method, Hawasli smiled, “We currently had a secure relationship among the STLCC mobile app and the college student data system. It was an easy solution.”
She bought to get the job done, collaborating with Modo and integration spouse N2N, which experienced by now created the safe details port among STLCC’s college student info method, the Ellucian Banner ERP (organization resource arranging system) and the Modo application platform.
“The whole vaccination app was carried out in five weeks. I wrote the business needs and scope, and when the committee approved it, I arrived at out to N2N to check with, ‘how rapidly can we develop it?’ Their improvement was really rapid and agile, and our marketing and advertising crew did a fantastic work developing the UI and the screens. We’re equipped to move so fast with Modo and N2N. Our partnership is a pretty total staff.”
With the STLCC cellular application, pupils, faculty, and staff could swiftly, simply, and securely add vaccination evidence, although a backend procedure hooked up and indexed the documentation to each individual individual’s scholar or personnel record, enabled validation by authorized reviewers, and despatched notification again by means of the college student or personnel information and facts program, so each individual human being could look at the standing of their acceptance in their personal report. Incentive payments for accepted submissions ended up deposited directly into student and employee accounts.
The incentive application was a success, and the result was significant, a 67% increase in verified staff vaccinations as opposed to pre-incentive numbers and a whopping 235% improve in learners. The plan also drove downloads of the STLCC mobile application in general. Today, about 5,459 of students and college/team have downloaded it.
With the good results of the system, STLCC is in the method of placing it up again to run in advance of the Spring 2022 session. “This time we’re searching at using drive notifications inside the application to advise pupils about the system,” reported Hawasli. “For the first plan we utilised e mail to notify them, but students never tend to read electronic mail. We anticipate acquiring even better benefits communicating it through the mobile application.”