As a Campus Cloud administrator, you can use Studio to create tiles that appear in the campus guide. Campus Guide tiles hold all of the content for your college. You can create different content for different experiences, such as Students, Visitors and Staff. Within each of these experiences you can divide the content into separate sections.
Here’s all you need to know about the different types of Campus Guide tiles and how to arrange them on the campus app.
Types of tiles
You can display all the upcoming events on the campus app and turn on assessment to mark student attendance and gather student feedback. After you create the Events tile, follow the instructions here to Start Filling Up Events List.
You can put all the Orientation events and information in this tile, create a wall for members attending and even place it as a Featured tile at the top of Home Page. Here’s all you need to know about creating Orientation Programs.
Add college services and place their contact information, hours and link at the top to let students easily access information when they tap on individual services. Here’s how you can Create a Service.
Groups and Clubs
You can help students explore clubs, join them and post on club walls. Each club is added as a Resource List with its logo, contact information, description and web links. Here’s how you can Create a Club.
Link your official athletics page directly to the college app using a web-link and let students view a mobile-friendly version. Web-links are a particular Resource Type and you can learn more about different Resources and Resource Lists.
Put the campus map directly in the campus guide to help students connect with the campus and know all about locations on campus. You can learn more about map functionality in our section on Campus Map.
The dining tile is a list of all dining places within or near the college. Each point on the map displays important information such as hours of operation, contact information, and dietary notes. Get started and Create a Dining Location.
Build a directory of important contacts and students can just call from the app with one click. This tile usually consists of security numbers, administration contact and hotlines.
Add a web-link of the college library and let students check out books, read online and do everything they possibly can on the website.
The college portal can be accessed directly by the app. Students can view their courses, grades and assignments through the app and stay on top of their academic routines.
The courses on holds for a student can be viewed directly ans students can view course information for courses they cannot enroll in.
Add bursary information for students so they can view the sum of their grant.
You can add the list of available financial aid that students can apply for. They can view the financial aid they have received and are eligible for, as well as their student loan.
Add a web-page leading to student enrollment where students can view their enrollments and get enrolled for new courses. The tile will open as an in-app link in the browser.
This is a direct middleware integration for enrollment. By adding a native enrollment tile, students can directly tap and view their enrollments within that tile.
You can directly link to the Follett bookstore. Students and teachers can buy or rent textbooks. It's also a one-stop shop for office & personal supplies.
Bring Your Own Apps
The Campus Guide is a powerful tool for centralizing information that's useful to students. It can hold apps that your students use, putting the app directly into the campus guide. You can also build your own web apps and link those to the campus guide, using the Ready Education Application Programming Interface.
Organize the Campus Guide into Sections
The tiles are the visual presentation of the content you can create such as events, services, maps and many more. You can organize similar tiles together or near other in one section.
We recommend creating the following three sections:
- Featured This Week: showcase your upcoming events for the week such as orientation events or seminars. This is the first thing students will view on their Home Page.
- Student Life: dedicate this section to all student engagement activities. Add Campus Services, Groups & Clubs, and web-links to the Athletics page, Campus Ministry etc.
- Campus Information: Add campus maps, important links, the college directory and the college library.
You can find more about organizing the Campus Guide into sections here:
For More Information
For more information regarding app experiences and the campus guide, please consult the following FAQs: