Over the summer, we have been working on improving the student experience. In addition to implementing a student portal and moving to Google Apps for Education for your email, we also developed a mobile app to make it even easier to navigate through the portal. The app can be downloaded on the iTunes App Store or Google Play Store, and you can also get the app through the portal.

The uLethbridge mobile app provides you with most of the same functionality as the portal including single sign-on, Moodle and Google Mail & Calendar. You will also have easy access to faculty and departmental information, a campus map, security and emergency information, upcoming deadlines and view the latest news from around campus. Your student account, Bridge Bucks and dining plan balances or also at your fingertips.

Given that this is the first version of the app and the portal, we welcome your feedback to enhance both systems! Simply provide feedback using the feedback buttons located in the portal and the app.

There will be a naming contest as we think the portal deserves a much better name. Students, staff and faculty are invited to submit potential names from September 10-21, 2014 for a chance to win an iPad Mini (or equivalent)! Please keep watching this blog, electronic screens, and the portal for more information about the contest.