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FAIRFAX, Va. – August 9, 2013 – Ellucian® is advancing digital campus power with the new 2.5 release of Ellucian Mobile. New features, including multimedia messaging, Google Analytics, and single sign-on access to external mobile web applications and Ellucian web products, help institutions of higher education provide more and better role-based content, and gain insights to improve their mobile campus experience.
Unlike outmoded offerings that bundle disconnected apps through mobile middleware, Ellucian Mobile is a single app that delivers volumes of varied content through a highly customizable framework. It is a fast, affordable, and scalable approach to institutions wanting to deliver the best mobile experience. More than 600 institutions located throughout Asia, the Middle East, Europe, North America, Central America, the
Caribbean, South America, and Australia have licensed Ellucian Mobile since it was launched in April.
“The mobile environment changes quickly, and Ellucian is committed to aggressively improving and evolving our groundbreaking mobile solution so that institutions can meet the changing expectations of every constituent – on and off campus,” said Mark Jones, chief product officer, Ellucian. “Our mobile framework was the first in higher education to create a campus-wide, real-time extensible solution. And we continue to lead the market with new functionality that is possible only through seamless integration with Ellucian administrative systems, creating the best mobile experience in global higher education.”
Ellucian Mobile now provides the ability for institutions to deliver video and audio files, like a presidential welcome video or the school fight song, to all users; rich features that are in high demand by mobile users. The new version also delivers more capabilities made possible by leveraging the solution’s out-of-the-box integration to Ellucian’s three administrative systems: Colleague® by Ellucian, Banner® by Ellucian, and PowerCampus™ by Ellucian. The integration also makes it possible for users to access single sign-on web applications that use Central Authentication Service (CAS), creating a consistent mobile user experience. These applications include those that reside on an institution’s Ellucian portal solution as well as external mobile web applications.
In addition, Ellucian customers that use the Colleague Intelligent Learning Platform (ILP) can give students and faculty access to learning management system data directly on mobile devices. For example, students and faculty can easily view class assignments, calendars, and other course-related information from their Blackboard Learn™ and Moodle Learning Management Systems.
The new version of Ellucian Mobile also includes Google Analytics so institutions can view detailed, aggregated statistics on overall and specific feature usage. This intelligence can help determine how the mobile app is used and how to improve it for the community.
Ellucian Mobile supports the iOS, Android and Kindle Fire platforms. Institutions can choose to implement an easily configurable turnkey application that can be fully launched in hours or opt to build, customize, and manage their own mobile environment. Ellucian Mobile also includes the following key features:
• Multiple-entity support that enables institutions or consortiums to customize a single application for each campus or institution
• Full customization and branding control so institutions can brand and prioritize their mobile experience
• Real-time extensibility that enables institutions to include non-Ellucian services and mobile web apps
• Cloud configuration system designed to help institutions launch a customized and branded solution in hours, without deep technical experience
• Available in five languages, including US English, UK English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese
Ellucian Mobile illustrates the company’s commitment to deliver on its Ellucian Extensible Ecosystem vision, extending the power of Ellucian administrative systems, and providing institutions with more choices and control over the capabilities they make available to their constituents.
Ellucian helps education institutions thrive in an open and dynamic world. We deliver a broad portfolio of technology solutions, developed in collaboration with a global education community, and provide strategic guidance to help education institutions of all kinds navigate change, achieve greater transparency, and drive efficiencies. More than 2,400 institutions in 40 countries around the world look to Ellucian for the ideas and insights that will move education forward, helping people everywhere discover their futures through learning. Visit Ellucian at www.ellucian.com, follow Ellucian on Twitter (@EllucianInc), and like Ellucian on Facebook (/EllucianInc).
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