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Simplifying the tracking of student attendance at institutions of higher education, this campusM initiative helps provide further support for teaching and learning

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL, October 30, 2018 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that campusM Attendance module is now available to all development partners. This first release represents an important phase in the development of a feature intended to facilitate class attendance tracking for institutions of higher education across the globe.

The outcome of pilot programs and close collaboration with academic institutions, campusM Attendance is currently being implemented at development-partner sites. Using the device of their choice, students at these sites can check in to lectures through the institution’s mobile app or desktop portal. The app reminds students of when they need to attend a class via personalized push notifications and displays their attendance record on the Check-in History screen, all on their handheld device.

Frederik Creugers, associate vice provost at Miami Dade College, noted, “In less than a year the campusM mobile application has quickly become an essential tool for Miami Dade College students to manage their university life. From registering for courses to accessing academic support or even using a personalized QR code to access student life events, our students use campusM as a ‘one stop shop.’  We are excited to partner with Ex Libris to extend the same convenience to our academic colleagues and to provide our input, enabling other colleges to streamline and automate student and faculty attendance.

“Being able to easily collect and analyze student attendance data is a key component to our student engagement strategy. Being able to identify students who are disengaged from their study enables us as an institution to make meaningful interventions.”

As with all Ex Libris solutions, the features for this release were defined in collaboration with development partners in the United Kingdom—Lancaster University, the University of Exeter, and the University of Plymouth—and the University of Montana in the United States. The development partners’ in-depth feedback through ongoing conversations, along with their experience using the current campusM release and previous versions, will assist Ex Libris in improving and streamlining the full set of processes and workflows in campusM Attendance.

“I am delighted to continue our close collaboration with our development partners,” noted Ido Peled, vice president of mobile campus solutions at Ex Libris. ”With this first partner release of campusM Attendance, we can now leverage our mobile app technology to support institutions in one of their core processes for engaging students. We are currently launching regional early-adopter programs of campusM Attendance in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, as we work toward a general release in 2019.” To learn more, visit the campusM Attendance web page.

About Ex Libris

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions that enable institutions and their individual users to create, manage, and share knowledge. In close collaboration with its customers and the broader community, Ex Libris develops creative solutions that increase library productivity, maximize the impact of research activities, enhance teaching and learning, and drive student mobile engagement. Ex Libris serves over 7,500 customers in 90 countries. For more information about Ex Libris, see our website, and join us on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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30 October 2018


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