Capilano, WesternU launch new apps for students

August 28, 2014

As students begin to flock to campus for the start of another school year, several PSE institutions are releasing smartphone apps to make the transition a little bit easier. For example, Western University has released a mobile app that provides students with transit information and maps to campus eateries as well as access to academic tools and information. Integration with WesternU’s online teaching tool, OWL, will allow students to easily access assignments and stay up-to-date on projects. “By leveraging more dynamic data we’ve been able to provide users with real-time information that can simplify how they interact with Western,” said Martin Douglas, an employee with WesternU’s Information Technology Services. In BC, Capilano University has launched “The Cap App,” which lets students see their grades and course schedules, access email, manage library accounts, and view campus maps. “This app highlights the importance of connectivity amongst our student population by allowing students a quick, efficient and easy way to stay up-to-date on their life here at Cap,” said Registrar Karen McCredie. WesternU News Release | CapilanoU News Release