I recently spoke with Shawn Tivnan, Assistant Director of web services at Bristol Community College in southeastern Massachusetts. As a community college, they have a very diverse student population – from traditional aged college students to those who have families and full-time jobs. He understands the importance of unified mobility.
“Our goal is to help all of our students achieve more, and giving them unified mobile access to all of our systems is an important part of reaching that goal,” said Tivnan.
Also, BCC wants to create a feeling of belonging. Launching an app that uses their colors and icons enhances the school’s brand while providing authentically mobile experiences. They’ve integrated the school’s SIS and LMS systems, Office 365 email, as well as a full integration of their Follett bookstore.
“Our students are juggling every minute of every day,” Tivnan says. “We make it easier for them to stay engaged, and ultimately that will help us keep our retention rates among the best in the state.”