Monday, August 1, 2016

Vol State Has an App for That! - App Review

Did you know that Vol State has a free app to help you keep track of class schedules, important announcements, and campus events? Though it's been out for a few months, I've just downloaded and started exploring the app, and I'm excited to have everything consolidated in one place. Having one more thing organized neatly makes my life a little easier!

So what does it do? I'll take you on a tour.

Want a quick check-in to see what's happening on campus? The Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram selections take you straight to Vol State's social media sites from inside the app.

There's also a link to the Vol State Virtual Community blog, which I particularly enjoy, but I might be a little biased.

You can also get a list of local Emergency numbers, check the athletics game schedules, or read up on the latest VSCC news without ever leaving the app.

My absolute favorite features, though, are the ones that link you to your own courses. Click the Dashboard icon in the upper right corner.

Now you can keep up with your assignments, grades, announcements, and discussions from Elearn on the go! No more waiting to get back to your home computer to keep up with your classes.

Speaking of classes, what's your schedule again? Select "Courses" from the main menu to get an overview of each semester.

The map icon pulls up a map with pins denoting each of your class locations, and the calendar icon will ask you if you want to add your schedule to your phone's calendar.

Start the new semester organized and in-the-know. The VolState Mobile app is available for iPhone, iPad, and Android.

Gaynell Buffinet Payne is a writer, single mother, and student at Volunteer State Community College. She also blogs for Vol State's Returning Adult Learners.

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