A new mobile app MyAlamo allows employees and students to access a directory, news feed, course information and emergency contact information for iOS and Android operating systems.
Students should download this free app for easy access to district information.
The district spent $66,000 for a company to create the app. So far, it looks like money well-spent.
If students need to contact professors or classmates, the app allows them to find contact information in a matter of seconds.
Class catalogs are available on the app now to help with the registration process.
Phase 2 of MyAlamo, which should be implemented by the end of spring, would allow students to view their grades, class schedules and financial aid information.
Dr. Thomas Cleary, vice chancellor for planning, performance and information systems, said students will be able to register for summer classes from their smart phone because of Phase 2.
A possible Phase 3 of the app may even tell student or employees the location of an available parking space. How cool is that?
Well, it may not be as trendy as Facebook or Twitter, but it keeps students and employees up to date with what is happening at district colleges.
The app can even direct you to the district’s Facebook and Twitter account as well the websites for the district and each college.
Smart phones are popular among students, so students should download — and use — the app that will help them access information that can help them succeed in college.