Your life has just got easier. Thanks to a new mobile website, Concordia undergraduate students can use their handheld devices (smartphones and tablets) to register for classes, add or drop courses and view class schedules and grades.
History student Alexa Santella has already accessed the website from her smartphone to check her grades and says she will use her phone to sign up for courses next term.
“It’s faster than going onto my computer. It took me five seconds to check my grades and I can do it from wherever I am,” she said. “It’s perfect for me.”
For economics student Amandine Hong, the service is about convenience. “I’m very active and rarely home,” Hong said. “My laptop is not always with me, but my phone is with me all the time.”
The process is simple. Visit m.myconcordia.ca and log in using your netname and password.
“We’re always listening to students,” explains Brad Tucker, associate vice-president, Enrolment and Student Services. “We know the ways you want to interact with us are changing, and this initiative is a way we responded to what we learn from you.”
Registering for classes and viewing grades and class schedules account for the three most-used services by students on the MyConcordia portal.
“The current mobile registration website is only available to undergraduate students but we haven’t forgotten our graduate students,” says Tucker. “It’s just that graduate registration is more complicated because of program particularities, which include various thesis options.” Still, plans are underway to reach graduate students, too.
Instructional and Information Technology Services (IITS) is projecting a high adoption rate among undergraduates in the upcoming term. The mobile website is the third initiative this term designed to make online university communications easier for students.
As of October, students can submit their requests for a refund online through the MyConcordia portal, when their accounts show a credit of more than $10.
More than 8,000 students have already signed up for Concordia’s emergency SMS messages and a draw was held recently for a free iPad from among students who registered or updated their contact information before the end of October. Students can sign up by logging into the MyConcordia portal and clicking on the “messaging” tab.
To meet the demands associated with mobile devices, the university expanded its Wi-Fi network last year and is planning another major wireless investment for the coming year. Students use their portable devices heavily and Concordia is keeping pace to ensure the most effective and efficient communications options are available.
The new mobile registration website is an initiative between IITS, Enrolment and Student Services and University Communications Services.
For support, students can phone the IITS Service Desk at 514-848-2424, ext. 7613, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• IITS Service Desk Mobile Course Registration Page
• Instructional and Information Technology Services
• Student Services
• MyConcordia portal