AT&T Announces UpperClass Mobile Application for Colleges, Universities
AT&T has announced UpperClass, a mobile system delivering a wide range of campus-related information to students, administrators, faculty, parents and alumni. The application provides a college community with real-time access to class information, student and faculty directories, scheduling, administration, and community information, among others. The system can also be used for ticket purchases, fundraisers, and campus-wide alerts for weather, class cancellations, or other notifications.
In addition to retrieving scheduling information, the service allows students to use certain mobile devices to track their GPAs, get maps to building locations, monitor balances, or add money to campus spending cards, view dining hall menus, or request an escort from campus security.
AT&T said parents can use the service to monitor students' schedules, grades and spending balances and to get campus news. Faculty can see dynamic reports on their projects and their students' progress, and alumni can check team scores or buy tickets to events.
UpperClass, said the company, integrates with the leading academic information systems and can be integrated and deployed using a drag and drop interface that requires no code creation.
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