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Getting Started With Campus Mobile

This section provides high-level views of Campus Mobile functionality.

Campus Mobile Overview

Campus Mobile is a new self-service interface designed for smartphone form factor devices. It is delivered as part of Campus Solutions Self Service and is deployed as an iOS or Android application. The application features high-value transactions to which students desire to have constant, always-available access. Features of Campus Mobile include the ability to: view class schedule, view grades, view schedule of classes, enroll in classes, manage the enrollment shopping cart, and view finances, “to do's” and holds. Further, Campus Mobile takes advantage of the new Campus Solutions notification framework to provide proactive communication to students. Delivered with Campus Mobile are a number of notifications (for example, the system notifies a student when a grade is posted). Each event that triggers a notification can be configured to use one or more communication channels (such as, email, SMS, and push notifications). In addition, the Campus Solutions notification framework also provides the ability for a student to manage how they receive notifications. The Campus Mobile smartphone application is a secure, simplified, and personalized platform for students to conduct key Self Service processes. Your institution can brand, customize, and extend the Campus mobile application to suit your campus requirements.

Campus Mobile Integrations

Campus Mobile utilizes delivered Campus Solutions web services such as the Enrollment Web Service (EWS). For Campus Mobile, a RESTful version of the delivered web services are deployed. To optimize the web service performance, Campus Mobile takes advantage of the Entity Profiling features new to Campus Solutions.

By taking advantage of PeopleTools 8.52 functionality we are able to deliver RESTful versions of the delivered web services. RESTful web services require lower overhead than SOAP-based services, thus lowering the bandwidth requirement for delivering data to a mobile device. Entity Profile gives us the ability to create and use a mobile profile that will limit the amount of data delivered in the web service payload to the subset of data that Campus Mobile needs, thus again lowering the bandwidth requirement for delivering data to a mobile device.

Campus Mobile uses delivered Campus Solutions Authentication and Authorization web services. These are RESTful web services that make it possible for users to log into Campus Mobile with the same credentials as they use in Campus Solutions Self Service. The security role, CS Mobile Student, is used to provide access to Campus Mobile. For further information on the implementation of security in Campus Mobile, see the Campus Mobile Implementation Guide.

Campus Mobile also uses delivered Campus Solutions User Preferences web services to retrieve the data displayed in the Campus Mobile Profile feature. For further information on the implementation of the web services see the Campus Mobile Implementation Guide.

Important! Campus Mobile requires a minimum level of PeopleTools 8.52 due to the REST implementation requirement.


Campus Mobile Implementation

Campus Mobile implementation involves configuring Campus Solutions, configuring and branding the Campus Mobile application itself and delivering the Campus Mobile application to students through channels such as the Apple App Store and Google Play. The following sections of this document discuss configuring Campus Solutions; see the Campus Mobile Implementation Guide for configuring and branding information.

Licensing ADF Mobile

ADF Mobile is licensed as part of the ADF/Toplink solution, which can be licensed separately and is also included in the Weblogic Enterprise license. The license to PeopleTools that you received upon licensing the Campus Self Service product includes a Restricted Use License to Weblogic. With your existing license you can use ADF Mobile to rebrand, sign, and compile the delivered mobile archive file. In addition, the Restricted Use License allows you to enhance and modify the Campus Self Service Mobile app to interact with delivered PeopleSoft functionality and data in delivered tables. If you wish to enhance or modify the Campus Self Service Mobile app in a way that does not interact with a PeopleSoft application or delivered tables or to create entirely new apps, you will need to license ADF/Toplink either specifically or through a Weblogic Enterprise license.