The app, available for iPhones, iPads, and Android phones and tablets, was created by the Information Technology Department and recently released. All features of the app were suggested by students to help them with their daily experiences at UT.
“We’re very proud of the app because it is what the students wanted,” said Godfrey Ovwigho, vice president for information technology. “Students were involved in the design, development and testing of the app from the beginning to the end, so I feel very good about it.”
By using the app, students instantaneously can access bus routes, job opportunities, events and more. Campus maps also are available — but more than that, students can get walking directions to their classrooms simply by accessing their schedule.
Students also can find campus news from UT News, UToday, University Journals, YouTube and The Independent Collegian. They can see top stories, as well as search for news on specific colleges and topics.
“The app is useful to students because it makes their university more accessible,” said Dr. Sammy Spann, assistant provost for international studies and programs. “We’ve taken all of UT’s best resources and put them in one convenient location.”
Each year improvements will be made to the app to keep it relevant, and the IT staff will use student feedback to see what features should stay, go or be added.