College of the Canyons has released a new mobile application designed to improve the COC experience for students, staff and community members alike.
Originating from a vision brought forth by a group of COC students, the new “Canyons M” app connects users with a variety of valuable resources, including individualized student information, college calendars, campus safety links, campus maps and more.
“We hope students will find this app useful for everyday life,” said Mark Garcia, Director, Management Information Systems at the college. “Our biggest goal in creating it was to connect students with relevant information in a way that fits today’s technology and is available to each individual.”
Upon downloading the app, users will be prompted to enter as a “Student” or “Guest.” Students are encouraged to select “Student,” create a login, and link their COC Canvas and student email accounts to the app. College staff and community members can also enter the app as a “Guest.”
Among its many useful features, the app’s interaction with Google Maps provides a lot of value for those who aren’t familiar with the COC Valencia and Canyon Country campuses. Users can select a destination, whether it be an ATM machine, restroom, parking kiosk, or specific building, and Google Maps will provide directions from the user’s current location or a provided location.
The app also connects to Ask Canyons, where users can get quick answers to a variety of questions about the college. Information regarding application status, tuition costs, how to obtain a parking pass and more can all be accessed via Ask Canyons.
Students can also enjoy easy access to their Canyons email, Canvas portal and COC’s social media pages, all in one central location.
In the weeks ahead, the college plans to increase the app’s functionality and personalization with specific information regarding student education plans, financial aid status and campus events and activities relating to chosen areas of study. The college is also rolling out profiles for faculty and staff.
It’s hoped that the Canyons M app will become an integral part of student and campus life, connecting users with relevant enrollment and student services information, while providing a unique experience for individuals.
This application is available for download now in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.