Jerusalem, Israel — July 28, 2021
Loughborough University and the University of Plymouth leverage the campusM Attendance feature to empower learners and identify students in need of help
Jerusalem, Israel—July 28, 2021. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the Attendance feature of the Ex Libris campusM™ student engagement platform and web portal has thus far captured over six million student check-ins globally.
The campusM Attendance feature enables students to check in to classes through their institution’s campusM mobile app or desktop portal. Personalized push notifications from the mobile app remind students of an upcoming class and display their attendance record through an intuitive dashboard similar to a student attendance tracker.
Over the past year, the adoption of campusM Attendance has accelerated as universities look for reliable ways to track and follow up on remote attendance. With students returning in varying capacities to campuses, the Attendance functionality will continue to deliver critical engagement data that universities can use to develop better virtual learning policies and identify students who are struggling.
The United Kingdom’s Loughborough University sees 10,000 daily check-ins on average during school terms. “The Attendance technology has helped us measure and maintain student engagement as we navigate the complexities of hybrid in-person and remote learning,” said Loughborough University Middleware and Library Systems Manager Gary Brewerton. “While we knew that the technology could benefit students who are learning in-house, we were surprised to see how many students asked to check in to virtual events. Our students are eager to demonstrate that they’re showing up and putting in the work, and the Attendance feature lets them do so easily.”
“The campusM Attendance feature has helped us empower our students,” said Digital Experience & Platforms Manager Rupert Frankum at the UK’s University of Plymouth, which sees an average of 4,500 daily check-ins during school terms. “Students like to be in control of their check-ins and to get immediate feedback on their attendance. On the administrative side, the data from the Attendance technology is one metric that we use to measure student engagement and drive wellness outreach. When a student misses a certain number of check-ins, that’s a good indicator that we need to find out whether everything is okay.”
“The real-time data captured by the Attendance feature gives universities insight into student engagement trends while enabling administrators to quickly detect and support students in need,” commented Ex Libris Director of Product Strategy for Student Digital Solutions Matthew Sherlock. “We are thrilled that throughout the uncertainties of the pandemic, universities have been leveraging the campusM Attendance technology to drive new engagement strategies and promote student well-being.”
About Loughborough University
Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sports and its underpinning academic disciplines.
The university has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2021 QS World University Rankings, and granted the University of the Year award by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019.
Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 7th in the Guardian University League Table 2021, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020, and 6th in the UK Complete University Guide 2021.
About the University of Plymouth
The University of Plymouth is renowned for high-quality, internationally leading education, research, and innovation. With a mission to “Advance Knowledge and Transform Lives,” Plymouth is a top 50 research university (Research Fortnight Research Power League Table 2014), with clusters of world-class research across a wide range of disciplines, including marine science and engineering, medicine, cybersecurity, and psychology. A three-time winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, most recently in 2020 in respect of its pioneering research on microplastics pollution in the oceans and its impact on the environment and changing behavior, the University continues to grow in stature and reputation.
It has a strong track record for teaching and learning excellence, and has one of the highest numbers of National Teaching Fellows of any UK university. With over 18,000 students, a further 6,000 studying for a Plymouth degree at partner institutions in the UK and around the world, and over 140,000 alumni pursuing their chosen careers globally, the University of Plymouth has a growing global presence. For more information, see http://www.plymouth.ac.uk.
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is a leading global provider of cloud-based SaaS solutions that enable institutions and their individual users to create, manage, and share knowledge. In close collaboration with its customers and the broader community, Ex Libris develops creative solutions that increase library productivity, maximize the impact of research activities, enhance teaching and learning, and drive student mobile engagement. Ex Libris serves over 7,500 customers in 90 countries. For more information, see our website and join us on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.