Engage is the student engagement platform website that the university has been developing to make student engagement easier.
Abbey Rutschilling, program coordinator of the Student and Community Engagement Office, gave insight on the new platform.
The company who owns this app is Campus Labs. The university has already been working with Campus Labs for a while now. This is the same company who has provided the IDEA surveys, the surveys that evaluate professors and their classes.
After the success of the IDEA surveys, the university decided to buy the entire package that included the Engage platform. All of the resources combined have and will continue to help student success.
Alongside the Engage website, there is an app called Corq being used that has made it easier for student organization life. The app is used so that anyone involved or wanting to be involved with student life, can be. Rutschilling compared Corq to a “stall talk on your phone.”
Members of organizations can post newsletters, photos, and talk in discussion forums. Students can also request to be on the roster of the organization and the executive board of each club can make changes to the roster as well. This app is a parallel to the engage platform.
Only registered student organizations can access their page. Eventually, every organization must be registered on the app.
There has been training workshops available for leaders of the organizations to help them develop their page on the app and inform their club members of the app. In the spring, workshops will be available for all students so that they can learn about the system.
“It has been working very smoothly. As it continues to develop, it will be nice to have everything all in one place and platform,” Rutschilling said.
Next year, more will continue to be added to the platform.
Eventually, student led groups will be accessible through the platform as well.
This platform is now available for all students, facility, and staff. To access it, use your Capital login information and sign in on https://capital.campuslabs.com/engage/.