Students Love Us: Success With Social Media

As Schools App reaches more and more students, we’ve been hearing a lot of great feedback about how students are using the application. Here’s a quick sample of what students have to say about Schools App and how students are using it to connect with each other (click on a post to see a bigger version):
Note: these screenshots are composites, with names and faces changed to respect the privacy of our students and honor our security standards. The positive feedback students are expressing is otherwise unedited.

They’ve Been Waiting

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Students have been waiting for communication with academic institutions to look like communication in the rest of their lives – community based, constantly available, and instantaneous. Whether it’s Office Hours or not, students can use the application to get in touch with their departments and network with other departments.

Share the Excitement

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School pride is infectious. Students are already psyched to start college, and the ability to talk to other students who share their passion keeps the excitement level high. And since Schools is on Facebook, students check the application constantly.

Help Them Find Their Peers

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Until now, admitted students haven’t been able to benefit from the support and connections of friends at their new school. When students are able to find each other before school starts and discover what they’ve got in common, getting adjusted to college is easier.

Build A Better Social Network

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Networking is an essential part of the college experience and a huge asset in the world after college. Posting on an application where the whole school can see and talk is way more effective than posting on a bulletin board in your department’s basement and hoping for the best.

Create Lasting Connections With Your Institution

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In the end, our satisfied user base speaks for itself. What can we say? Students love us.

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  • Sajohansson

    Interesting how Kim Sullivan, Sadie Horan, Avagal Klee and Ruby Ortiz have the same image. It’s almost like these aren’t real screenshots and this is pure false advertising. Students love you huh? It’s obviously not for your attention to detail. Would it have really been that hard to get different pictures for each name? Talk about lazy propaganda.

    • http://www.edumorphology.com mpstaton

      Hi Anonymous Commenter,

      We are under obligations to protect the identity of students using our applications. Schools would never have it any other way, and we would never want it any other way.

      The content is all authentically written by students. The burden on us to alter some of the cool activity is quite high, and we’re always busy serving customers, building cool software, and running the company. So, sometimes coordinating that level of detail for blog posts slips through the cracks.

      Thanks for point it out. Nicole, our Art Director, is taking care of it.

    • http://inigral.com Nicole Thayer

      You’re absolutely right – we use stock photos and fake names instead of real screenshots in to respect the privacy of our users. The post has been corrected to clarify that the screenshots have been anonymized.

      However, to echo what Michael said, these are actual testimonials from students who are finding real value in the application. I’m sorry the quality of the composites above distracted you from the positive story we were trying to tell.

    • http://inigral.com Nicole Thayer

      You’re absolutely right – we use stock photos and fake names instead of real screenshots in to respect the privacy of our users. The post has been corrected to clarify that the screenshots have been anonymized.

      However, to echo was Michael said above me, these are actual testimonials from students who are finding real value in the application. I’m sorry the quality of the composites above distracted you from the positive story we were trying to tell.