Available from the Apple App Store, ELMS
Mobile, a native app for the iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad,
provides students the ability to get quick access to announcements,
documents, discussion boards, and grades for their courses.
The software used by clickers
on campus can be run as a Web application on the iPod touch and
iPhone. This enables these units to substitute for purchasing
the clicker units themselves while providing the functionality
to respond to classroom questions that are multiple choice, short
answer, and more.
MyUM Mobile Portal
A customized mobile version of the MyUM
portal is available for use on any smartphone. Through this version,
for example, students can view Testudo information of their class
schedules (and, in conjunction with MyeVyu, the best path to get
from one class to another) and grade reports.
Public information available through the mobile portal includes
university news, dining hall information, and many other valuable
Access to the umd-secure Wireless Network
The umd-secure wireless network is part of the campus wireless
access system. It provides encrypted and speedy connectivity
across much of campus. Information on the network can be obtained
The Mobility Initiative and the Division of IT's Networking and Telecommunications
team have developed a configuration file that provides the
proper settings needed to allow the iPod touch and iPhone to connect
over umd-secure. In order to use the settings, they must be installed
via an e-mail attachment. The file and a PDF of instructions can
be automatically sent to your @umd.edu e-mail address. To get
delivery of the files, visit
http://mobility.umd.edu/emails, enter your address (only umd.edu
addresses accepted), and click the "Send Me E-Mail Please" button.
Search faculty and staff listings in the University
Directory from your mobile device. Once you've found the listing
you want, you can click on the e-mail address to send e-mail or
click on the phone number to call (if you're using a smartphone).
Developed by a team led by Dr. Ashok Agrawala of the MIND Lab
of the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer
Studies (UMIACS), this is
a port of the location and public safety application his team
originally created on the Nokia smartphone platform. Emergency
features are being developed for a V911 app that will include
a "panic button" that will send a notice for aid directly
to a police dispatcher along with location information and streaming
audio and video.
MyeVue also offers a full campus building database, which allows
it to be used as a location tool that can provide your current
location and directions to another spot on campus. In addition,
it offers the schedules for ShuttleUM buses and tells you where
in transit they are and when the next one will appear at your
location. It also provides scheduling information for MetroBus.
Read university news, see athletic team schedules, look up that
phone number you can never remember, get information about campus
events, or browse pictures from the photo gallery. It's all there
in one place -- wherever you happen to be! UMD
Mobile is available as part of a beta test the Initiative is participating
in with EZ Axess as an Apple
app and a Web version.
Info is an app, developed by the Division of IT, for Apple devices that serves
as another mobile guide to the University of Maryland. It features
a map with a building search feature, campus news, access to the
faculty/staff directory, undergraduate course descriptions, and
a calendar of campus events.