joule Mobile provides a directory where users can browse or search for students, faculty or staff that are enrolled in the same courses as they are. The directory is also a convenient place to get quick access to important numbers like campus security, the library, etc.
From the initial consolidated list view, users can select a name to drill down and see extended information about the contact. From here, users can also send a friend request to that contact to connect with them through the Mobile Campus Network, send an e-mail, or add to their smartphone’s address book.
Users can stay up-to-date with campus news through joule Mobile’s news feature, which streams publically available news from the school’s Web site via an RSS feed. Users that are logged into the app can also see personalized news that is only accessible to students, faculty or staff.
The courses feature lists all courses in which the user is enrolled, organized by category.
From this consolidated list view, users can select a course to drill down and get more detailed information, including:
- Course description
- Session time
- Recent activity (populated from the course’s Recent Activity block)
The roster appears similar to the directory and allows users to send an e-mail to their classmates.
Grades are listed by activity, and instructors have the additional capability of getting more detail about the activity by selecting it. This opens the full course within joule in the operating system’s default mobile browser.
Users can easily locate buildings on campus and find directions using Google Maps. joule Mobile’s maps feature shows specific campus locations for easier navigation as well as allows users to browse a list of the buildings on campus. For multi-campus institutions, users can also narrow their options by selecting the specific campus of interest.
joule Mobile synchronizes with the school’s joule calendar, allowing users to view public events within the app. Once logged into the app, users can also see personalized events that are only accessible to students, faculty or staff.
By signing up with DUB, users can expand their profiles to include social networking links (i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn, FriendFeed, etc.), instant messenger, e-mail, phone, photo, address and other contact information.
Users can then exchange their information with other users to build a lifelong connection. As friends change their contact information, the user’s phone’s address book is automatically updated to ensure accuracy at all times.
Messages and alerts are sent to the app and the user can click them for details.
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Connectivity: Works across any type of Internet connection.
Compatibility: Available on iPhone or iPod Touch OS v3.x
Small enhancement and bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Most of the information in this app has nothing to do with the contents of a teacher's Moodle course. Lots of peripheral nonsense...much of which is already on the school web site. To add insult to injury, most a teacher's Moodle course content is accessed by this app by shunting you off to Safari! What the...! Do you know what a Moodle page looks like on a tiny iPhone screen? No, you don't because it is too small to see without an electron microscope. If you use the spread finger to enlarge gesture, then you end up having to pan all over the web page to see the content. This app should provide, as clearly and comprehensively as possible on the relatively tiny iPhone/Touch screen, the content of a teacher's Moodle site. It fails miserably at that. In fact, I would say this is the WORST education app I have ever used...and I have used a lot. I wish our tech department had seen this app before contracting with Joule. Any company that can manage to produce garbage like this should not be trusted with the education of young people. End of sermon.
Pretty Good, Desperately in need of iPad Version!!!
It's a pretty good app for the iPhone, but you really need to make universal for the iPad as well.
I have an iPad that has almost completely replaced my laptop. My University previously used Blackboard and I constantly used the blackboard app. We are now switching to joule and I am not able to access courses and documents quickly and easily as before.
As more and more people switch to iPads and other tablet devices I think it is crucial for you to have a joule application designed for that platform.
I have never bothered to write a review for anything on iTunes (not for music, movies or apps) until now. I've had this app for a year and a half, and up until Joule's "upgrade" about a month ago, the app worked well enough for what it needed to do--it let me view my classes, who the other students were in each course, homework assignments, grades, syllabus, etc. Ever since the "upgrade," everything is blank. There is no information anywhere, even though I'm logged in! I'm beginning to wonder why this app continues to exist if it doesn't work. Really terrible.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.