Mercyhurst College’s team of web developers is constantly looking to improve the way students virtually access and interact with the college.
Their latest development is a mobile version of the Mercyhurst website, tailored especially to mobile browsers.
“The idea had been floating around since last year and was given to us over the summer,” said Web Administrator Patrick Canella.
Available to students and parents alike, the site offers easy-to-use menus containing useful information, such as calendars, office hours and the Mercyhurst directory.
North East campus senior Garrett Scupski said, “I think having the academic calendar and directory are good ideas. Being able to easily look up office numbers and hours from my phone is very useful.”
After logging in, students can access Blackboard and the Outlook login screen. Also available are links to campus events and athletics.
“This is really handy, but I had no idea it exists,” said sophomore Connie Evaniak. “The easily accessible athletic calendar and events are very convenient for athletes.”
Senior Courtney Clair was not aware of the site either.
“Now that I know about the site, I will use it more often, especially the weather function and the emergency information,” she said.
Sophomore Ian Ansel said, “I like how the menus have been consolidated… A daily update of the Egan menu would also be really cool.”
The main sentiment from the students was the desire for a class schedule function similar to that of the portal.
“Our goal is to eventually have most of the portal functionality available in the mobile site,” Canella said.
The new mobile version of the site can be found at m.mercyhurst.edu.