Mobile app allows students to track grades, student accounts

Dan Spadafora

In response to increased use of smartphone technology at Grand Valley State University, the GVSU Information Technology department has introduced the myGV mobile application, launched earlier this fall.

The free app allows students to check class schedules, grades, account balances, transactions and housing assignments while also providing campus news all on the go from Android phones or iPhones. Brian Snyder, web programmer in the IT department, along with other GVSU faculty developed the specific details of the app. SunGard, a software and information technology company specializing in higher education, produced the basic framework of the app for GVSU.

“We’re continuing development, we have another release coming out soon,” he said. “You will be able to check meal plan balance that you have associated with your Grand Valley ID card.”

Snyder added that the updated release will open the app to faculty, allowing them to see their class list and student rosters

To access the app, students can sign in by entering their G-number and PIN as they do when they access MyBanner.

The app has been downloaded more than 600 times. Snyder added that if there is sufficient demand, his IT team will look into developing the app so it is compatible with Windows 7 phones.

“We want to get everybody involved,” he said. “We want to provide an easy and convenient way for the campus community to retrieve campus information and personal account information from myBanner.”

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