Campuses help to filter similar content so the right groups of app users get the right information within the app. Apps that have shared content as well as content that needs to be targeted to specific users based on location, demographics, etc. work well with the Emplify Campus functionality. App users will be prompted to select the campus they want to view when they first download the app, and the content within the app will adjust based on the campus that is selected.
When should I use campuses?
Campuses work best when most of the content for the app is shared, but some of the content is unique to each campus. Apps with campus functionality share the same menu navigation, but the content within each menu section can differ based on the campus that is selected. Consider using campuses for these situations:
- If you are a multi-site organization
- If your content is targeted to different age groups
How do I add campuses to my app content?
Campuses are part of specific packages at Emplify. If you aren't sure if campuses are included in your package, contact your Customer Success Manager and they will be happy to help! If you have purchased campuses, your Customer Success Manager will setup the campus names for your app. Once your campuses have been enabled, you can add the campus filter to containers in the Mobile App Studio. There isn't a limit on how many campus containers you can setup. All the items within a campus container will only display when app users are viewing that campus in the app. Campuses cannot be added to root menu containers in the app as all app users in all campuses will have the same app menu.
1. Create a container:
Drag over a new container from the Draggables panel. Containers that are campus specific cannot be at the root menu level.
Click the pencil icon to the right of the container to edit the container and update the title.
2. Add a campus to the container:
While the container is still in edit mode, drag over the Campus draggable from the Draggables panel. Use the dropdown menu to choose the correct campus for that container. Adding a campus means that all the items in that container will only be visible in the app when a user has selected that campus.
3. Add items or subcontainers to the campus container:
Anything you add to a campus container will only be visible when users have selected to view that campus in the app. In our example, users will only see the staff directory container and staff member items when they are viewing the Example Campus in the app.
4. Check the preview:
You can adjust the preview in the Mobile App Studio to see what content will show for each campus. Go to the drop down menu in the upper right of the Mobile App Studio. First, click on the blue icon to toggle between Applications and Campuses. Once you have selected Campuses, click on the down arrow to select the campus you want to view in the preview.
Things to remember:
- Campuses work best when most of the content for the app is shared, but some of the content is unique to each campus.
- Containers that are campus specific cannot be at the root menu level.
- You can adjust the preview in the Mobile App Studio to see what content will show for each campus by toggling the menu in the upper right hand corner.
- Check with your CSM to see if campuses are included in your package, and the best way to utilize them.