Now that Class Roster is finished and released, I've spent the past few weeks putting the final touches on a new Campus Directory application. Campus Directory will be the 4th app released in FHU's new set of Classroom Apps. You might have used the old Directory app, but it was written several years ago, and had grown limited in its functionality. The new application provides several new features that I'm very excited about.
Upon first log-in, the user sees an interface similar to the one presented in Class Roster. If the user is a student, they'll get a one-time prompt requesting them to save their profile. For students, this is what determines what is visible in search (if anything at all). Students have the option to hide their phone number, birthday, dorm room or their entire profile in general.
The search is pretty robust and allows the user to search on first name, last name or account name. There is an autocomplete that will display in case you can't quite remember that person's name. After searching, the user sees a table of contact "cards" that can be clicked on to bring up details about that person.
One piece of Campus Directory I'm particularly proud of is the inclusion of Class Lists. On the right hand side of the screen, the app comes pre-loaded with every course the student or faculty member is enrolled in that semester. There's even an indication of how many students are enrolled in the the course. Clicking on the class will bring up a customized search that returns every person in that course. There is also a handy "email" link included in case you need to send an email to the entire course.
Like I said, I'm very excited for Campus Directory to hit the ground running. I hope you're looking forward to it.