Populi recently updated, which is AWESOME, and I can now access more on the app than I could before. However, there is still no iPad version, so using the app on my iPad (which is much easier than using it on my phone), just uses the center of the screen. There is an option to stretch it, but honestly it’s just easier to use a web browser than to use the app.
I have the app on my iPad which I often use as my computer. If i ever need the app to check something in a pinch I can pretty much guarantee it will not function properly. Every time, every single time I open the app it signs me out and I need to sign back in again. And once I am signed in very often, at least once a week I am unable to access the files that my professor has posted on Populi, they will not download from the app, Just stick with the web browser if your school uses Populi.
I’ve had several experiences as a student where I have to restart the app because it freezes as I’m navigating through the different tabs of my classes. The most frustrating one is that I can’t access the lessons page on either of my classes. It says to “update the app” but there’s no update option available when I go to the App Store. I’ve restarted my iPhone and the app and the problem continues. Please fix and notify what the issue is. Thanks!
The app logs you out constantly. When you try to log back in, you have a o put your school name and then….. nothing. This happens over and over: to exit the white screen of death you have to force close the app and try again and again. I’m forced to use this for school. Glitchy, unreliable, frustrating. My daughters school uses blackboard and it doesn’t have any of these issues. The desktop op site is semi-decent. I loathe this constantly crashing app.
I would like to be able to tap a push notification and have it deep link me into what it is referencing in the app. For example: A push about a bulletin board post should link to that post, a push about a grade on an assignment should link to that item.
I really enjoy this app for school. When I’m out somewhere without my laptop, the Populi makes getting schoolwork done fast & easy. However, this app does need work. There is no way to take tests through the app. I’d like to see this option with an upcoming update.
Random logouts have already been mentioned by others. Among the list of problems is also the payment section. There should be an option for payment information to be saved. It is silly to have a student enter their details in every time they make a payment.
Main problem with this app is since the last update it keeps logging me out, definitely inconvenient when it’s needed multiple times a day. Face ID would be a great component as well. Adding the ability to comment on assignments from the app would also be helpful.
This application feels like it is stuck at v1 and hasn’t seen any significant improvement since it’s initial release. * no dark mode * no ability to upload assignments directly from OneDrive or Dropbox * courses are not listed on page when you login * no integration with online meeting applications
I upgraded my app yesterday. Unfortunately, the menu on the top disappeared. I could only see the announcements, but I couldn't switch to my course pages anymore.. Otherwise I have enjoyed the app a lot.
can't access the lessons page on either of my classes. It says to "update the app" but there's no update option available when I go to the App Store. I've restarted my iPhone and the app and the problem continues.
I updated my iPhone 12 Pro and now I’m unable to login. I deleted and reinstalled the app a number of times before being able to login. The app worked for a few days, then logged me out. I haven’t been able to login since.
It frequently loses the ability to view lessons and tests on the app. Error message says needs to be updated, but there’s no update available. Have to delete and reload to get working until the next time… iPhone 12, latest OS, plenty of memory.
I’m rooting for Populi to some day displace the bloated and outdated giant called Blackboard, but this app is hardly a step forward. It doesn’t even have a function for me to email my students. It’s also not designed for iPads, but phones only.
Every time I try to get on the app, it seems really slow. That could be the internet connection, except for the fact that I can get on the Populi website and load much faster. As a student, it would also be nice to be able to see my attendance in the app. If you can do it on the website, why can't you do it in the app? If you can do it on the website, you should be able to do it on the app!
This is a truly amazing app that utilizes the mobility of the iphone/itouch. Login is only required once to stay logged in, unlike the computer web site. This provides very quick access. I really love how I can check assignments and study my Latin vocab right before class on my itouch. One of the things it doesn't include that it's computer website does is the mail. It would be nice to be able to check mail as well. All things said and done, this app is incredibly useful and helpful.
I love the apps convenience and ease of use, and I enjoy have students' contact information so readily available. However, the attendance feature to take role is time consuming because you have to mark everyone tardy or absent then back to present to take role. There should be a save button for attendance to save the default of "present".
My favorite thing about Populi is its accessibility, both the intuitive design and the freedom to login from any computer with internet, guess it only made sense to take that mobile. Really love that a tap on a colleague's address gets me to a map!
I want to be able to view my absences. I want to view my grades for all classes even though the class has ended. Now that the classes have ended the only option is to use the main site and the app is worthless. Overall, it needs more stability. If key features like this are not present, then there is no need to use it and I can just view it on my laptop at a later time(inconvenient).
This app was already bare bones as it is, which wasn't great, but at least I was able to view files my professors posted. Now however whenever I attempt to view a file the app says, "unable to connect to Populi". Please fix this. And if possible in the future, update the app to include more of the features available on the site.
Thanks for fixing the files bug. Really enjoy the app makes using populi on mobile decent. Some of the views load slow but overall pretty good. Could you allow files to be open in other programs on the device.
So I'm going to dinner at a friends house. I'm on my bike, I look her up on my Populi App, I click on her address and it immediately pulls up the directions in Maps. All on my bike, all in 30 sec. Nice.
I suppose this app is probably limited in some areas, but I haven't noticed yet. It does what it sets out to do - give you mobile (if not omnipotent) access to your populi account. I also appreciate the in-app document viewer.
For use with the Populi college management system. * Uses the same Populi login you use at your school. * Use your iPhone’s Bluetooth beacon to automatically take attendance. * Faculty can grade assignments, run discussions, take attendance, and post to course Bulletin Boards. * Students can check grades, submit assignments, take tests, contribute to discussions, and check in for attendance. * Faculty and students can join course conferences. * Add new admissions leads. * View and pay your balance, show your ID Card, view your calendars, look up school contacts, and keep up with To-Dos. * Search your Library and place holds on resources. * Browse, join and interact with groups. As a group administrator you can also manage group members and content.