You’ve spoken, and we’ve listened. In 2018, Ucroo is back with a list of new features and improvements we know you’re going to love. The team have been working hard behind the scenes to bring our students a social network that is engaging, reliable, and addresses some common pain points.
Our new platform has officially launched, and (technical jargon aside) here’s some of the fun stuff you can now do with Ucroo…
1. Design Ucroo to suit you
The new version of Ucroo offers a more personalised user experience. From your profile page, you can update your interests and skills with ‘labels’. This information is then used to offer suggestions for groups, events, posts and connections. To see your suggestions, just click on the new ‘Discover tab’. The Discover tab also makes recommendations for you based on your campus location, course, and faculty, which are all imported during the account provisioning stage.
Labels can also be added to your posts and act like #hashtags, connecting you to more of the content you care about.
2. Tag your friends and see who has liked your post
With the new update, we’ve made it easier than ever to engage and connect with your friends. You can now tag your friends in your posts! Just insert the @ symbol and type their name.
Did Ucroo ever leave you wondering ‘who liked my post?’
Now when people like your post, you will see a list of the students and staff who are interacting with you. You might even like to add them as a connection.
Increase your chances of more likes on your post by adding polls, pictures and files!
3. Find answers to your questions
Have a burning question you need the answer to now? Click the Ask CQUni tab on the left hand side of Ucroo and it will take you directly to our FAQ’s webpage- it’s as easy as that!
You can ask almost anything related to student life at CQUni from how to obtain an academic transcript, how to get your Student ID card and what support services are available to you.
4. Connect with Support Services
Student services that are active on Ucroo can now customise their pages to include labels, consultation times, and a map of their location. We think you’ll like the new look, and will find it easy to engage with our student services. There’s so much great content on our network including career opportunities, academic workshops, indigenous student support, the Academic Learning Centre, and new student support.
While you’re making connections with our support services, why not navigate over to the Groups area and join a group or make your own! Joining a club or group is a great way to connect with other students and make the most out of your time at university. Ucroo allows you to join and create groups including study groups, and groups based on your interests and hobbies.
From Term 1 2018, you will also automatically be added into the subject (unit) groups on Ucroo for the units you are enrolled in. This means you won’t have to add your subjects manually.
5. Download the app and take it with you wherever you go!
If you haven’t already downloaded the Ucroo app, or maybe have an old version, you can go to the app store on your smart device and search for ‘Ucroo CQUniversity’. Regardless of which CQUniversity campus you attend, you can take the official student social network with you wherever you go!
6. Buy and Sell Textbooks on Marketplace
Arguably our most popular functionality on the Ucroo, the Marketplace feature isn’t going anywhere.
Marketplace is great location for buying and selling second-hand textbooks. If you’re a new student, we suggest checking out the Marketplace to see what’s available – you might just grab a bargain!
7. Sign In, Not Sign Up
If you’ve been studying with us for a few years, you might have had to create your own account – not any more. Students newly admitted in 2018 will automatically have accounts created. This means you will be able to login using your CQUni student login details – or click straight through to Ucroo from the Student Portal. How easy is that?!