Coming soon to Populi: Contacts.


Contacts replaces the Admin section of Populi. It contains everything we used to keep there—People, Organizations, Tags, and so on—and you'll come here to add new people and organizations, manage tags and custom fields, and set up ID card templates.

Of course, we've also added a couple new things (and refined a few others). The new People view lets you see and filter through everyone in your system, including reports for GDPR folks and Deleted People. Actions lets you add and remove tags, manage custom fields, email people, and export them. (Organizations get similar features.)

There's also a new Directory with separate views for students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Directory is available to all your users (people without the Staff role will see Directory in place of Contacts); of course, it hides private profiles and contact information from non-Staff users.

We're planning to get Contacts out to you in the next couple weeks. Here's Isaac Grauke and Adam Sentz with a deeper dive into what's coming:

Merry Christmas and a Happy 2020 From Populi!

Merry Christmas From Populi

2019 has been a big year for us with a lot of focus on making sure Populi can continue to serve you well for years to come. In addition to the all new Search engine we released recently, the biggest development project of the year was one you probably didn’t notice at all. In 2019, a tremendous amount of effort and attention has gone into the biggest infrastructural upgrade Populi has ever been through; one that is designed to keep Populi humming merrily along as more and more of you use it more and more every day.

Another big push this year was in improving how we communicate with all of you. Key pieces have been ongoing live training webinars, and our new YouTube channel (go smash subscribe!). We’re making sure to keep our social channels up to date so you can keep up with what’s going on with Populi. To that end, please do follow us on whatever channels you like to use. In addition to YouTube, you can find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and even LinkedIn.

As always, from everyone here to all of you who made 2019 a great year to work at Populi, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

P.S. Here on the cusp of the next decade, it bears mentioning that a handful of you have been with us since before the start of this one (and a fair few more for very nearly that long). Thank you for taking a chance on us. We hope that we’ve served you well over the past years, and that we’ll continue to do so for many more. It’s not hyperbole to say that we wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for y’all. So, thank you, thank you, thank you.

New Search

New Search is here! After about a month in public beta, Populi’s new search engine is now live for everyone.

Here’s a video overview we made when the public beta started. Since then, thanks to your feedback, we’ve made a number of tweaks and improvements including the triumphant return of phoenetic matching. It’s good now. Really.

Coming Soon: Course Syllabus & Files

We’re aiming to realease the Course Syllabus and Files update later this week. Here’s a quick video overview we put up on our YouTube channel a couple weeks ago.

New Feature: Rescore Test Questions

Ready to take a closer look at Populi?
Try Populi