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Kami Helps Laval University Mold Future Leaders

“I am someone who likes to be efficient, taking only my personal computer with me when on campus. Easily annotating PDF Files is a great way to save a student’s life. Thank you so much for offering this fantastic application for free. Keep up the good work!”
– Louis Benedict Landry, student, Universite Laval

Challenge: Finding a program that has functionalities that are needed in class, such as taking notes at any point on a PDF slide and adding comments directly to the file.

Solution: Kami is a PDF editor where text and graphic annotations can be made. It can easily be synced to Google Drive as well.

Benefits: Students using Kami find it simple, attractive and efficient. The program is jam-packed with tools that do not require high technical skills to use because of its user-friendly interface. The transition is not difficult for anyone who wants try it.

About the Institution

Universite Laval or Laval University is the oldest academic institution in Canada. The main campus is situated in the historical land of Quebec City. It belongs to the ten highest universities in Canada with regards to funding for research. It was established in the 1960s and believes that higher education is a vital tool for achieving social justice and economic prosperity in the country. Laval University is currently offering more than 350 degree programs. It has produced several alumni that have made their mark in their chosen careers, especially in public service. Some have become prime ministers, Supreme Court Justices, and senators.

Academic and Technical Challenge

We live in a time today where academic institutions have made a deliberate effort to reduce the use of paper in their classes. This results in the usage of electronic files, mostly PDF files, for lectures and reading materials. Students, on their part, have tried to adapt to these changes by looking at methods that will enable them to maximize their learning from the given references. One of the greatest techniques to facilitate learning is note-taking. As a result, there is a need for tools that will make it possible for students to take notes on documents that are available in electronic format.

Kami Provides a Long-Term Solution

Louis Benedict Landry is a student at Laval University who likes to be efficient. He wants to have only his personal computer with him when going around the campus. For him, taking notes on his Chromebook is the way to go. He wishes also to take notes on the PDF files given in class. He searched through the Chrome Web Store for an application that allows him to do so. Kami was the program that had the greatest number of positive reviews. He finds the program to be simple, attractive, and efficient. The real-time sync, the simplistic system of annotation, and the strong yet pure interface helped him focus more on the PDF content.

Ever since he downloaded the program, he has been using it every day for his classes and has never changed for anything else. The features that he commonly uses are viewing files, highlighting, adding text, underlining, drawing free-hand, and saving to Google Drive. Kami has been so instrumental in making him be a better student that he is very willing to recommend it to his peers. It is so simple to use such that the transition will not be difficult for anyone who wants to give it a try.

Why Using Kami is an Essential Tool to Survive College

In an environment where everything seems to be done in a paperless manner, the developers of Kami make it a point to maximize the use of PDF files. Students will find the interface to be its highest selling point. It is sleek, clean, and simple. Technical skills are not required to learn how the program works.

The benefits that Kami offers have proven far better than what other applications have to offer. Annotations can be made in the quickest time possible. Being able to place comments is just the tip of the iceberg. Students can also insert shapes or perform drawing in freehand. The best part is it can be connected to Google Drive, which is an excellent venue for collaboration. Files can be saved and shared anytime, anywhere, without posing any inconvenience to the user.

Maria Dublin
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Maria is a writer, an editor, and a law student. She plays for the Philippine national touch football team, and does a lot of travelling during the holidays.