Case Studies

Kami Supports the University of Minnesota Students in Becoming Future Pharmacists

“Kami is sleek, intuitive and user-friendly. I recommend Kami to my peers because it is easy to use and makes it easy to seamlessly integrate lecture notes with the professor’s presentation slides.”
– Emilie Sabourin, Pharmacy Student, University of Minnesota

Challenge: Find a program that has functionalities that are needed in class such as taking notes at any point on a PDF slide, highlighting, and adding comments directly to the file. It should work well with any operating system and browser. It should also enable saving files in Google Drive.

Solution: Kami is a PDF editor where text and graphic annotations can be done on many devices. It can also be synced to Google Drive.

Benefits: Kami is a software that makes PDF editing tasks such as highlighting, commenting on, and inserting text much easier because of its simple interface. The user can click just about anywhere and then add a comment to the file. Moreover, Google Drive connectivity enables access to files anytime, anywhere.

About the University

The University of Minnesota was founded in 1851 at the Twin Cities of St. Pail and Minneapolis. Popularly known as a research university, the institution aims to improve lives through the means of research, public service, and education.

The university hones its students with experiences that extend beyond the classroom. It ensures that education will be a journey that is taken together by its students and the faculty. By the time the students get their degrees, they will be well-equipped to become future leaders and innovators that will make a significant impact on the world. One of its leading colleges, the College of Pharmacy, is among the three highest ranking schools of pharmacy in the nation.

Academic and Technical Challenge

To deliver the kind of education that is globally competitive, the University of Minnesota invests in four areas: its faculty and staff, student engagement, external relations, and reliable sources of information. Sources of information should be accurate, comprehensive, and up-to-date. The university aims to enhance the knowledge of its faculty and students through the use of international relations and collaboration. Because of this, many references today are obtained online and are made available in an electronic format. This gives rise to a need for applications that can facilitate the use of these references in an efficient manner.

Kami Rises Up to the Challenge

Emilie Sabourin is a post-graduate pharmacy student at the University of Minnesota. The annotation program that she was using recently shut down, which made her search the internet for a new one. She found Kami to be the most attractive because it worked with her operating system and internet browser very well. She could export directly to Google Drive to secure her notes without needing to download them. She describes Kami as sleek, intuitive, and user-friendly. She cannot believe the fact that an application can offer so many great features such as the seamless integration of lecture notes with the presentation slides all for free.

Ever since she started using Kami, she has been utilizing the application every day to keep up with the demands of her classes. The features that she commonly uses are highlighting, underlining, drawing in freehand, adding text, merging, and saving the files on her hard drive. She finds the application to be such a big help in her studies that she is very willing to recommend it to her peers.

Why Kami is a Helpful Tool for Pharmacy Students

The College of Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota has maintained its high ranking over the years mainly due to its efforts to make its students involved in highly engaging research that will have a positive impact on the health of the citizens of Minnesota and the world. This is not possible without dealing with huge amounts of information. Kami helps students manage the bulk of information being thrown at them. The interface of the application was made to be sleek and clutter-free so that learning how to use it is effortless.

Taking down notes on any point of the PDF file is now possible. With Kami, real-time collaboration is possible—even if you are on opposite sides of the globe. Kami is committed to helping aid students in becoming well-rounded professionals.

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.