October 9, 2012 Blackboard app now available
Powered by Blackboard, Central Penn College Brings Interactive Teaching and Learning Experience to Smartphones
Central Penn College announced the availability of Blackboard Mobile Learn, a mobile application that brings two-way teaching and learning to mobile devices and gives students full access to their course information directly from their smartphones. With elegant, intuitive applications designed specifically for the iOS and Android mobile platforms, students can check grades and assignments, view documents, create discussion and blog posts and much more. Instructors can also post announcements and upload content to their courses.
Students, educators and staff can download the app through the App Store and Google Play. iOS and Android devices on all carriers and networks are eligible to use the application. Once users have downloaded the app, they can elect to subscribe for $1.99 for one year of access, or pay a one-time fee of $5.99 for unlimited access. The app was developed by Blackboard Mobile, a division of education technology company Blackboard Inc.
“With our focus on rapid development and innovation, we’re committed to being a leader in mobile learning and education,” said Kayvon Beykpour, vice president of Blackboard Mobile. “We're making big investments to continue innovating our mobile learning tools. We're excited to see how instructors and students will use our content-creation tools to interact with their courses from their mobile devices in new and interesting ways.”
Steven Birmingham, information technology director at Central Penn College, said “Central Penn College strives to eliminate barriers for students and a new initiative for 2012 is to allow them to use mobile devices to access their coursework.”
The Blackboard Mobile team has partnered with hundreds of institutions to provide innovative mobile solutions that enrich teaching and learning and life outside the classroom and enhance the campus community.
For more information about Blackboard’s mobile solutions, please visit www.blackboardmobile.com.