Now UAA students and faculty have access to coursework via their smartphones and handheld devices through the Blackboard Mobile Learn app. No matter where you are, you can check in with an:
- iPhone, iPod touch, iPad
- Android device
- BlackBerry smartphone device
- HP webOS device
- post and view class announcements and assignments
- view media and play audio
- see tasks by class and update your progress
- view grades
- view class rosters
- view and comment on discussion boards and thread posts
- view and create blog posts
Get started now. Read this short UAA Technology Knowledge Base article to learn how to download Blackboard Mobile to your device. Then download the Blackboard Mobile Learn Feature Guide by Device (PDF) to check out all the features. Check this Blackboard site for a brief explanation of how the app will work on your particular device.
This is just phase one for UAA’s Blackboard Mobile app adoption. Coming next year is Blackboard Mobile Central, a broad-based campus information app giving you instant connectivity to UAA news and services.
The story behind Blackboard Mobile
Who knows a student’s needs better than a student? Blackboard Mobile was born from a group of students at Stanford University who started thinking about ways to engage fellow students and faculty on their mobile devices. The vision: Bring a variety of student and faculty services to mobile devices. This group worked with Stanford University, conceptualizing iStanford as the nascent version of Blackboard Mobile Central. In July 2009, the group joined Blackboard Inc. to establish Blackboard Mobile. Now, UAA has this new tool, too.