Blackboard Mobile Learn
Did you know that you can now access your Blackboard courses using your smartphone or tablet? Earlier this year, USC's Center for Scholarly Technology launched Blackboard Mobile Learn, a free application that provides a quick and easy way for you and your students to view Blackboard course documents, create threaded discussion posts, comment on blogs and journals, view course rosters, and more. Blackboard Mobile Learn is available for the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad, as well as Android, Blackberry, and webOS devices.
Blackboard Mobile Learn is primarily designed for viewing Blackboard course content rather than creating or uploading new content. Need to check to see if your students have responded to your discussion board post or make a quick class announcement? Blackboard Mobile Learn is an excellent choice. Need to create an online test, download student assignments, or access your course's Grade Center? You will need to use a computer to access the Blackboard website to perform these tasks.
In the four months that Blackboard Mobile Learn has been available at USC, over 6,000 faculty and students have used it nearly 70,000 times. Getting started with Blackboard Mobile Learn is a snap. To download the Blackboard Mobile Learn application on your mobile device, just search for "Blackboard Mobile Learn" in your device's app store. For step-by-step instructions and movies that show you how to download the application, visit www.usc.edu/blackboardmobile.