Blackboard Brings LMS App to iPhone


Ed tech developer Blackboard has released a new LMS tool for Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch. The free app, Blackboard Learn for Apple iPhone, allows users to access information in their Blackboard accounts and to receive notices through their iPhones.

The new app is Blackboard's first entry into iPhone development. It lets users receive alerts about grades, tests, and assignments and access various other kinds of information and resources, such as course materials, rosters, course maps, and other educational tools.

Students can only receive information from courses in which they're registered, and administrators have the option of limiting or blocking access to certain types of information.

"Many students and learners today live in a mobile world, and now they can learn in one too," said Michael L. Chasen, president and CEO of Blackboard, in a statement released today. "The iPhone application is part of our focus to help students more deeply engage in the educational experience by creating learning opportunities that are not bound by time or place."

Blackboard Learn for Apple iPhone is available now through the App Store. It can be downloaded free of charge. Further information can be found here.

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