Itslearning Offers Smartphone App for Student Notifications
Cloud-based learning platform itslearning has created an app for iPhones and
Android phones that lets students receive mobile notifications about
assignments, events and grades, as well as messages from teachers and other
The app works with the itslearning platform and automatically notifies
students of upcoming deadlines, tests or other events, or of changes to any
tasks. When a teacher posts grades, assessments or comments in the itslearning
platform, students immediately receive a notification on their smartphone. The
notification includes a link that opens the item in the itslearning platform on
the phone's Web browser.
The itslearning app also supports messaging between students and teachers.
When somebody sends a message through the itslearning platform, the recipient
receives an alert on their phone. They can also use the app to send messages to
each other directly without going through the itslearning platform.
"Previously, students had to log on to the itslearning platform in order to
see their homework assignments, events and other school related tasks. Some of
them would procrastinate or simply forget," said Arne Bergby, CEO of
itslearning, in a prepared statement. "Now they no longer have to actively log
on to see what they have to do because they'll be getting instant updates on the
device they look at the most — their smartphones."
Key features of the itslearning app include:
- Student notifications as soon as the teacher posts grades, assessments
or comments in the itslearning platform;
- Student notifications of upcoming homework deadlines, tests and other
- Synchronization of school events with the phone's calendar;
- Messaging from the itslearning platform or app to individual students
and teachers or to groups;
- Customization of notification alerts, including options for audible
alerts, push notifications on the lock screen or badge notification icons; and
- Access to the itslearning platform through the smartphone with a
The itslearning app is available as a free download from the Apple App Store
and Google Play. Further information about the itslearning app can be found on
the company's site.
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at [email protected].