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Taking Blackboard Mobile

Did you know that Blackboard can now be easily accessed from popular mobile devices?  Both faculty and students can benefit from the ease of access that Bb mobile apps provide.  Blackboard Mobile Learn allows access too much of your Blackboard Learn content in an engaging and intuitive way from virtually anywhere.

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What are the features of Blackboard Mobile Learn?

Push Notifications
Students can now elect to receive automatic, personalized notifications delivered straight to their mobile devices to help them stay informed. Students can receive notifications for new announcements, new graded items, a test being posted, and many other course activities. No more constant checking for midterms being available and grades being posted. Now, course activity comes to you.

Mobile Tests
Who says test taking can't be fun? With Blackboard Mobile Learn, students are able to take tests and exams delivered through Blackboard Learn in a beautiful and easy interface on their Android and iOS devices. Any test that includes compatible question types (Multiple Choice, Hot Spot, Fill in the Blank, etc) can be taken from Blackboard Mobile Learn.

Students can access content uploaded by their instructors and interact with it on their device, using Blackboard Mobile Learn or any other application that supports those documents.

Assignment due? Class cancelled? This is the place where instructors go to post the news students need to know. Students have instant, on-the-go access to the latest announcements, and instructors can post announcements anywhere, anytime.

Students can find out how they did on their last midterm or homework assignment by using the Grades tool. They'll even be sent a Push Notification as soon as an item in their course has been graded. Gone are the days of students waiting around wondering if their grade has been posted.

The Discussion Board is a key course communication tool for engaging students and promoting learning. It's the place students ask and answer questions, and where instructors can respond to one student for the benefit of all. With Blackboard Mobile Learn, instructors and students can review and post to threaded discussions, as well as create new threads, all while on the go.

Classmates can read blog posts and interact with each other by posting comments and uploading media as attachments on blogs (Android and iOS) as well as uploading non-media files (Android).

Students can reflect on their course Journals through Blackboard Mobile Learn, as well as comment on peer Journals. Instructors can use this tool to comment on student journals.

Wondering who's in your class? With the class roster, you can quickly see your full class list, making organizing study groups a whole lot easier.

Help students track and manage the progress of various tasks, from turning in homework assignments to reminders to pick up a midterm or purchase a textbook. Tasks allow students to mark when they've started a project, when it's in progress, and when complete.

Students can access music, videos and images uploaded by their instructors and experience directly from their mobile devices using the appropriate media-specific software.