Blackboard Mobile apps reach 3 million downloads

Mobile apps deployed by Blackboard have
reached nearly 3 million downloads. Currently, more than 1,100 higher education
institutions and school districts worldwide use Blackboard Mobile  native applications for courses and for
student life and services. So far, the apps have been accessed by students,
faculty, staff, alumni and others in 127 countries.

Blackboard Mobile Learn has been accessed more than 3 million times
during the first three weeks of the fall 2011 semester alone.

This summer,
more than 20 institutions and districts including Towson
and Cuyahoga Community College
District launched Blackboard Mobile
applications for their communities to support the back-to-school

built our app, Tri-C Mobile, for the start of the fall 2011 semester and it has
already begun to reinvent the way our campus community engages with the
college,” said Christina Royal, associate
vice president for eLearning and innovation at Cuyahoga
Community College

Blackboard is the current
leader in campus life apps in the Apple App Store,
with over 80 apps available for download and more five-star app ratings than
any other developer.

Mobile Central is a suite of applications within a single mobile app that
includes course catalogs, event calendars, university news, sports schedules,
directories, interactive maps and even a custom campus tours feature that
allows users to take a tour in person or virtually guided entirely from the
mobile app.

Mobile Learn allows students to access documents in multiple formats, post
announcements, create threaded discussion posts, upload and create content and
much more. To date, there are nearly 1 million app users worldwide and more
than 15.5 million courses have been viewed. Many schools are also seeing as many
as 50 percent of their student body logging into their courses through
Blackboard Mobile Learn.

is a critical aspect of campus life at Texas A&M
as we recognize the need to provide immediate access to popular campus
services,” said Diane C. McDonald, director
of social media and marketing programs for Texas A&M

ability for an institution to immediately reach its community and provide
direct access to course content and campus life services through mobile devices
is critical to improving the overall campus experience,” said Kayvon Beykpour, vice president and general manager of
Blackboard Mobile.

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