Cuyahoga Community College selects Blackboard Mobile

Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) has selected
Blackboard to bring campus services and information to mobile devices.

Tri-C Mobile launched on the iPhone, Android and
BlackBerry and has been downloaded more than 4,000 times.

The application contains a suite of features within a
single app including the course catalog, campus directory, event calendars,
campus news, campus maps, financial aid information, and an Ask-Tri-C help
module. Blackboard Mobile Learn was also added to the app this semester,
bringing seamless mobile access to the college’s instance of Blackboard Learn

Tri-C initially started its own mobile initiative but
realized that they would not be able to maintain development and scale needed
to be successful over time.

“When we tried to create a platform of our own, we
recognized key limitations focused on management and scale,” said
Christina Royal, associate vice president for eLearning and innovation at
Cuyahoga Community College.

“By partnering with Blackboard,
we were able to provide a solid set of apps right out of the box and we can
quickly and easily adapt to our growing community and continue integrating
innovative features as they become available,” Royal added.

As part of its mobile strategy, Tri-C is also adopting
the Blackboard Connect communication and notification platform to
replace its current, internally-developed emergency text message notification

“With more than 31,000 students spanning seven
locations, including four campuses across northeastern Ohio, mobile connections
help foster an important sense of community,” said Gerard Hourigan, vice
president and chief information officer at Cuyahoga Community College.

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