Blackboard Mobile Learn App Now Available for iPad
New App Brings Interactive Teaching and Learning to iPad
WASHINGTON, DC, Apr 05, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --Blackboard Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBB) today announced the launch of its
customized Blackboard Mobile Learn(TM) app for iPad on the App Store.
The app recreates the course experience of Blackboard Learn(TM), the
leading online teaching and learning platform, and lets students
check grades and assignments, add discussion board comments and blog
posts, email instructors and classmates and much more.
With a user experience and Multi-Touch interface that leverages the
unique iPad, the app offers an immersive and engaging way for
students to access their course work and interactive learning
"The iPad can fundamentally change the way students navigate their
educational experience," said Michael L. Chasen, Blackboard's
president and CEO. "We think there's a lot of potential for mobile
learning to drive greater student engagement, and we want to be at
the forefront of bringing those innovations to institutions and
Blackboard has made the application free on certain Wi-Fi devices,
beginning with the iPad, in an effort to help institutions get
started quickly in mobile and to encourage use of the iPad as a
In June, institutions will be able to expand support for Blackboard
Mobile Learn to a broad range of device platforms -- including iPhone
OS, Android and BlackBerry -- through an annual license that will
enable native applications for each that will be available for
download by students and faculty at mobile application stores.
Alternatively, schools interested in experimenting with mobile
learning on their campus for no additional charge will be able to
enable Wi-Fi access to Blackboard Mobile Learn on devices such as the
iPhone(R) and iPod touch(R) and, through a special partnership with
Sprint (NYSE: S), on select smartphones powered by the Now
Given the secure information that can be accessed with the Blackboard
Mobile Learn application, it must be enabled by institutions first
before it is accessible to students with their information.
Institutions can enable access by installing the free Blackboard
Mobile Web Services Building Block(TM), which is available for
download today at Blackboard's client support Web site, Behind the
Blackboard Mobile Learn is available for U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada
higher education and professional education clients on Blackboard
Learn Releases 8, 9 and higher. Details on availability for K-12 and
international markets, as well as for previous versions of Blackboard
Learn and the WebCT and ANGEL platforms, will follow.
The Blackboard Mobile Learn app for iPad is available for free from
the App Store on iPad or at http://www.itunes.com/appstore/.
For more information about Blackboard Mobile Learn, please visit
About Blackboard Inc.
Blackboard Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBB) is a global leader in enterprise
technology and innovative solutions that improve the experience of
millions of students and learners around the world every day.
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12,
professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend
teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and
security, and communicate more effectively with their communities.
Founded in 1997, Blackboard is headquartered in Washington, D.C.,
with offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Any statements in this press release about future expectations, plans
and prospects for Blackboard and other statements containing the
words "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "expects," "will," and
similar expressions, constitute forward-looking statements within the
meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such
forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors,
including the factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of our
Form 10-K filed on February 17, 2010 with the SEC. In addition, the
forward-looking statements included in this press release represent
the Company's views as of April 5, 2010. The Company anticipates that
subsequent events and developments will cause the Company's views to
change. However, while the Company may elect to update these
forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company
specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking
statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company's
views as of any date subsequent to April 5, 2010.
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