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99.8% of students today have mobile phones and they expect to receive updates and communications from their institution and instructors. Other institutions have found that students are enthusiastic about receiving targeted, relevant communications via text from their faculty.
Colleges, universities and community college systems worldwide are using Blackboard Connect for Learn. For an example of how JSU is enabling their faculty with Connect for Learn, visit their website.
In the United States, carriers allow text message delivery via SMTP, a gateway – that, like email – costs nothing for those who send messages. Thanks to that infrastructure, Blackboard can deliver SMS from the Course Notification tool without incremental cost. Carriers outside the US do not offer similar capabilities, so Blackboard incurs a cost for every text we send. US and International customers alike must buy message packs for the Two-way messaging building block.
The implementation process for the Two-way SMS capability uses building blocks, and it is fast and straightforward. Your Blackboard Connect client care representative can help guide your Learn administrator through this process, so you can begin improving faculty-student communication quickly.
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