Friday, 13 March 2015

LearnUCS and Mobile Access

UCS has recently renewed its license with Blackboard, the virtual learning environment software supplier.

The license has been renewed until 2018, allowing UCS to continue to develop and enhanced its use of the market leading software solution.

One change in our license is that the Blackboard Mobile Services functionality has been included in the core product for the first time.  This means UCS staff and students can now take advantage of the mobile app, available for both smartphones and tablets completely free of charge.

One scenario that we are looking at taking advantage of the mobile functionality is for class-based work.  Students can create photos and/or videos during class time and they now have the ability of quickly and easily pushing that content into a discussion board or blog within the VLE.  This allows that content to be shared and seem immediately by all those on the course/module.

Below is a Blackboard video demonstration of the application.

If you would like to discuss how you could use the mobile application please get in touch with

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