Blackboard Adds User Purchase Option and Augmented Reality to its Mobile Learning Apps
University web platform Blackboard has announced that it will provide an option for students and faculty to purchase its Mobile Learn app directly, without requiring an investment from their university or learning institution.
“We wanted to implement a model that gave users a choice to use the application even if their school hasn’t subsidized it,” says Kayvon Beykpour, GM of Blackboard Mobile, “We hope that providing users this new option will help more students and institutions expand access to mobile learning.” Recently added features to the app include mobile tests and push notifications.
Blackboard has also launched an AR feature for its Mobile Central platform which enables users to point their smartphone at a building to gather all relevant information on it, as well as being able to navigate buildings, and locate nearby facilities.
The feature has been adopted by colleges including North Dakota State College of Science, Central Washington University, Marshall University, and The University of Arizona.