Almost 2,000 of you are registered for BbWorld and now that it’s just 30 days away, it’s time to plan your trip! The MyBbWorld feature is available via BbWorld.com to help you build your itinerary and create a schedule that meets your personal interests throughout the week.
But with more than 150 sessions on the program, you might not know where to begin. Some of your favorite Bb employees and well-known clients have provided their list of “must-see sessions.” There’s definitely something for everyone, whether you’re a director of technology, system administrator, instructional technologist, or a professional development coordinator. Take a look here as you plot out your trip:
Earlier this week, we were notified by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) that we were selected as finalists for the 2011 CODiE Awards. Blackboard has been selected as a finalist in a number of different categories, including six Education Technology categories and one Business Software category, with representation from many of our platforms including Blackboard Learn, Blackboard Mobile and Blackboard Collaborate. With the voting underway, we’re hopeful that we’ll bring home a few trophies when winners are announced in late May.
We talk a lot about our native philosophy, and wanted to take a minute to show some of the benefits of native in action.
Texas Tech’s mobile app, TTU Mobile, leverages iPhone functionality, things like the device’s GPS in its campus maps as well as integrating directly with the phone’s address book. Modules within Mobile Central apps are also built to integrate with each other allowing, for example, a student browsing the course catalog to move seamlessly from the Courses module to Maps to see in what building a class is located, or to the Directory to get more information about or contact the instructor.
Similarly, DukeMobile for Android leverages these same native device capabilities in addition to Android-specific features like “widgets”. Widgets allow users to put important information found in the app directly on the homescreen of their device. So, that means you can browse news and even search the app without even opening it.
See how both work:
Originally posted by Emily Wilson onThe Mobile Garage. Follow the mobile team on Twitter: @Bb_Mobile.
Millennials do everything from their phones, and want to access their courses too! Students at Pasadena City College discuss how anytime, anywhere access would encourage them to participate more in their classes.