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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The University of Liverpool Goes Mobile with Blackboard

Blackboard Inc. (Nasdaq: BBBB) today announced that the University of Liverpool has selected Blackboard Mobile Central and Blackboard Mobile Learn, mobile applications that bring the campus experience and two-way teaching and learning to smartphones and other web-enabled devices. The initiative will help the institution further enhance the student experience and deliver more personalized learning.

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Jake Gannon, Head of Applications, Systems and Services at the University of Liverpool said, "In our everyday lives we’re all becoming familiar with performing a wide array of tasks directly from our mobiles. Blackboard has given us the ability to respond positively and proactively to our students’ needs, which benefits the diversification of our brand and enhances the quality of our reputation."
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The Blackboard Mobile Central application enables on-demand access to vital campus information, enabling users to navigate interactive campus maps, access course catalogs, event calendars and news and use a directory to call or email instructors and classmates directly from the app. The Blackboard Mobile Learn solution allows students and faculty to access and upload course content, check grades and assignments, create threaded discussion posts, email their classmates and instructors, comment on blogs and more.

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About The University of Liverpool.
The University of Liverpool is a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive institutions in the UK. It attracts collaborative and contract research commissions from a wide range of national and international organisations valued at more than £110 million annually.

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.

Source: RealWire