App of the Month for Mobile Device Users

There are over 500,000 apps in the Apple and Android Marketplace App Store. If you are like many mobile device users, going to the app store is like an online, endless mall—so many apps, so little time.

Although strolling through the App Store is a lot of fun, it can be overwhelming. So, the UAB Instructional Technology (ITIT) department invites you to attend our ‘Apps of the Month’ sessions where we share with you some of the interesting apps that we have found.

No mobile device, but still interested. No problem! ITIT has a limited number of iPads for use during these sessions.

Below you'll find summary information on some apps we've reviewed to date:

Sundry Notes Mobile Air Mouse Dropbox
Groupboard Zigzag Board screenchomp
ShowMe Educreations Flipboard
Screen Sync Screen Sync Readability
Go-to Meeting JabberPad Encore B2B
Groupworld Discovr Apps WebCapture

The Potential of Blackboard Mobile Learn

Blackboard Mobile Learn is an application that you and your students can use to communicate any time, anywhere. While primarily a tool to engage students with course content outside of the class room, You can also use this tool post announcements and communicate with students through various other course tools. Updates that you make to your blackboard Learn course will automatically sync with the blackboard learn application.

Click here for a summary of what you and students can do with mobile Learn. This page provides a summary of the routine types of communications and tasks that can be performed with this app, but there's a flexibility provided by this tool that offers great potential for expanding its use to increase student time on task outside of the classroom, and this is where the greatest benefit for the student lies. While not ideal for first exposure to concepts, it has great potential for facilitating reinforcement of learning in situations where it might not otherwise occur.

Some additional "Don'ts"
As you explore, keep in mind the following when using Blackboard Mobile Learn:

  • Don't add new content to a course
  • Don't build a test or quiz
  • Don't grade assignments
  • Don't adjust grade center options

 

Click the icon for a demonstration of how the App works on your device

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xxxx Click here for some additional information on the potential uses of the Mobile Learn App

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Android Informational PDF
Blackberry Informational PDF
iPhone, iTouch or iPad Informational PDF
Palm Informational PDF
How to download the Blackboard App to your:

android   Android
  • Access the Android Market on your Android
  • Search for Blackboard Mobile Learn
  • Download the free Blackboard Mobile Learn app
  • Open the app and enter University of Alabama at Birmingham in the search field
  • Login using your Blazer ID and password
  • Informational PDF
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blackberry  
BlackBerry
  • Go to the BlackBerry AppWorld on your Blackberry
  • Search for Blackboard Mobile Learn
  • Download the free Blackboard Mobile Learn app
  • Open the app and enter University of Alabama at Birmingham in the search field
  • Login using your Blazer ID and password
  • Informational PDF
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ipad  
iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad
  • Access the iTunes App Store
  • Search for Blackboard Mobile Learn
  • Download the free Blackboard Mobile Learn app
  • Open the app and enter University of Alabama at Birmingham in the search field
  • Login using your Blazer ID and password
  • Informational PDF
Note: If you download the app onto a laptop, sync your iPhone with your laptop
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palm2   Palm
  • Access the Palm App catalog
  • Search for Blackboard Mobile Learn
  • Download the free Blackboard Mobile Learn app
  • Open the app and enter University of Alabama at Birmingham in the search field
  • Login using your Blazer ID and password
  • Informational PDF





December 13, 2012

UAB Mobile App

Link to Full UAB Mobile Web Page

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