A common response to the IT Services survey from October 2014 was that the VLE should have an app. Lack of awareness of the fact that we do already have an app for the VLE – and have done since the 2012-13 academic year – is more than likely down to our assumption that knowledge of the app would somehow pass through the university via osmosis after we originally promoted it. A very silly assumption on our part. The app is called Blackboard Mobile Learn and is completely free for students and staff here at the University of York. Here is how you get it:
Thing 1: Download the app!
- Install “Blackboard Mobile Learn” from your iTunes or Google Play app stores.
- Open the app and search for University of York.
- Select University of York from the list that appears. Do not select York University (that’s in Canada).
- Log in using the username and password you normally use to access Yorkshare.
This week, we are campaigning to raise awareness of Blackboard Mobile Learn and (among other things) will be writing blog posts on Five Things you can do with it – with one ‘Thing’ for each day this week. Let us know what you think of the app by using the hashtag #yorkshareapp – we’d love to get your feedback.
See you tomorrow for Thing 2!
Visit the dedicated page on our website for the Yorkshare Mobile App.