Blackboard, Inc., and mobile computing

Looks like Blackboard is recognizing the shift toward mobile computing, and it gearing up.

March 22, 2010, 02:32 PM ET

Blackboard Bets on Mobile Future, but No iPad App Yet

Wired Campus

By Jeff Young

Blackboard Inc. announced today that it would expand the number of services it offers via smartphones this summer. But though the company originally intended to unveil an application for Apple’s new iPad when the device hits store shelves, in April, an unexpected delay has unplugged that plan.

The course-management-software provider already offers applications for iPhones and Blackberry phones but does not allow students to check grades, add comments to discussion boards, or use other features of its Learn product from those applications. Company officials say the forthcoming applications will let students and professors access just about all of the services of its course-management system from mobile devices.

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