Thursday, May 15, 2008

Blackboard Sync: New Facebook App

Let’s face it. You would live on Facebook if you could. Imagine a world where you could manage your entire life from Facebook – it’s not that far off! Right now, though, one thing missing is your academic life. You have to access a different system to get your course information and you don’t always know when something new has been posted or assigned, so it’s difficult for you to stay on top of your studies. We get it. That’s why Blackboard is offering Blackboard Sync™, an application that delivers course information and updates from Blackboard to you inside Facebook.

You can find out if you have a new assignment, grade, new forum posts, etc., without having to leave Facebook. Blackboard Sync also cross-references your courses' Rosters with Facebook to make it easier to connect with your classmates through Facebook.

So go ahead and install Blackboard Sync and start getting course updates and connecting with classmates through Facebook right away.

Note: Blackboard Sync is available for students attending institutions using the Blackboard Learning System, version 7.1 and higher. If your institution is using a version of Blackboard not supported by Blackboard Sync, or if your institution has blocked the application, you will receive an error message when you try to install Blackboard Sync. You can talk to your Blackboard System Administrator on campus if this occurs.

[http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=27522527824]

LINKS

[http://www.blackboardsync.com/]

[http://wiki.blackboardsync.com/display/SYNC/Home]

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Blackboard Unveils Application to Bring Course Updates to Facebook

[http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/article/2997/blackboard-unveils-application-to-bring-course-updates-to-facebook]

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