Most Universities use Blackboard to allow students to access their course information from any computer. It allows students to check their grades, message students and professors, download material for the class, view your grades, and stay involved with online forums for a particular class.
Blackboard announced this morning the release of a free application, Blackboard Learn, for the iPhone and iPod touch which allows students to access their accounts on the go. Students can now receive updates and alerts on grades, assignments, tests and other information when they are not at their desk.
I remember using Blackboard at Cal-State Long Beach before I graduated and found it very useful. It was actually mandatory in most of my classes that we use it in order to receive classroom material such as the syllabus or assignments. I look back and can only imagine how much this iPhone application would have helped me. With the growing community of iPhone users, this FREE application will help student's achieve academic success.