MyMason to update Blackboard for summer 2013

As the Class of 2013 walks across the stage at the Patriot Center on May 18, the information technology department will be busy rolling out new changes to Mason’s online learning management system, Blackboard.

“We are going to release it right after the spring semester, so actually during graduation. Summer classes start that Monday and we would like to have it available then,” said Joseph Balducci, manager of online learning resources.

Mason aims to make university services more accessible through new app

Students will have easier access to university services this fall with the launch of Mobile Mason, George Mason University’s official mobile application. The app, which took about a year to plan and develop, offers a variety of free tools to students.

“People love the map,” said Kim Shriver, senior web developer from Web Communications in the University Relations office. 

Blackboard mobile coming soon to Sprint users

Starting in the fall, Sprint users will be able to download Blackboard Mobile. 

The service, which will allow users extensive functionality, is not available for other phone carriers besides Sprint. Although the app can be found in the iPhone and Android markets, it will not work unless the user is on a Sprint phone.

One anticipated feature of the app will allow professors to take photographs with their cell phones and immediately post it to their Blackboard page.