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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by quietlady54, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. quietlady54

    quietlady54 New Member
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    Can anyone tell me if Blackboard is available for the Droid?
     

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  2. Howie

    Howie Well-Known Member
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    welcome
    never heard of blackboard, so I wouldn't know. sorry.
     
  3. Paul1201

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  4. quietlady54

    quietlady54 New Member
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    Program used by colleges for all students, particularly for online students, awesome tool
     
  5. shark1987

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    well I go to the University of Texas and we use blackboard, the website and attached files show up just fine in the browser for me. Do the apps just make it a semi-mobile site?
     
  6. JKaiz

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    For some reason I didn't even imagine doing this on my phone. I went on to my school's blackboard via browser and could get in to everything just fine.
     
  7. ampersand

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    Yeah, you can access blackboard.
     
  8. Sturge[Droid]

    Sturge[Droid] Well-Known Member
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    An apps would save from having to log in and would make managing the site easier. I have no knowledge of developing an app or I would. They have an app for the iPhone so why not?! lol
     
  9. meekrab

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    While an app would be nice, I would be absolutely thrilled that the phone's browser can handle sites like this. I was blown away when I could access blackboard, webassign, webct vista, etc. It's proven invaluable both for tutoring students and for my own classes. Just saying, don't take such capabilities for granted, logging on is not that difficult.
     
  10. Sturge[Droid]

    Sturge[Droid] Well-Known Member
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    I undersstand that...I'm just ready for the Droid to slience iPhone users...lol
     
  11. tomato88

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    I tried to download some Word documents off of Blackboard, but it shows me just a blank page without prompting the download. Neither the default browser or Dolphin lets me choose "Save link." Is there any web browser that does this?
     
  12. barry99705

    barry99705 Well-Known Member
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    Must just mean the average iPhone user is too stupid to use a browser to go to a web page and needs an app for that.... :p
     
  13. sonnysideup

    sonnysideup Active Member
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    What I did was I downloaded the office doc viewer and then open the doc in a new window on the browser and it starts to download then I can view it that way.
     
  14. yea blackboard runs sweet in the browser, pretty happy because after 4 semesters i finally have a teacher who uses blackboard
     
  15. Sturge[Droid]

    Sturge[Droid] Well-Known Member
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    great minds think alike..lol:rolleyes:
     
  16. chinablack2980

    chinablack2980 New Member
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    I have the HTC evo and use blackboard. When I go into the discussion board to add a post I does not give me an option to type my post. Can anyone help me???
     
  17. runnr548

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    It's alive & well on my Droid/vzw.
     
  18. gprellwitz

    gprellwitz New Member
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    I've downloaded the BlackBoard Learn app on my Droid running Android 2.2.1. Unfortunately, I've had it "Force Close" on me twice and have been unable to reliably open attachments. I'm trying to determine if this is just the way my school has been adding attachments (it complains about not having an extension), if it's something about the fact that I have the full version of Documents to Go, if it's a problem with the Learn application, or if it's user error. Any other experiences?
     

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