Anthology accelerates personalized LMS experience with all-new Blackboard Learn app
Mobile app launched and student self-expression extended, accessibility tools allow for a more modern and streamlined experience on any device
BOCA RATON, Florida., October 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Anthologya leading provider of education solutions supporting the entire learner lifecycle, today announced an all-new version of the Blackboard® Learn mobile app. The new app builds on Learn Ultra’s responsive web design and comes equipped with all the new features rolled out to the desktop version of Learn Ultra, providing a learning platform with a more personalized experience from scratch. any device. The announcement comes as Anthology continues to rapidly advance development of its flagship learning management system, tripling development resources and delivering a record number of new features in July.
“Today we know that learning is more than a classroom or a laptop,” said Jim Chalex, vice president of product management, teaching and learning at Anthology. “We strive to provide a personalized experience for every learner and this new mobile app is just another way we are empowering students to learn in a way that suits their needs.”
The app was developed based on customer feedback and combines what were previously separate apps for students and instructors into one version. Learn Ultra was originally designed with mobile responsiveness as its cornerstone, which sets it apart from other learning management solutions that are built into mobile apps. The new mobile experience supports all Learn implementations, but as Anthology speeds up features developed for Learn Ultra, institutions deploying Learn Ultra will benefit from additional enhancements and upgrades. The result is an app that allows learners and instructors to seamlessly move their learning experience from desktop to mobile and back, while simplifying the user experience.
“Navigating the tests is simple,” said Kegan Macdonald, student and member of the Anthology Student Advisory Council. “The new app makes learning easier with features like the ability to select individual students into class groups, as well as discussion forum navigation that just works.”
The new app is part of Learn Ultra’s broader strategy to provide a learning experience tailored to the needs of every student and instructor. A stimulating teaching and learning environment begins when students can be who they are. Learn Ultra’s self-expression tools, such as the ability for learners to select their pronouns and record the pronunciation of their name, are at the heart of the product and essential to fostering an open and supportive environment. Later this month, Anthology will continue to expand its self-expression feature by allowing learners to choose their first name or an additional name and select how it displays to students in the class.
The mobile app experience is also optimized to create more inclusive learning environments for every student and instructor. Using the Learn Ultra experience with Anthology Ally can improve reading comprehension for all students, especially for language learners and students with learning differences like dyslexia. Content developed in Learn Ultra is automatically formatted to be mobile-friendly, and together with Anthology Ally, alternative formats such as tagged PDFs, translated versions, and audio files allow students to choose content that meets their learning needs. moment.
The new Blackboard Learn app can be downloaded from the Apple Store or Google Play and is available now.
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