Category Archives: App Reviews

Blackboard Mobile App for Illinois Compass 2g

We would like to take the opportunity to remind you of the availability of the Blackboard Mobile Learn app. This app is a free download for faculty, students, and staff for use with Illinois Compass 2g.  All users of the Illinois … Continue reading

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Using your iPad as a Remote Desktop in the Classroom

The use of a remote desktop is not new in the IT community, but with the increased ease of use with simple apps and the iPad, the use of a remote desktop in the classroom is easier than ever. For those who don’t know what … Continue reading

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Faculty Member Launches Two New iPhone Apps

Professor Kathryn Anthony, Architecture, smiles modestly when asked about the tremendous amount of work involved in developing her two new iPhone apps. With the recent release of her Design Student Survival Guide, and Student Survival Guide, she can add “hip … Continue reading

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Vote for OneSchool to create a UIUC app

  OneSchool is a free mobile app that can help students access campus maps, bus tracking, course schedules, news feeds, and other information specific to their university. It’s currently available for iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone7, but only for 101 … Continue reading

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Meet with your group partners in Facebook via Hoot

Hoot.me is a Facebook app that could be potentially valuable to students, instructors, and group collaborators alike. Once installed, users can invite Facebook friends to a real-time group study session. There is also a group video chat option for face-to-face … Continue reading

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Drawing Tools for iPad

This weekend I discovered two free drawing apps for the iPad that may come in handy in the classroom and one may even prove useful for creating pre-lecture materials. The simpler of the two is Bamboo Paper by Wacom. This app is akin … Continue reading

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