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Blackboard Mobile Communications App

A beautiful mobile app can help bring your community together with the latest news, schedules, and school information personalized for every parent. The Blackboard Mobile Communications App, formally ParentLink, integrates with all the school tools you need—from websites, social media, and mass notifications—for a more streamlined communication experience.

All of your school information in one mobile app

Provide all the information parents need—grades, calendars, homework and more—complete with instant notifications to keep everyone informed.

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Custom branded app for your district

Engage parents and your community with on demand access to the student and school information they want through their smartphones and tablets using our school communication app.

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The latest info

School and district news, multimedia, calendars, attendance hotline, staff directory, and more.

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Important notifications like emergency alerts, school closures, and early releases.

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Easy access for parents to class pages, assignments, and grades for their students.

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Helpful resources

Lunch menus and balances, athletics schedules, social media, and more.

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Personalize the visitor experience

  • Grades: In addition to viewing grades, your school app sends a mobile alert if a grade drops below a certain level.
  • Assignments: View a full list of current, completed, and missed assignments.
  • Timely updates: Give your users the information they want most, when they need it.
  • Lunch menu/balance: See menus and your cafeteria balance, including low balance reminders.

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Optimized, targeted messaging

  • Complete translation: Over 60 languages across the entire interface.
  • Messaging: Skip the email inbox, send messages right to your user’s phones.
  • Tip line: Submit anonymous tips, suggestions, or surveys, including images and categories.

More Information

Tools and resources for your school apps.

Next Steps

Let us help you with each of your specific questions.