Text Me @ School
Most schools scorn texting during school hours and often restrict this mode of communication between teachers and students, but Blackboard has a new idea. Why not text simple notes back and forth for the more mundane aspects of schooling? Nothing can compete with face-to-face teacher-student meetings, although the company’s ConnectTxt two-way communications engine lets staff members send SMS text messages to students, parents or other school employees. It fits into its Blackboard Connect school-wide software platform.