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How to Download Apps via BB
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How to Download Apps via BB

September 14, 2014

I don’t know about you, but one big hurdle when using a new app in my classroom is: getting students to download it! This hurdle is even greater when I have 20+ new students with a list of 10+ apps at the beginning of a semester.

If you waste as much time as I do in my classes to download an app, iTunes Link Maker can be very helpful. The tool allows you to look for apps (iPhone, iPad, and Mac), and provides you with a direct iTunes/App Store link to that app.

This means: rather than giving your students a list of apps to search for (and not find!), you can just add web links to your blackboard course that direct students to each and every app. All they have to do is press “buy”!

To do that, follow these few simple steps: (click on any image to enlarge it)

STEP 1: Go to iTunes Link Maker. Set media type to iOS, and search for your app.
Step 1

STEP 2: Scroll down to iPad Apps look for an “iPad app link“. Click on it.

Step 2

STEP 3Copy the direct link

Step 3

STEP 4:In your BB course, add a “web link

Step 4

STEP 5Name the app, add the link, and set it to open in a new window

Step 5

You’re done! Your content folder will look something like this:

Final product

No more “Ms. I can’t find it”‘s in your classes! :]

September 14, 2014
iPads, Software & Apps
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Sebah Al-Ali

An ESL lecturer whose experience in programming and web development has made her passionate about integrating technology in her classes. She’s mainly interested in how technology can be efficiently utilized to facilitate active learning, develop interactive curriculum, and train teachers.

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