Students want to know: got an app for that?

Anoka-Ramsey in talks  for D2L Smartphone Application

By Rob Zelenak
Staff Writer

Want to check on your grades anywhere you go? There might soon be an app for that.

Student Government leaders are pushing the college to create a D2L app—following the footsteps of other Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) campuses.

Minneapolis Community and Technical College and Rochester Community and Technical College already have a campus-specific D2L app, according to Student Government Vice President Thomas Berg.

“If you go to the Play Store (Android) or the App Store (Apple), type in D2L. You will see examples of how other campuses have designed D2L apps for mobile devices,” he said.

Student Government members have been talking with William Bear, Anoka-Ramsey’s new chief information officer, about releasing a similar app for ARCC students, he said.

Smartphones or tablets would be the best way to view the proposed D2L type.

The primary reason for this innovation is so students have easier and quicker access to grades and class materials.

“It can be an academic lifesaver when I can access my discussion boards, quizzes, or content wherever I go,” Berg said.

He added that the D2L app is a critical tool for accessibility, and is much needed on campus. A date has not been set for the release of the application.

Originally Published in The Rampage April 2013

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