You Said, This Happened: the myBU app goes live today

myBU-appMany students have told us that a myBU app would be helpful, and we know that lots of you access myBU via a mobile device.

From today, in addition to using myBU online, you’ll be able to view your myBU unit information, announcements and communities on your mobile device using the Blackboard Mobile Learn app. This will make it easier for you to access study materials, including:

  • Unit information
  • Blogs
  • Discussion forums
  • Journals
  • Tests.

You’ll also be able to view assessment marks/grades and receive notifications when new announcements and resources are added to a unit or communities such as the Careers & Employability Service, Academic Skills and Languages@BU.

You can still use iBU to access reading lists, library resources, and check PC availability, and we’ve added a tab that will link you through from iBU to the new myBU app, so it’ll be easy to switch from one to the other.

Download the Blackboard Mobile Learn app now from your app store or via the myBU tab in iBU. When you install the app you will need to select BU from a drop down list of institutions. Then simply login with your usual BU username and password.

Blackboard Mobile Learn is available on IoS, Android and Blackberry devices. Other users can continue to access myBU online.

If you experience any issues downloading or using the myBU app, please contact the IT Service desk, or read this useful ‘help information’.

iBU Timetable fault on iPad

ibu-210Due to a fault that’s developed for iPad users, we’ve temporarily disabled the academic timetable function on iBU.

We’re working hard to fix it, and will update you as soon as the issue is resolved. Android, iPhones and web-based platforms are unaffected so you can still access your academic timetable information using those devices or by logging-in directly to myBU.

Some users may also be experiencing issues with the bus timetable, which we’re also investigating – please view the bus timetable on thebusforBU website.

iBU keeps getting better

iBUsparkles (2)With the new semester starting and the National Student Survey (NSS) now in full swing for final year students, iBU has been updated to include a new NSS function that will allow you to complete the survey wherever you are*. As well as completing the survey you can view a video all about the NSS and  follow the continuing adventures of NeSSa the Camel on Facebook and Twitter.

A new semester may also mean changes to your timetable – to make sure that you are up to date, don’t forget to refresh your timetable when in iBU by swiping your finger down on the screen.

Coming soon… iBU is also continuing to grow with the planned release of an improved buses function that will let you know when the next university bus is due.

If you have any further questions or comments about iBU or would like to be part of the beta testers group then contact Stuart Claw.

*Internet connectivity is required to complete the survey.

New feature for iBU

ibu-logo-245We are delighted to announce the launch of a new feature on iBU, allowing students to keep up to date with the latest news and events from all areas of the university.
The ‘News and Events’ feature allows students to choose where they would like to receive the latest updates from, ranging from the university website, to Youtube, Twitter and even Facebook!
Students need to simply update the app using the bottom menu option and then add the feeds that they would like to subscribe to.
iBU now has over 13,200 downloads, and is constantly developing to bring the best services to students.
iBU is available as a native app on iOS, Android and Blackberry devices, and is also available in a HTML web version for internet enabled phones or PCs.