A Tale of Two Updates: Improved Android and iOS Mobile Apps
Mobile technologies are increasingly important to everyday learning. In 2013, the majority of adults and students (high school age) in the US used mobile devices on a daily basis with an estimated 46% of them researching information exclusively on their mobile devices (Telmetrics 2013).
This trend is by no means slowing down. Our affinity for mobile learning will only increase over time, making it imperative to continually increase the capacity and effectiveness of our devices and apps. In this regard, we have our work cut out for us here at Schoology, but we are up for the challenge.
In fact, here are two new mobile updates—Android and iOS—ready and able to improve mobile learning for you and your students!
Android App v2.8
We've improved your ability to share files between Schoology and other apps to help you get the most out of all your mobile content! This refers to taking a file you're viewing in one app and opening it into another app.
Let's say, for example, you want to share a video that you just finished editing on your device with your class. You can select the share feature and open the video right into Schoology almost seamlessly. In the same way, students can submit their assignments from third-party apps, as shown below:
This mobile update also includes improvements to our mobile resources apps—e.g., Google Drive, Evernote, and Dropbox—along with multiple bug and stability fixes to make your mobile learning experience better than ever before!
iOS App v3.3.1
For all of you iOS users out there, we've added full support for iOS 8! So whether you have iOS 7 or 8, you can utilize all the Schoology app has to offer in a smooth workflow on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch. This version of the app also includes some important bug and stability fixes for the best user experience yet.
As always, we would love to know what you think about these updates. Go get them while they're hot, and if you feel inspired, don't hesitate to comment below, leave a review in the app store, or reach out to us on Twitter (@Schoology). And please direct any questions you have to our Support Team via the Help Center.