This new skill allows students to access information about their Blackboard Learn assignments through any US-registered Alexa supported device.
What is the Blackboard Learn Skill for Amazon Alexa?
The Blackboard Learn Skill for Amazon Alexa allows students to request and receive information about their assignments and courses stored in the Blackboard Learn application via an Alexa device such as an Amazon Echo. After identifying their institution and linking their Blackboard account to their Alexa account, students can use any US-enabled Alexa supported device to find out about what is going on in their classes.
What is supported in the first release?
Just ask Alexa to learn about your upcoming assignments. For example, you can say:
Alexa, what do I have due tomorrow?
Alexa, do I have anything due this week?
Alexa, do I have anything due next week?
Alexa, do I have any homework?
Alexa, what do I have due on [day]?
Alexa, what do I have due on Friday?
Alexa, do I have any homework in [course name]?
Alexa, do I have any homework in Economics?
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