WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 13, 2018) – Blackboard today announced the launch of a new integrated mobile ordering solution that allows students to conveniently order food and other items from their mobile devices. The Blackboard Mobile Ordering app also benefits campus dining operators who seek an institution-branded solution to manage resources efficiently, grow on-campus sales and increase student engagement.
Blackboard’s flexible technology provides campus auxiliary services with their own personalized, branded ordering app that is customizable to meet the unique needs of each campus. Features include food ordering, dietary filtering, nutrition tracking, push marketing, announcements, surveys, and feedback. Unlike other mobile ordering applications, Blackboard Mobile Ordering integrates seamlessly with the Blackboard POS system, giving students a variety of payment options, including the ability to pay with their meal plan. Additionally, the solution automatically synchronizes items and menus, consolidates order tracking, and centralizes management reporting.
Blackboard Mobile Ordering will also be paired with the Blackboard Incentives solution, which helps the institution reward student engagement, allowing the user to earn points for accessing a broad array of services across campus — including dining hall, campus store and retail purchases, athletic and other campus events access, class attendance, visits to campus recreation facilities, and much more.
“We know that today’s students want to order food in a convenient and familiar manner that works with their busy schedules, and institutions also want to maximize efficiencies in their operations and offer students even greater value,” said Jeff Staples, Vice President of Business Development at Blackboard. “Through our new Blackboard Mobile Ordering app, we will help institutions nationwide as they enhance student engagement and satisfaction, and enable great user experiences in and around dining outlets on campus.”
“After pioneering mobile ordering on campus in 2012, we knew it was time to reassess our business needs and evolve to better serve our institution and our students,” said Nirmal Palliyaguru, Director of the ACCESS Card office at Santa Clara University. “We’re excited to bring a next generation mobile ordering and incentives experience to our students this fall - one that reflects the University’s brand and is fully integrated with our QuadPoint Point of Sale and back office systems.”
To learn more, register for Blackboard's upcoming webinar on engaging students with Blackboard Mobile Ordering.
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