Blackboard Partners With LiveSafe for Mobile Safety on Campus

Blackboard is partnering with LiveSafe to bring LiveSafe’s mobile safety technology to more campuses. With LiveSafe’s app, students can use a smartphone to “report safety concerns, receive emergency notifications and engage with an interactive safety map.” The two-way communication functionality allows students to share GPS-tagged video, pictures, audio, and text to a dashboard monitored by campus security.

“We are excited to partner with LiveSafe to empower students in becoming a ‘force multiplier,’ adding more eyes and ears to campus police departments in real time. By using a mobile technology that most students own and have with them at all times, schools can take a crowdsourced approach to safety and facilitate a more direct and meaningful relationship with their students,” David Marr, senior vice president of Blackboard Transact.

For more information, see Campus Technology.

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Yvonne Chan

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Yvonne is a writer for Edtech Times who is most interested in technology's role in culture. When she is not combing the web for the latest in educational technology, she is reading classic literature or watching the game on TV. You may know her from Gradeable, Boston.com, Emerson College, Busa Wine & Spirits, UMass Dartmouth, or Burlington High School.