Kick Off

  • Agenda

    Objective: Meet your Project Manager, receive an overview of the implementation project.

    • Introductions and Project roles: 
      • Client Team
      • Blackboard Team
        • Project Manager: Coordinate, scope, and track the project
        • Mobile App Team: Configures mobile app, creates designs for app background and store images, initiates submission and approval of mobile app
        • Trainer: Conduct the purchased training session(s) as scheduled throughout the project
        • Educational Consultant: Product expert to guide you through best practices and tips in setting up your mobile app
      Review App implementation timeline: 
      • Setup App Developer Accounts: We will schedule a meeting with a Mobile App Specialist to walk through the steps of creating your Developer Accounts. 
      • App Configuration and Submission: Our team will get your app started by reviewing your website and pulling in relevant information such as calendars, social media feeds, resources, and button creation for useful links. Our goal is to save you time by providing an app that already has the most common content populated. We will also submit your app for initial approval to iTune and GooglePlay app stores, making it much quicker for you to publish it when you are ready. 
      • Training: Your Trainer will review how you can add and change the app configuration including feeds, resources, and links.
      • App Review: After training, you will review your app with your Educational Consultant and determine if you'd like to adjust anything before you launch (or "publish") your app and walk through how to publish your app in both iTunes and GooglePlay. 
      • Launch: Once your app is ready to launch, you will need to publish it in both iTunes and GooglePlay for others to download. 
    • Review objectives and project deliverables
    • Review Launch Services, if purchased
    • Discuss target app launch date and Launch Services (if purchased)
    • Next Steps: Schedule "Creating App Developer Accounts" meeting

    Tasks to Complete

    • Email your logo, app short name, and long name to your Project Manager
    • Please be prepared to setup your App Developer Accounts by having the following information available:  
      • Have a credit card or prepaid card with $25 (for Google fee)
      • Your organization’s D-U-N-S Identification number and legal entity name 
      • Your organization’s EIN/Tax ID 
      • Access to Apple device 
      • Photo copy of your ID. (In order to publish your app to Google Play, you may be required to verify your identity by submitting a valid form of photo identification and personal information during the Google Play Console account sign-up process.)
      • Please be aware the district will create a generic gmail account that will be tied to your app developer accounts during the call.
    • Resources to review to help you better prepare: