Mobile Technologies

DDS is able to provide support in a variety of areas related to mobile technologies. We are able to help faculty develop strategies to use their mobile devices both inside and outside of the classroom. This includes everything from using a tablet as a presentation tool to writing your latest research paper on an iPad. We can also help you find the perfect app to meet your instructional goals.

Apps for Brightspace

Pulse is an app targeted towards students and is designed specifically for Apple and Android smartphones. It allows a student to receive notifications of grades, due dates, announcements and other important course updates. Students can download the app by clicking on the My Tools menu in their Brightspace courses or from the Brightspace notifications screen. Since Pulse makes use of the integrated calendar in your course, it is recommended that you make use of start, due and end dates AND also allow your start, due and, end dates to be displayed on the course calendar.


While there are a countless variety of mobile devices, much of our focus and expertise is around the Apple ecosystem of iPads and iPhones. We use these devices everyday to do our jobs. From taking notes and giving presentations to editing photos and creating screencasts even writing papers or grading them, DDS can help you get the most out of your iPad. A few of the areas that we have experience in are:

Selecting Apps

With countless apps and mobile websites, it can be a daunting task to select an app. DDS is here to help. With our experience, expertise and resources, we can help you find the perfect app. If you just want to play a video, discuss current events or, discuss the inner workings of a cell with your class; DDS can help.

Getting Help

For help picking out an app, using an iPad in the classroom or, determining if an iPad is right for you or your department, contact Patrick Tabatcher at to set up a consultation.