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Blackboard introduces mobile app for managing student debit card accounts

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Blackboard Transact has gone mobile, enabling students to manage their debit card accounts. With the eAccounts Mobile app for iOS-based devicess, students can manage their campus ID accounts by checking their debit card account balance, viewing transactions, making real-time deposits and managing security features.

The eAccounts Mobile app is the latest extension to eAccounts, Blackboard’s online self-service portal for closed-looped campus debit card accounts that is already used by thousands of students nationwide. Users are able to download their campus-specific mobile app from the Apple iTunes store and have it seamlessly integrate with Blackboard Transact.


The PCI-compliant portal creates a customizable account management environment that is branded to each institution. By enabling student-management of card accounts, administrators can provide a more convenient option for students to access their accounts, while off-loading routine transactions from the card office staff. [end] 

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