What is Pronto?

Pronto is a texting app connected to Blackboard Learn. While we continue our virtual courses this spring, we have adopted  “Pronto,” to meet students where they spend their time, on their phone. Pronto also works via a web site for students who don’t have smart phones. If faculty simply turn-on Pronto in their Bb Learn courses, classmates will be able to chat with each other in a much more immediate, simple and contemporary way. All Blackboard student groups will be able to chat with each other. Faculty can communicate with students directly on their phone this way without sharing phone numbers and bypassing email.

What can Pronto do?

General Pronto Overview video here. This is a good overview for students to see and learn about Pronto.

Pronto Features are listed here.

Simple Steps to Enable Pronto in Your Bb Learn Course Menu

  • Log into your Bb Learn Course
  • Click on “+” sign in top left corner of course menu to add menu item
  • Choose “Tool Link”
  • Select “Pronto” tool from choice of tools and name it “Pronto”
  • Pronto is added to bottom of course menu so drag it where you want it to be the menu, perhaps near Zoom menu item, if possible so communication tools are grouped together.
  • Clicking on “Pronto” link then takes you to the Pronto channel in Bb Learn
    • Messages and tasks can be read or created here in Bb and/or in the Pronto App. 

Links to Pronto Information

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Wed 5/19/21 1:40 PM