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FORTIS Online Launches Mobile App That Brings Interactive Learning To Smartphones & Tablets

DENVER, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FORTIS Online has launched a new mobile application that brings learning to mobile devices, giving students access to their course content directly from their smartphones (including Android, iPhone and BlackBerry) and from their tablets, such as iPads.

The mobile app provides intuitive applications designed specifically for the iOS and Android mobile platforms, enabling students to check grades, view course announcements, participate in interactive discussions, and more.

"We are investing in mobile technology so our career-focused students will have greater flexibility to learn online, which is especially important for members of the military who may be redeployed while working to complete their degrees," said Alec Winters, Vice President of Online Operations for FORTIS Online. "Mobile is the future, and we are there!"

Students, educators, and staff can download the app, known as Blackboard Learn, at no charge through the App Store and Google Play. Android and iOS devices on all carriers and networks can access the application.

The mobile app was developed by Blackboard Mobile, a division of education technology company Blackboard Inc. Blackboard Mobile partners with institutions to provide innovative mobile solutions that enrich teaching. learning, and life outside the classroom.

About FORTIS Online

FORTIS Institute Online, a division of Fortis College, Centerville, Ohio, is licensed by the Florida Department of Education's Commission for Independent Education and by the State. FORTIS College has institutional accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, 2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302, Arlington, VA 22201, (703) 247-4212 www.accsc.org. FORTIS Institute Online is licensed by the State of Colorado Department of Higher Education Division of Private Occupational Schools. It is not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code. FORTIS Online delivers career-focused educations suited for working adults looking to achieve their professional goals. FORTIS offers courses designed to give students a variety of options, including access to classes and instructors on their schedule – both day and evening – so they can fit higher education into their busy lifestyles. Your Life. Powered by Learning.

At FORTIS Online, students can choose from such popular programs as Business Management, Medical Billing and Coding, Medical Administrative Assistant, Hospitality Management, Internet Marketing, Digital Graphic Design, Criminal Justice/Homeland Security, and more. FORTIS Online is aproud member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium, an association of colleges and universities dedicated to helping members of the United States Armed Forces and their families earn college degrees. For consumer disclosure information or to learn more about FORTIS Online, visit www.fortis.edu.

SOURCE FORTIS Online