Partnering with Pronto - An Alternative Solution to Blackboard Instant Messaging (EOL on December 31)

Blog Post created by slehnert on Oct 25, 2018

With the End of Life of Blackboard Instant Messaging (Blackboard IM) coming on December 31, Blackboard has partnered with Pronto to provide an alternative solution for our customers. Developed by HitLabs, Pronto is a campus-wide, real-time communications platform that improves student retention by enabling everyday touchpoints with school administrators, faculty, advisors, and peers. Pronto is available on iOS, Android and on the Web via its integration with Blackboard Learn and Blackboard Open LMS.


Pronto provides a sleek, modern design and additional functionality that enables users to connect in new ways from their mobile devices or directly inside Blackboard’s LMS platforms. From instant chat with read-receipts and presence detection, to live video chat, to file sharing with unlimited storage, Pronto offers institutions a solution that enhances the way users communicate.


Is this a tool your institution could benefit from? Check out these resources to learn more: