With any software update, it is common for students to be confused and frustrated on learning a new program. Here are six things you need to know about I-Learn 3.0.

1. All classes will be merged to I-Learn 3.0 by Fall Semester 2016.

You can’t escape it. Learn to use it, and utilize all its new functions.

2. There’s an app for it.

One of the reasons BYU-Idaho switched to I-Learn 3.0 was because of its increased functionality for the mobile site, and it meets the ADA Act and legal requirements. Download it for apple or android mobile devices.

3. You can work offline.

Internet down? The new I-Learn 3.0 app, Binder, lets you work offline, anywhere, anytime. Click here for a tutorial.

4. Notifications can go right to your phone.

You can customize notifications that get sent to your phone. Never miss when someone has responded to your comment on the message board, or an announcement your teacher has made.

5. It’s more reliable.

Sick of I-Learn 2.0 constantly being down? Brightspace’s powerful interface makes frequent crashes much less likely to happen, said, I-Learn expert, Ethan McCord, a sophomore studying geology. “Moving to I-Learn 3.0 is like moving from a shovel to a backhoe. It takes a little bit of getting used to but it’s so much better in the end.”

6. There is help available.

The I-Learn 3.0 help desk is right before the Sky Bridge in the Manwaring Center. The help desk is there Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Jan. 27. There is also an online help desk.