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Remote Learning Guide: Blackboard

Blackboard Login

Blackboard is where you can find many of your online courses

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Blackboard downtime - 6:00 to 7:00 a.m. CST every weekday. Do not use Blackboard during this maintenance window. 

Use Supported Blackboard Technology

This is especially important when taking tests or quizzes, or completing assignments

Do Not use Edge or Safari 

There are problems with file uploads and attachments with Blackboard or Student email when using Edge or Safari browsers.  

Use Firefox or Chrome


May not be compatible with all Blackboard features or some content added to Blackboard as Chromebooks are not a supported operating system. 

Tablets and Mobile: 

Some, but not all, features and content in Blackboard may be available on your device. Do not use a Chromebook, tablet, or a mobile device to take a test or quiz.

If you experience issues accessing Blackboard content, use a compatible computer and browser.

Blackboard Student Mobile App

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iOS or Android


New features roll out often

You will need to periodically login to the app.

You cannot take an online course completely from a mobile device or tablet. Some features and content are not available through the mobile app

Troubleshooting - If the app is not working: 

  1. Try clearing the app history and cache 
  2. Next, try uninstalling and reinstalling the app 

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Blackboard Mobile App - Features and Limitations

Blackboard Student app allows  you to view content - announcements, discussions, grades, some text content like blogs and journals, and some media content.

Mobile apps should not be used for: Taking tests or quizzes

Some content cannot be viewed on mobile devices. For example: 

  • Media such as Flash, Java, or Quicktime video may not play on all mobile devices.
  • 3rd party programs or links (Connect, mymathlab, Films on Demand, McGraw Hill, etc) may not be compatible with your mobile device.

Use a non-mobile device when taking tests or whenever the content is not accessible on your mobile device.