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Academic Technology Launchpad: Mobile Blackboard

Student Technology Help Desk

Blackboard app

Blackboard app


Blackboard app for iOS Download on the App Store

Blackboard app for Android Get it on Google Play


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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 

Blackboard app tour

Blackboard app - Features and Limitations

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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.

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