Blackboard Mobile Apps

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There are two mobile apps available for use with Blackboard:

Bb Student

The Bb student app is for students only and cannot be used as an instructor.

Watch the introductory video

With Bb student students can:

  • Receive push notifications, a due date list, and activity stream updates. (Note that due dates relies on them being set up by course instructors and will not include TurnItIn due dates)
  • Take assignments, tests, and quizzes and review your submissions.
  • View your course grades as well as individual test and assignment grades. (Not including TurnItIn)
    Participate in discussions.
  • Attach assignment files from Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive.

Bb student can be found via these links:

IOS devices: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bb-student/id950424861?mt=8

Android Devices: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.blackboard.android.bbstudent&hl=en

Windows phone devices: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/bb-student/9nblggh08j8w

Blackboard Mobile Learn

Blackboard Mobile Learn can be used by students and staff regardless of their course roles.

Watch the introductory video

You can now get the app by doing the following:

1 – Search for and install “Blackboard Mobile Learn” using Google Play / Apple App Store on your device.

2 – The app will ask for your University, search for University of Southampton

3 – Login to Mobile Learn with your University username and password.

Bb Student

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Introductory information

Introductory information about Bb Student.

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Feature Guide

A list of features available in Bb Student. Some features are not licenced by the University such as Blackboard Collaborate.

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About the Bb Student Course List

Information about using the course list in Bb Student.

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Linking to your Cloud Storage

This guide explains how to link the Bb Student App to cloud storage providers such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive,

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Supported Course Content in Bb Student

This guide explains what Blackboard content types and features are supported by the Bb Student app.

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Bb Student QuickStart Guide

QuickStart Information about Bb Student.

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Bb Student Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Bb Student.

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Using Discussion Forums in Bb Student

This guide shows you how to use Discussion Boards and Forums from within Bb Student.

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Comparison between Bb Student and Blackboard Mobile Learn

This guide explains the differences between Blackboard Mobile Learn and the Bb Student App.

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File Types supported by Bb Student

This guide explains what file types are supported by the Bb Student app.

Blackboard Mobile Learn

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Introductory information

For staff and students: an introduction to the Blackboard app.

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Best practice: getting started

For instructors and learning designers there is a series of guides showing how you can best design your course to make the most of the mobile app. This is the first part – getting started.

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Best practice: Mobile Learn tools

For instructors and learning designers there is a series of guides showing how you can best design your course to make the most of the mobile app. This is the third part – Mobile Learn Tools.

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Features

Find out about what you can do with the app on your phone or tablet.

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Best practice: designing content

For instructors and learning designers there is a series of guides showing how you can best design your course to make the most of the mobile app. This is the second part – designing content.

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Best practice: quick reference

For instructors and learning designers there is a series of guides showing how to best design your course to make the most of the mobile app. This is the 4th part – a quick reference guide.