What is Blackboard Mobile Learn?

Mobile Learn is a free smartphone and iPad app that allows you to access your course wherever you are.

Blackboard Mobile is not a complete alternative to accessing and managing Blackboard courses via a web browser on a computer. However it does add mobility to some Blackboard features including Announcements, Course Content, Discussion Boards, Blogs and Journals.

Blackboard Mobile Learn is available on the following devices:

Some mobile systems (e.g. Symbian and Windows) are not yet supported.

Other considerations

The apps do not work with all content available in Blackboard. The app is best used for posting and reading announcements, checking grades (students), interacting with discussion boards and blogs, and accessing documents and content items.

The app may not give access to all key learning and assessment activities in a Blackboard course. It is strongly recommended that staff (and students) continue to access Blackboard via a Web browser on a computer for any of the following activities:

  • Submitting assignments
  • Taking Blackboard tests or quizzes
  • Accessing collaboration tools (Wikis, Virtual classroom)
  • Accessing Flash content (on iOS devices)
  • Accessing the Grade Centre (staff)
  • Accessing content from 3rd party systems available in Blackboard (eg. Turnitin, Campus Pack, Lectopia)

Staff and students should also be aware that downloading content to a mobile device may incur data costs from service providers. We recommend that care be taken, especially when accessing media files. We encourage students and staff to take advantage of UQ’s wireless connectivity where available.