How can students access Blackboard from their mobile devices?
Students can access blackboard from their mobile devices using either a mobile browser or the Blackboard student app. Both methods will allow students to access course content, announcements and grades. If a student clicks a link to a blackboard collaborate session from the app, it will open Blackboard Collaborate Ultra in their browser, even though the app doesn't directly handle blackboard collaborate, it is a seamless transition.
Now for the more interesting part some of the differences. While the student app has a more mobile friendly interface it does limit some of the features for example you have to be careful when posting a content item to blackboard, if you post files they are easily accessible without issue, if you post inline content under text you'll want to make sure it looks good in a mobile view, you can test this using the Blackboard Instructor App. Another example is some test questions will not work on the blackboard app . You can see if your test is mobile friendly by looking under Course Tools -> Mobile Compatible Test List, test questions that are mobile compatible include: Multiple Choice, True/False, Short Answer, Fill in Multiple Blanks, Hot Spot, and Calculated Numeric.
As a final note the good news is anything not fully compatible with the app will either transition to a browser or browser view where possible for example if a student opens the group menu, or in the case of an incompatible test the app will warn the student to simply open the test using a browser. Both solutions are perfectly viable and I wouldn't try to force students to use one or the other but rather which they are more comfortable with. If you have any questions feel free to contact email@example.com
Need a course site setup or credentials?
If you are looking for a Blackboard site to be set up for your course, please supply details as listed at Request a New Blackboard Course Site. If you are looking for a Blackboard site to be set up for an Academic Program, you will require the four-character program code for it, as well as the current semester levels of the students who need to be enrolled.
If you have not yet logged in, your login credentials for Blackboard would be the same as your college staff email, but if you have any difficulty with that part you would need to contact the help desk at ext. 2500.
Need help setting up your blackboard course content?
|Guide Name||What's covered?|
|Navigating Blackboard as An Instructor||
|Basic Setup for your Blackboard Course||
|Adding Content to Blackboard||
|Setup Grade Center for Your Course||
|Create A Grade Center Column for an Assessment||
|Make your Course Available to Students||
|Making an Announcement to your Students||
Something not working as expected?
|Can I hide previous courses?||Guide to Grouping Courses By Term|
|Can I sort my courses by semester?|
|Why are my letter grades showing up starting from 60 as a pass?||Guide to Changing your Letter Grade Schema|
|Why are my letter grades showing up as they would for health sciences?|
|How do I change my letter grade schema?|
|Why blackboard collaborate access my microphone or camera?||Guide to Enabling Microphone and Camera Access For Collaborate|
|How do I download my Course Outline?||Guide to Downloading your Course Outline from SIS|
|Can I download a class list?||Guide to Downloading a Class List|
|How do I remove students from my course?||Guide to Disabling Users in a Course|
|How do I add students to my course?||Guide to Adding Users to your Course|
|How do I lookup a student's email from their student ID?|
|How do I find a student I've accidentally hidden?||Guide to Finding Hidden Users in Grade Center|
|How do I stop students from using spell check on quizzes?||Guide to Disabling Spell Check|
|How do I disable spell check?|
|How do I display answers to Blackboard quiz questions?||Guide to Showing Feedback for Blackboard Tests and Quizzes|
|How do I show my Blackboard Test feedback to students?|
|How can I run papers through SafeAssign Manually?||Guide to Manually Processing Papers through SafeAssign|
|How can I configure a Blackboard Test exception on a timer for a student with an Academic Accommodation Plans?||Guide to Configuring Blackboard Tests for Academic Accommodation Plans|
|Where is the Launch Akindi link?||Guide to Creating the Akindi Link|
|How do I create the Akindi link?|
Want to use blackboard more effectively in the classroom?
|Guide Name||What's covered?|
|Creating A Rubric||
|Grading With a Rubric||
|Creating and Using a Blackboard Collaborate Session||
|Creating an Assignment in Blackboard||
|Importing an Exported Blackboard Package||
|Adding a SCORM Module to Blackboard||
|Having Students Confirming they have Reviewed the Code of Conduct before Assignments are Available||
|Uploading Videos to Blackboard||
|Adding a Color Scheme to Grade Center||
|Creating and Grading Discussion Boards||
|Downloading Submitted Assignments from Blackboard||
|Creating a Test on Blackboard||
|Providing Audio/Video Feedback for Assessments||
Want to see some advanced guides for blackboard use?
|Guide Name||Why is this useful?|
|Import Course Sections from SIS into Blackboard Groups||