Do you store files in the cloud so that you can access them from anywhere? You can link your cloud storage accounts to the Blackboard app for easy file attachments in assignments and discussions.

More on how to use cloud content in tests and assignments

More on file attachments in discussions


iOS enables you to add files from the Files app, OneDrive®, Google Drive™, or Dropbox.

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  1. Tap the menu icon and access Settings. The menu icon is visible when you are not in a course.
  2. Tap Linked Accounts.
  3. Select the Files app, OneDrive, Google Drive, or Dropbox.
  4. Use the cloud service prompts to sign in.
  5. The cloud service verifies that you're signed in and authenticated. You can change or remove the account for this service. You can link one account per cloud service.
  6. Tap the back arrow to return to Linked Accounts. Tap the arrow again to return to Settings.
  7. Tap the menu icon to navigate to a course.

iOS Files app

You can access other cloud storage services installed on your device through the Blackboard app iOS Files integration.

  1. Install a cloud storage service app on your device and log in to the service. For example, install the Google Drive app and log in.
  2. Open the iOS Files app on your device.
  3. Navigate to Locations.
  4. Tap Edit.
  5. Slide to turn on the third-party apps that you want to use in the Files app. Now when you select Files in the Blackboard app for discussion attachments (Original courses only) or assessment attachments, you can access that cloud storage service.

More on the iOS Files app


Android uses its OS to attach files from any of the cloud storage apps you've installed on your device.

  1. From a test or assignment attempt in the app, tap Add Content. From a discussion reply, tap Add files.
  2. Select an area on your device storage or a cloud storage service. If you don't see the list of all available areas, tap the menu button to return to the Open from menu and select a different file location.
  3. If necessary, use the cloud service prompts to sign in.
  4. Select a file to attach.

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