What's New for Admins in the Blackboard App

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    Check here for admin-specific info!

    This page contains information that is especially relevant to administrators, but may not be applicable to students. For similar information about the instructor app, see What's new for admins in Blackboard Instructor.


    Offline content

    Students can download course files and view them offline when they have limited or no internet connectivity.  Your institution's installation must have the following Mobile Web Services building block version for the offline content feature.

    Mobile Web Services B2 needed for offline content feature
    Learn Version Mobile B2
    Prior to Q2 2017 94.9.7 or later
    Q2 2017 CU3 (3200.0.3) or later
    SaaS 3200.10.0 or later

    Learn more about offline content in the Blackboard app.


    Edit the username label

    One way to help users log in without problems is to change the username label that shows when they log in to the mobile apps. You can match this label to the term used for the login for mobile apps at your school.

    How to edit username label


    App to app launching

    Interested in launching the Blackboard app from your school's app or website? It's possible! We provide a simple way to link into the app from other applications. With deep linking, a uniform resource identifier (URI) links to a specific location within a mobile app rather than simply launching the app. App to app launching is available for the iOS, Android, and Windows versions of the Blackboard app.

    For example, a school can link to an assignment or other area in the Blackboard app from a website or mobile app.

    Use the provided schemas to link to specific features in the Blackboard app.

    App to app linking schema


    Mobile usage data

    Ever wanted to know more about how and when users at your school are using the mobile apps? You can use activity accumulator SQL queries for the Blackboard Learn database to obtain activity information for Blackboard mobile usage on hosted Blackboard Learn systems.

    Query mobile usage data