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.

Institution terms of use

Schools can provide a link to their institutional terms of use in the app if they are on a version of Learn that supports Blackboard Instructor 1.9.1+ and have properly configured a link to their institution’s terms of use. In the app, the link is found in Settings and at the bottom of the Blackboard Terms of Use acceptance policy shown at login.

Discussion attachments

To attach files to discussion posts, your system requires a scheduled update to the Mobile Building Block that is included in these releases:

  • SaaS 3400.5.0 (see SaaS release schedule)
  • Q2 2018 CU1 (3400.0.1)
  • Q4 2017 CU3 (3300.0.3)
  • Q2 2017 CU8 (3200.0.8)
  • Q2 2107 CU7 (Mobile B2 94.9.11 upgrade available on BtBb or SU)

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