Installation FAQs

Which Windows devices are compatible with the app?

You need a Windows tablet or phone running Windows 10+.

Are other devices compatible with the app?

There's a version of the Blackboard app for Android 4.2+ and iOS 9.0+ phones and tablets.

Learn more about Blackboard app for iOS and Android

Is the Blackboard app available for my school?

Start typing your school's name on the login screen in the app. If your school's name appears, go ahead and log in.

Schools that use Blackboard don't necessarily enable mobile device access. If you don't see your school listed, you can contact them and inquire whether they plan to enable mobile access.

How much does the Blackboard app cost a student?

Absolutely nothing! It's free to students! Enjoy.


Login FAQs

How do I get help if I forget my username or password?

We'd love to help, but Blackboard doesn't have access to student account information. To reset or retrieve your login credentials, contact your school's IT help desk. You can usually find a help desk link or email on your school's Blackboard website. The URL for your school is often https://yourschool.blackboard.com or something similar.

What if my Blackboard username and password don't work?

If your Blackboard username and password provided by your school aren't working for logging in to the app, contact your school's IT Help Desk.

Does the Blackboard app work for instructors?

If you're enrolled as an instructor in a course, it doesn't show on the Courses page in the Blackboard app. Instructors can use the Blackboard Instructor or Bb Grader apps.


Translation FAQs

Is the app available in my language?

The Blackboard app is available in over 30 languages, including English, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, Italian, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish. See the full list of supported languages in the release notes.

The language of the app comes from your device's operating system, not your Blackboard Learn language preference. Language settings affect the app interface, but not course content.


General FAQs

Where is Bb Student?

The Bb Student app was renamed in July 2017. The app name changed to Blackboard and the app tile was updated. The app’s functions remain the same. Be sure to update your app to the newest release.