The Blackboard app for Windows provides intuitive interaction with courses, content, instructors, and other students on your device.

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Video: The Blackboard App Tour shows the app features for Windows devices.

To see what's been added in the latest release, go to What's New in the Blackboard app for Windows devices.

Navigation and notifications

Navigation and Notifications Features
Feature Description
Navigation We put your most-used features all in one place. The base navigation gives you easy access to course updates, course content, and your grades.

Swipe down to go to a previous screen. When you expand the navigation, breadcrumbs appear at the bottom of the screen.
Activity Stream See an up-to-the-minute list of important course activity including new content, announcements, and grades. The activity stream automatically prioritizes the items to help you focus on the tasks that you want to take care of right away.

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Due Dates See upcoming assignments and tests across all of your courses. Work is color coded by course and grouped by day and week. You can quickly see what's due and prioritize your work.

Tests and assignments show in this list only if your instructor specified due dates for them.
Push Notifications Timely reminders pop up on your device for upcoming tests, past due tests, new grades, and new courses. No need to navigate anywhere else—just swipe from the notification to start working.

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Landscape mode is supported only in Collaborate sessions.

Courses and people

Course and People Features
Feature Description
Courses View all of your courses—past, present, and future. Tap a course to view its content and assignments. You can hide or show courses in the list.

More on the course list

Course Content Easily scan course materials and access what you need. Tap a piece of content to view its full details.

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Discussions Quickly view and reply to course discussion activity.

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Profiles and Tiles Your Blackboard app profile is populated with your Blackboard Learn cloud profile information, including your name and picture. You can easily change your picture in the app and replace all instances in the Blackboard app and Blackboard Learn if your school enables it.

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Collaborate You can participate in video conferences right in the app.

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Cloud Content In assignments, you can attach files from your cloud file storage. You can connect the Blackboard app to Google Drive, OneDrive, and Dropbox for easy access to your files within the app.

More on cloud storage connections

Offline Content You can download course files and view them offline when you have limited or no internet connectivity. Your institution might need an update for you to see this feature in the app.

More on offline content

Organizations aren't supported at this time.

Assignments, tests, and grades

Assignment, Test, and Grade Features
Feature Description
Assignments View, complete, and submit assignments right from the app.

More on tests, assignments, and grades

Tests Tests with these question types are taken within the app: Multiple Choice, True/False, Either/Or, Short Answer, and Essay. If tests contain other question types, the app directs you to a web view of your course to complete the test.
Grades Get real-time access to grades and feedback within an individual course or from Grades in the base navigation.