Blackboard mobile apps support most common text and media files. Some file types aren't supported because specific operating systems don't support them. For example, iOS devices don't support Flash files.

Text and documents

Android, iOS, and Windows

  • PPT, PPTX
  • DOC, DOCX
  • XLS, XLSX
  • PDF
  • TXT

iOS only

  • Pages
  • Key
  • Numbers

Not supported

  • RTF (can work with 3rd-party app on Android or iOS 9.0+)
  • HWP (Hangul Word Processor)

Video

For the best viewing on phones, set video dimensions small to 320 x 480.

Supported Video File Types in Bb Student
File Type Blackboard Learn Windows Android iOS
M4V YES YES NO YES
WEBM YES NO YES NO
MP4 YES YES YES YES
MOV NO NO NO YES
MPEG NO NO NO NO
WMV NO NO NO NO
RM NO NO NO NO
ASF NO NO NO NO

Audio

Supported Audio Types in Apps
File Type Blackboard Learn Windows Android iOS
MP3 YES YES YES YES
OGG YES NO YES NO
RA NO NO NO NO
WMA NO NO YES NO
WAV NO NO NO NO
AIFF NO NO NO NO

Images

Supported Image Types in Apps
File Type Blackboard Learn Windows Android iOS
BMP YES YES YES YES
GIF YES YES YES YES
JPEG YES YES YES YES
JPG YES YES YES YES
PNG YES YES YES YES
WEBP YES NO YES NO
ICO YES NO YES YES
SVG YES YES YES YES
TIF NO YES NO YES