Supported Files in Mobile Apps

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    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