Before you begin
- Your school needs to enable mobile device access.
Type your school name in the app to check if your school has enabled mobile device access.
- You need a Blackboard Learn account at your school.
Log in to the app with the same username and password provided by your school.
- Your device needs one of these operating systems:
Please be advised that while the Blackboard app and Blackboard Instructor app can run on Android 6 and above, Google only provides security updates and support for Android 8 and above.
Google Play services stand suspended on Huawei mobile devices adhering to a release note shared on 16th May 2019. You may face difficulty in accessing the Blackboard Instructor app on Huawei mobile devices launched after this date.
Install app and log in
The Blackboard Instructor app is available on iOS and Android tablets and phones.
Use these steps to download and install the app.
- From your tablet or phone, access the appropriate app store.
- If necessary, search for Blackboard Instructor.
- Install the app on your mobile device.
- Open Blackboard Instructor and search for the full name of your school.
If you're unable to find your school, try modifying your search. If your school is part of a larger institution or district, try searching for that name instead. If you still can’t find your school, contact your school’s IT help desk.
- Log in with your Blackboard Learn username and password. These are typically the same credentials you use to access your Blackboard courses on a web browser.
Blackboard Instructor supports iOS Touch ID and Android fingerprint login. After you've set up that feature on your device, you can use your fingerprint to log in to Blackboard Instructor.
- Log in to Blackboard Instructor with your username and password.
- When prompted to use Touch ID or fingerprint login, tap Continue.
- If you're already logged in to the app, access Settings from the app's main menu. Tap Touch ID and enable it.
Anyone with a saved fingerprint or passcode to your device can potentially access your Blackboard Instructor information.
Blackboard Instructor supports iOS Face ID. Android facial recognition isn't supported at this time. After you've set up Face ID on your device, you can use facial recognition to log in to Blackboard Instructor.
- Log in to Blackboard Instructor with your user name and password.
- Access Settings from the app's main menu.
- Tap Face ID and enable it.
- The next time you login to the app you'll be prompted to use Face ID. Select Continue.
You can also enable Face ID in your iOS device's Settings. On the Settings screen, scroll down and select Blackboard Instructor from the list. Tap Face ID to enable it.
Anyone with a saved Face ID or passcode to your device can potentially access your Blackboard Instructor information.
Forgot your username or password?
We'd love to help, but Blackboard does not have access to your 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.
Join Collaborate sessions
You can launch Blackboard Collaborate Ultra sessions from Blackboard Instructor if a link is provided within a course. You're directed to a web browser to join the session.
More on collaborating in Blackboard Instructor
Explore the app
The app provides access to all the courses where you're enrolled as an instructor, TA, course builder, or other custom role. Dive into the app on your own or read about the features first.
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