Before you begin

Currently, only Latin-script keyboards are supported. To perform a search with non-Latin characters, please copy and paste the text into the search box.

Your institution needs to enable mobile device access.

Type your institution's name in the app to check if your institution has enabled mobile device access.

You need a Blackboard Learn account at your institution.

You'll log in to the app with the same username and password provided by your institution.

Your device needs one of these operating systems to run the Blackboard Learn app.

iOS 11+
Android 6+

Please be advised that while the Blackboard Learn 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 app on Huawei mobile devices launched after this date.

Install app and log in

Use these steps to download and install the Blackboard Learn app.

  1. From your tablet or phone, access the appropriate app store.
  2. If necessary, search for Blackboard.
  3. Install the Blackboard Learn app on your mobile device.
  4. Open the Blackboard Learn app and search for your institution's full name. If you're unable to find your institution, try modifying your search. If your institution is part of a larger institution or district, try searching for that name instead. If you still can’t find your institution, contact your institution’s IT help desk.
  5. Log in with your Blackboard Learn username and password. These are typically the same credentials you use to access your Blackboard courses on a computer.

Touch ID

The Blackboard Learn app 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 the Blackboard Learn app.

  1. Log in to the Blackboard app with your username and password.
  2. When prompted to use Touch ID or fingerprint login, tap Continue.
    • If you're already logged into the app, go to the main menu, tap More, Settings, and toggle on Touch ID to enable it.

Anyone with a saved fingerprint or passcode to your device can potentially access your Blackboard Learn app information.


Face ID

The Blackboard Learn app 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 the Blackboard Learn app.

  1. Log in to the Blackboard Learn app with your username and password.
  2. Access Settings from the app's main menu.
  3. Tap Face ID and enable it.
  4. The next time you log into 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 Learn app 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 Learn app information.


    Explore the app

    The app provides access to all the courses where you're enrolled as an instructor, TA, course builder, student, or other custom roles. Explore the app on your own or use the feature guide to see what's available.

    Features in Blackboard Learn app


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