Blackboard Mobile: Faculty

Installation and Login

  • Connect to Wi-Fi
  • Go to App store and search for 'Blackboard Mobile Learn'
  • Install the app
  • Search for your school
  • Login to Blackboard Mobile Learn with your user name and password
  • Remember Me option can be checked but not recommended. May cause problems when your Iona Network password expires.

List of Blackboard items/tools that can only be viewed in iPhone/iPad browser

  • Assessment Tools (Assignments, tests, surveys)
  • Links
  • Email
  • Learning Modules (i.e. McGraw Hill Higher Education Module)
  • Virtual Chat
  • Contact
  • Blackboard Help
  • Wimba Classroom

Some items are unavailable on Blackboard Mobile App

  • Grade Center
  • Adding Users and Groups to a Blackboard course
  • Control Panel - Customization
  • Control Panel - Packages and Utilities
  • Control Panel - Evaluation Tools
  • Adding Tasks

Using Blackboard Mobile Learn

Note (iPad): You can view multiple windows in the iPad Blackboard app at once.

View Your Course
  • Tap on the Course tab on the bottom of the screen
    iPad - Tap the Courses button on the upper left hand corner
  • Tap on the course you would like to view from the app's home screen
  • This will bring you to the course's home screen known as the 'Course Map'
  • Choose the course content area you would like to view
  • Tap on item you would like to view
View Your Dashboard
  • Tap on the Dashboard tab at the bottom of the screen
    iPad - Tap the Dashboard tab
Add Items in Content Areas
  • Go to course content area where you would like to add items
  • Tap on the plus sign icon in the upper right corner 
    iPad - Tap Add content at the bottom of the column
  • Type in a title on the subject line and the add text to the box below
  • When you are done, tap the Add button
Add Attachments/Uploads

In order to attach documents/pictures, you must have a Dropbox account and if you're uploading a picture from your iPhone, you must enable Blackboard to have access to your photos and videos in your Privacy Settings.

  • To upload an attachment from Dropbox, you must first link your account to Blackboard:
    • To link your account, go to the Settings icon from the top right corner of the Dashboard page
    • Tap on Link Dropbox
    • Enter your Email and password for Dropbox
    • Tap Sign In
    • Your Dropbox is now linked
  • To add a dropbox item, tap on the Dropbox icon on the lower right side of the screen
  • To upload a picture from your iPhone, tap on the icon in the middle that looks like an outline of two rectangles
    Note: To enable Blackboard to have access to your photos/videos, on your phone, go to:
    • Settings
    • Privacy
    • Photos
    • Tap on the off button next to the icon for BB Mobile Learn to change it to 'On'
    • To take a picture to upload, tap on the camera icon on the left side of the screen
    • When you are done, tap Add
Add Announcements
  • Go to the Tools folder
  • Then tap on Announcements
  • Tap on the plus sign icon in the upper right corner
  • Type in a title on the subject line and the add text to the box below
  • When you are done, tap the add button
View Your Class Roster
  • Go to the Tools folder
  • Then tap on Roster
  • If you tap on the "i" icon on the upper right corner of the Course Map page, you will also be able to view the roster
Discussion Board
  • Replying to, and Adding and Creating Discussion Threads:
    • From the Course Map page, tap on Discussions OR from the Tools page, tap on Discussion Board
    • Then choose the forum you would like to view/create/reply to
      Please note: You cannot create a new forum on Blackboard Mobile
  • To Create a Thread
    • Go to the appropriate forum and tap on the + button on the upper right corner
    • Create a title for your thread on the subject line
    • Then tap in the box under the subject line
    • To attach a document, tap on the gray attachments button on the lower right corner (Follow steps from adding attachments/uploads)
    • When you are done, tap add
  • To reply to a thread
    • Go to the forum where the thread is located
    • Tap on the thread you would like to reply to, and this will bring you to the posts screen
    • Tap on the reply arrow icon on the top right side of the screen
    • Tap on the box underneath the subject line and begin typing
    • When you are done, tap add
View Students Groups
  • Go to Tools
  • Tap on Groups
  • Tap on the group
Add Blogs & Add Posts to Blogs
  • Go to Tools
  • Tap on Blogs
  • Tap on Blog you would like to view
  • To comment to a blog post, tap on the post, and tap on the plus sign icon in the upper right corner
  • When you are finished, tap the add button in the upper right corner
  • To add a post, tap on the plus sign icon in the upper right corner
  • Enter a title in the subject line and your comment in the box below the subject line
  • When you are finished, tap the add button in the upper right corner
Add Journals & Add Entries to Journals
  • Go to Tools
  • Tap on Journals
  • Tap on the journal you would like to view/add to
  • To add to the journal:
    • Tap the plus sign icon on the upper right corner
    • Type in a title on the subject line and the add text to the box below
    • Tap the Add button
  • To comment on a journal entry:
    • Tap on the entry
    • Tap the plus sign icon on the upper right corner
    • Tap the Add button
Create a Mobile Test
View Items in Browser
  • Tap on item you would like to view in the browser
  • Tap 'View In Browser'