Blackboard on Mobile

Blackboard app in the Google Play app store

Blackboard app in the Google Play app store

Blackboard and its features are compatible with most desktop and mobile browsers. However, functionality can vary between different operating system versions or different devices.

If Blackboard is going to be used on a mobile device, user experience may be best when students and faculty use the Blackboard app which is available for both Apple and Android devices through their respective app stores. Instructors can also use Blackboard Instructor (Android) or Blackboard Grader (IOS) which provides some additional administrative functionality.

As a note, each app is not intended to fully replace a desktop/laptop web browser but it can be used for many common Blackboard functions such as reading course materials, responding to discussions and seeing notifications for upcoming deadlines or newly available content.

Setting up the Blackboard App (Android version shown)

Swipe up to select Metropolitan Community College - Nebraska as the school.

Select School – Swipe up to select Metropolitan Community College – Nebraska as the school.

Once Blackboard has been installed on your mobile device, launch Blackboard which will begin the initial setup process. You will be asked to “Type your school’s name.”

Once you begin typing the school name, a list will begin to form. On the list you will see a school named Metropolitan Community College which is not our institution. Scroll up to reveal Metropolitan Community College – Nebraska and tap this school name to select it. Then, you will see fields to fill out your Blackboard Username and Password to complete the sign-in process.

On your first use of the app, you will need to agree to the Blackboard Terms of Use. When you launch the app, your default home page will be the MCC’s Activity Stream. To view your classes, touch the three line ‘hamburger’ in the upper left corner to see the menu which includes Courses, Organizations, Grades, Due Dates and Settings.

Congratulations, you have successfully installed and launched Blackboard on your mobile device! If you need help with Blackboard, contact Blackboard Support at blackboardsupport@mccneb.edu or 531-622-2834 (8:00AM – 6:00PM Central, Monday through Friday).

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