Blackboard - Device Functions

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Note: During 2020-2021 Stan State is transitioning to a new primary LMS called Canvas. Blackboard will be unavailable after May 31, 2021. Please visit the Canvas Support page for more information.


Although you can enter Blackboard from web browsers on both computers and mobile devices, there are differences.

Most of your work in Bb is best done on a computer browser.   We recommend Firefox.

Mobile Device Browsers compatible with Bb

  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Safari (iOS)

Mobile device browsers do not have the same components as computer browsers.  Not all Bb functions and tools will work on a mobile device.
Mobile browsers are best suited for viewing course content while on the go.
Mobile Apps have other functions.

Do not take tests on a mobile device or with WiFi on a computer.

Use computer browsers to

  • Use the full-featured Content Editor
  • Upload/Download most files
  • View videos in Flash format
  • Create and take tests – avoid WiFi


Mobile Apps (available free at your Android/iOS app store )

Stan State Mobile App 

Students can enter their Blackboard classes to see announcements, content, and grades.

Blackboard App for Students 

  • Read announcements, check grades, access course content
  • Engage with peers and teachers
  • Stay informed in real time
  • Prioritize your work

Note:  Avoid test-taking on a mobile device or when using wireless (WiFi) connectivity.

Blackboard Instructor App 

  • Mobile and Tablet app for iOS 9.0+ and Android 4.2+
  • View/Hide courses
  • View content and tests
  • Participate in discussions
  • Create announcements
  • Grade submissions


TurnItIn Feedback Studio for iOS - Instructors

  • Grade Submissions
  • View Similarity Reports
  • Add QuickMark Comments
  • Add Voice Comments
  • Insert Text Comments

Our students cannot submit Bb TII assignments through the Feedback Studio app.

Using Bb Mobile Apps?

Tell us how you are using the Bb apps or ask questions
   Select Bb Mobile Apps on the form.

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