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Blackboard App for Students (formerly Bb Student)

Blackboard Instructor

Bb Grader App



Blackboard App for Students (iOS, Android, Windows)

The Blackboard app (formerly known as Blackboard Student or Blackboard Mobile Learn) is designed for students to view content and participate in their Blackboard courses. With Bb Student, you can view course content and updates, take tests, submit assignments, post on the discussion board, and join Collaborate Ultra web meetings. New features are continuously being added.


For more information, view the video overview: Introducing the Blackboard App.




Install App and Log in


From your device, access the appropriate online store:
Download on your iPhone® or iPod touch®
Download on your Android™ device
Download on your Windows® device


If necessary, search for Blackboard. If you search the App Store from an iPad, be sure to change the iPad Only filter to iPhone Only to find the app.


Install the Blackboard app on your mobile device.


Open the Blackboard app and search for Lesley University.


Log in with your myLesley username and password. If you are experiencing trouble with your myLesley username and password please go to mp.lesley.edu to reset it or contact it@lesley.edu.

For more information see the Quick Start guide.


App Features

  • Activity stream. This is the first screen after login and where you can see up-to-the-minute action for all of your courses. For more information see Activity Stream.
  • Base navigation. Access your courses, grades, and due dates. Any link on the base navigation shows you a global view across all of your courses. For example, Grades and Due Dates are rolled up for all courses, without having to navigate to each one. 
  • Courses. Swipe left and right to see past and future courses. At the bottom of the Courses list, tap to hide courses you no longer want to see in the list. For more information see Course List.
  • Course Content. Easily scan course materials and access your content. For more information see Course Content.
  • Discussions. Quickly view and reply to course discussions. For more information see Discussions.
  • Assignments, Tests, and Grades. You may view, submit and complete assignments right from the app. Tests with these question types are taken within the app: Multiple Choice, True/False, Either/Or, Short Answer, and Essay. If tests contain other question types, the app directs you to a web view of your course to complete the test. You may also view your grades and feedback from within the app. For more information see Tests and Assignments.


For more information view the Feature Guide or view the Blackboard App Tour video:





Additional resources may be found here: Blackboard App for Students.



Blackboard Instructor (iOS and Android)

Blackboard Instructor enables you to view course content, connect with students in discussions, and interact with your class in Blackboard Collaborate. Please note that Blackboard Instructor shows only the courses where you are enrolled as an instructor, Teaching Assistant, or Course Assistant. For courses were you are enrolled as a student, please use the Blackboard App for Students.


For more information view the video overview: Blackboard Instructor App Tour.





Install App and Log in


From your device, access the appropriate online store:
Download on your iOS® device
Download on your Android™ device


If necessary, search for Blackboard Instructor.


Install the Blackboard app on your mobile device.


Open the Blackboard app and search for Lesley University.


Log in with your myLesley username and password. If you are experiencing trouble with your myLesley username and password please go to mp.lesley.edu to reset it or contact it@lesley.edu.

For more information see the Quick Start guide.



App Features

  • Course List. After you log in you will see all of the current courses where you are an Instructor, Teaching Assistant, or Course Assistant. Tap a course to enter. For more information see Course List.
  • Course Overview. From the course list, tap a course to see its Course Overview. This concise view of the course provides access to Due Dates, Announcements, Course Content, and Discussions.
  • Course Content. Within the app you can view folders, documents, assessments, and other items that you created in your course. For more information see Course Content.
  • Announcements. Create and send announcements to your students. For more information see Announcements.
  • Discussions. See the current activity and participate in discussions. Read and respond to your students' posts. For more information see Discussions.
  • Tests and Assignments. Tests and assignments are part of the Course Content. You may view an assessment's details and preview it to see the student experience. For more information see Tests and Assignments.
  • Assignments, Tests, and Grades. You may view, submit and complete assignments right from the app. Tests with these question types are taken within the app: Multiple Choice, True/False, Either/Or, Short Answer, and Essay. If tests contain other question types, the app directs you to a web view of your course to complete the test. You may also view your grades and feedback from within the app. For more information see Tests and Assignments.


Please Note: Grading is still in development for the Blackboard Instructor app. For mobile grading functionality, please use the Bb Grader iPad app. Grading is scheduled to be added into Blackboard Instructor in 2017-2018.




Bb Grader (iPad Only)


Bb Grader is an iPad app that allows instructors to review, provide feedback, and grade student assignments. Bb Grader requires iOS 7+ and is only available on the iPad. Please note that Bb Grader shows only the courses where you are enrolled as an instructor, Teaching Assistant, or Course Assistant.


Please note that Bb Grader will be phased out once grading is introduced in the Blackboard Instructor app.


For more information on Bb Grader, please see Bb Grader.