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Blackboard App for Students (formerly Bb Student)

Blackboard Instructor


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, submit assignments, post on the discussion board, and join Collaborate Ultra web meetings. New features are continuously being added.


Please note that while you may be able to use the Blackboard App to take tests, we strongly discourage it. When taking tests, we recommend using a computer and a reliable network connection. For more information on myLesley tests, see Taking Tests and Surveys in myLesley.


Attention iOS Users: If you’ve upgraded your device to iOS 12, please update the Blackboard app to version 3.9.1 to ensure that discussions work properly. Earlier versions of the app experience issues with discussions with iOS 12.


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. You may also view your grades and feedback from within the app. For more information see Tests and Assignments. Please note that while you may be able to use the Blackboard App to take tests, we strongly discourage it. When taking tests, we recommend using a computer and a reliable network connection. For more information on myLesley tests, see Taking Tests and Surveys in myLesley.
  • Collaborate. You can join Collaborate Ultra sessions on your mobile device directly from your course or from a link sent by the moderator. For more information see Collaborate in the Blackboard App.


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, grade assignments, and interact with your class in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. 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.


Attention iOS Users: If you’ve upgraded your device to iOS 12, please update Blackboard Instructor to version 2.1.1 to ensure that discussions work properly. Earlier versions of the app experience issues with discussions with iOS 12.


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.
  • Grading. You may quickly review, provide feedback, and grade assignment submissions as well as view associated rubrics and attachments. For more information see Grading.
  • Collaborate. You can create or join Collaborate Ultra sessions on your mobile device directly from the Blackboard Instructor app. For more information see Collaborate in Blackboard Instructor.


Additional features may be found here: Blackboard Instructor.