Mobile Apps

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You can find information on the various mobile apps available at the University of Toronto here.

Table of Contents

Blackboard

Comparison
Restrictions
Downloads

Troubleshooting
Known Issues

Lecture Capture

Downloads


iClicker REEF

 

Blackboard Mobile Apps

The Blackboard mobile applications allow students and course staff to conveniently access course content and receive course notifications on their mobile devices. Blackboard offers a few different mobile applications depending on your role as a user. Please see the Comparison below for more information on the different apps.

IMPORTANT: 

Mobile Learn was removed from all app stores on August 1, 2017. Instructors and TAs can use the Blackboard Instructor app instead. Students are encouraged to continue to use the Blackboard app (formerly known as Bb Student).

Support, troubleshooting, and technical questions related to the Blackboard mobile apps should be sent to Blackboard Mobile Support.

 
 

Comparison

A quick chart highlighting the similarities and differences between the various Blackboard mobile apps are listed below. Please find a more detailed comparison on Mobile Learn and Blackboard (formerly known as Bb Student) here.

Feature

Mobile Learn*

Blackboard App
(formerly known as Bb Student)

Blackboard Instructor

Bb Grader

Supported Platforms Android, iOS*
Note: Mobile Learn is being decommissioned.
See note below chart.
Android, iOS, Windows Android, iOS iOS
iPads Only
Access Availability All Users Students Course Staff
(Instructors, Teaching Assistants, Course Builders)
Course Staff
(Instructors, Teaching Assistants, Graders)
View Courses
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Notifications
Yes

Yes

Yes

No
Announcements
Yes

Yes

Yes

No
What's Due
No

Yes

Yes

No
Course Materials
Yes

Yes

Yes, Viewing Only

No
Discussion Board
Yes

Yes

Yes
Cannot create forums or add attachments to posts

No
Blogs and Journals
Yes

No

No

No
Assignments
Yes
Not Recommended
(See Restrictions below)

Yes
Not Recommended
(See Restrictions below)

Yes, Viewing Only
Not Recommended
(See Restrictions below)

Yes, Grading Only
(See Restrictions below)
Tests and Surveys
Yes
Not Recommended
(See Restrictions below)

Yes
Not Recommended
(See Restrictions below)

Yes, Viewing Only
Some features question types are not supported
Not Recommended
(See Restrictions below)

No
Grades
Yes

Yes

No

No
Groups
Yes

No

No

No
Collaborate
Yes

Yes
Only with Blackboard Collaborate Mobile

Yes
Only with Blackboard Collaborate Mobile

No
Organizations
Yes

No

No

No

* Note: Mobile Learn will be removed from app stores globally on August 1, 2017. Support for Mobile Learn will end on August 31, 2017.

Restrictions

The Blackboard mobile apps provide convenient access to your course on the Portal. However, there are a few limitations and restrictions to be aware of:

  • Students should not use the Blackboard mobile apps for taking assessments such as tests, quizzes, surveys, or assignments.
  • Instructors should not use the Blackboard mobile apps for creating or grading assessments such as tests, quizzes, and assignments.
  • It is always recommended for all users to use a desktop or laptop computer when working on important activities in their Portal course.
  • Students should understand that My Grades in the Portal allows them early access to preliminary grades, but does not represent their official final marks. As per U of T policy, only ACORN represents official final marks.
  • Some media types and file formats may not display on certain devices.
  • Notifications and course updates may be delayed depending on factors such as your network provider or connectivity.
     

Downloads

You can find the links to download the Blackboard mobile applications below. Once you have download and installed the app, you will need to select University of Toronto as the instutition, and sign in with your UTORid and password to access your courses.
 

Blackboard App
Blackboard App Logo

(formerly known as Bb Student)

  Android
Google Play Store
iOS
Apple App Store
Windows
Download Bb Student from the Microsoft Store
         

Blackboard Instructor
Blackboard Instructor Mobile App Logo

  Android
Google Play Store
iOS
Apple App Store
 
         

Bb Grader
Bb Grader Logo

  Android
Coming Soon!
iOS
(iPads only)
Apple App Store
 
         

Blackboard Collaborate MobileBlackboard Collaborate Mobile Logo

  Android
Google Play Store
iOS
Apple App Store
 

 

Troubleshooting and Support

The Blackboard mobile apps are developed and supported by Blackboard, not the University of Toronto. The functionality and the service provided through these apps are provided "as-is".

Most issues can be resolved by uninstalling and reinstalling the app from your mobile device. Additional troubleshooting and questions may have to be directed to your cellular network provider, device manufacturer, or to Blackboard directly:

 

Known Issues

The following links contain a list of issues with the mobile applications that have been reported to Blackboard.

 

Lecture Capture

The TechSmith Fuse mobile app allows anyone to easily record and upload videos from their mobile device. Please refer to the instructions on using TechSmith Fuse here. Best practices for using lecture capture software can be found on the CTSI website.


Downloads

TechSmith Fuse

TechSmith Fuse Logo

     Android
Google Play Store
iOS
Apple App Store
Windows
Download Bb Student from the Microsoft Store

 

iClicker REEF

The iClicker REEF mobile app is not institutionally supported at the University. Please see the iClicker page for more information.