Downloading and Installing the App

Last Updated: Jan 11, 2015 07:06PM PST

First things first, install the app:

You can download the Blackboard Mobile Learn app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch at this link!  Or you can go to the App Store, search for "Blackboard Mobile Learn" and install!

Please note that Blackboard Mobile Learn 4.0 supports iOS 6 and above. If you are unsure what operating system version you are running, follow this link. For instructions on how to update your iOS software, see here

You can download the Android Blackboard Mobile Learn app at this link!  Or you can go to the Google Play store, search for "Blackboard Mobile Learn" and install!

Please note that Mobile Learn 4.0 supports Android OS 2.3 and above. For instructions on how to update your OS software, see here.

When installing Mobile Learn on an Android device, every user must allow the app a set of permissions. Below is a list of these permissions, and what the app actually does with each. Please keep in mind that we do not have any control over the wording of these permissions: Google has created the wording of each permission category. Some categories are made intentionally broad by Google, but may therefore be misleading. Please read below for more information.

​Allows users to download/upload attachments for forums, blogs, journals, etc.
​System tools
Allows for the creation and removal of application shortcuts on the device's home screens.
Phone calls 
Allows for push notifications to the device.
Network communication
Necessary in order to communicate with your institution's server and load data from the internet.
Your accounts
Allows users to save their Learn login credentials for future use.
​Your social information
When using the Mobile Learn Roster tool, this permission allows the app to search the device's Contacts list to find any matches between the Roster and your Contacts. Mobile Learn does NOT read your device's call log, it will only read your contacts if you decide to search for them through the Roster.
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