Find answers about accessing UBlearns from selected mobile devices.
Blackboard Mobile is the platform used to bring UBlearns to selected mobile devices.
Blackboard Mobile Learn is the app used to access UBlearns from selected mobile devices.
The Blackboard Mobile Learn app can be used with the following networks and devices:
(Android, BlackBerry or Palm devices on other carriers are not able to access UBlearns at this time)
Through a partnership Blackboard built with Sprint, UB can
provide Blackboard Mobile Learn to our faculty and students with
Sprint Android and BlackBerry mobile devices at no cost, and free
on a Wi-Fi-only basis on the Apple iPad, iPod touch and
You will need a web/data plan through Sprint or a Wi-Fi
connection for Apple devices.
Students can view announcements and class rosters, check assignments and grades, create discussion threads and posts, and view or post to blogs and journals. You also can access documents in multiple formats, as well as view music, videos, and images uploaded by your instructors (using the appropriate software specific to the media type).
You don’t have to do anything differently with your
Blackboard courses for you or your
students to use Blackboard Mobile Learn. Using an eligible mobile device (see above) with the Blackboard Mobile app installed, you can access all the content available in your Blackboard courses. In addition, instructors can post a class Announcement “on the go”, create discussion threads and posts, and comment on student blogs and journals.
Blackboard Mobile Learn is designed for viewing content, not for
uploading content to Blackboard. Depending on the particular
device, some features will not work correctly, but you can always
access these features using a browser such as Firefox on your
computer. Students should not attempt to submit assignments or take
tests or quizzes in Blackboard Mobile Learn; they should use a
non-mobile Web browser for those purposes.
Some features that may not work correctly on all devices are:
All Android and BlackBerry users will see the Blackboard Mobile Learn app listed in BlackBerry AppWorld or Google Play. All users can download the app. However, if you are not on the Sprint network, you will receive an error message when you try to connect.
If you move from using a Wi-Fi connection to a 3G connection, you will receive an error message stating that the app only works over Wi-Fi, and you should re-connect via Wi-Fi.
You need not be concerned because no FERPA-protected data passes through a central service.
When you log into Blackboard Mobile Learn, certain information about you is passed between their mobile device and the Blackboard Mobile Web Services Building Block installed on UBlearns server. This works in the same way that user-specific data is handled on a desktop or laptop computer between a web browser and our Blackboard Learn server.
Again, no FERPA-protected, user-specific data passes through the central service that supports Blackboard Mobile Learn.
Support requests for Blackboard Mobile Learn can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
See a demo of how Blackboard Mobile Learn works on eligible mobile devices.