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Feature Guide

Get ready for a completely new experience and look for your mobile learning! The Bb Student app provides an intuitive way for you to interact with courses, content, instructors, and other students.

Video: Bb Student App Tour

To see what's been added in the latest release, go to What's New in Bb Student.

Navigation and notifications

Navigation and Notifications Features
Feature Description
Navigation We put your most-used features all in one place. The base navigation gives you easy access to course updates, course content, and your grades.

Swipe down to go to a previous screen. When you expand the navigation, breadcrumbs appear at the bottom of the screen.
Activity Stream See an up-to-the-minute list of important course activity including new content, announcements, and grades. The activity stream automatically prioritizes the items to help you focus on the tasks that you want to take care of right away.

Tap an item in the stream to open it and begin working. Click the linked course title within the item if you want to go to the course outline instead.
Due Dates See upcoming assignments and tests across all of your courses. Work is color coded by course and grouped by day and week. You can quickly see what's due and prioritize your work.

Note that tests and assignments show in this list only if your instructor specified due dates for them.
Push Notifications Timely reminders pop up on your device for new announcements, content, courses, grades, and upcoming tests. No need to navigate anywhere else—just swipe from the notification to start working.

More on push notifications

Courses and people

Course and People Features
Feature Description
Courses View all of your courses—past, present, and future. Tap a course to view its content and assignments.

More on the course list

Course Content Easily scan course materials and access what you need. Tap a piece of content to view its full details.

You can view Microsoft® Word, Excel®, PowerPoint®, and PDF content that your instructors include in courses.
Discussions Quickly view and reply to course discussion activity.

More on discussions

Hide or Show Courses You can manage which courses show in your Current course list. Scroll to the bottom of your course list. Tap the box to select which courses you want to hide. Information for hidden courses is not included in Grades and Activity Stream.

Due to a performance issue, Due Dates still shows hidden course's information at this time.

More on hide and show courses

Profiles and Tiles Your Bb Student profile is populated with your Blackboard Learn cloud profile information, including your name and avatar. You can easily change your avatar in the app and replace all instances of your avatar in Bb Student and Learn.

Your profile also includes tiles that show which school or schools you attend. In the future, you will be able to add more tiles yourself.

More on profiles

Collaborate Video conferencing is a fundamental part of Bb Student. You can participate in virtual sessions by using Collaborate with the Ultra Experience.

More on Collaborate with the Ultra experience in Bb Student

Cloud Content In assignments, you can attach files from your cloud file storage. You can connect Bb Student to Google Drive, OneDrive, and Dropbox for easy access to your files within the app.

More on cloud storage connections

Planner* Blackboard Planner helps you discover careers, programs, skills that match your interests.

*If Planner is made available to you by your school, it shows in the base navigation in Bb Student. If you don't see Planner in the base navigation in Bb Student, then Planner is not available at your school.

More on Planner

*Organizations are not supported at this time.

Assignments, tests, and grades

Assignment, Test, and Grade Features
Feature Description
Assignments View, complete, and submit assignments right from the app.

More on assignments, tests, and grades

Tests Tests with the following question types are taken within Bb Student: Multiple Choice, True / False, Either / Or, Short Answer, and Essay. If tests contain other question types, Bb Student directs you to a web view of Learn to complete the test.
Grades Get real-time access to grades and feedback within an individual course or from Grades in the base navigation.

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