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Release Notes for Blackboard Planner

Name: Blackboard Planner 1.4 released in Bb Student 2.9.4

Date Released: March 1, 2017

Minimum version of Blackboard Learn

Blackboard Learn 9.1 versions Q4 2015, Q2 2016, Q4 2016, or Learn SaaS


Blackboard Planner is a tool within the Bb Student mobile app that helps students map out their academic pathways.

  • Discover careers and majors based on interests
  • Make informed decisions with location-based labor data, salary information, and job trends
  • Learn about careers first-hand through rich videos
  • Communicate with advisors easily

More about Blackboard Planner


For students at your school to use Bb Student with Planner, your school must purchase an additional license for Planner and be on a mobile solution bundle.

See the Bb Student release notes about installing the Mobile Web Services building block and the Bb Student app.

Markets and verticals

Blackboard Planner is currently available in North America to NAHE clients for iOS and Android.

Improvements in this release

Guest access for prospective students that allows them to explore institutional programs and career paths before enrollment.


Blackboard Planner enables students to explore careers in these ways.

  • Discover and explore careers, majors, and skills personalized to selected interests.
  • Mark careers, majors, and skills as favorites as well as manage the favorites list.
  • Select interests and share feelings about majors and loans.
  • See labor demand and trends for careers, majors, and skills based on location.
  • View salary information occupations and majors.
  • Learn about careers first-hand through rich video interviews.
  • Review real job listings in the disciplines they are exploring.
  • Communicate with advisors by email and phone.

Language support

At this time, Planner is available in English only.

App installation

Students can follow these steps to download and install the Bb Student app.

  1. From your device, access the appropriate online store.
  2. Search for Bb Student.
  3. Install the app on your mobile device.
  4. Open Bb Student and search for the full name of your institution.

    If you’re unable to find your institution, try modifying your search. If your school is part of a larger institution or district, try searching for that name instead.

  5. Log in with your Blackboard Learn username and password. These are typically the same credentials you use to access your Blackboard courses on a computer.

Learn more

If you have questions about this release, please reach out to our Client Support team on Behind the Blackboard (available in English only) or @BbMobileSupport on Twitter (available in English only).

Need Help?

Email Support (available in English only)

@BbMobileSupport on Twitter (available in English only)

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