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Installing the Blackboard App

​The Blackboard App is the supported native app for Blackboard Learn. Students using phones and tablets should use the app for Blackboard activities rather than using the browsers on their phones and tablets.

Features of the Blackboard App

Navigation
The base navigation gives access to course updates, content, and grades. See a list of important course activity including new content, announcements, and grades.​
Push Notifications​Set up notifications reminding you of upcoming due dates and new grades.​
Course Content​View course materials.​
Discussions​
View and reply to course discussion activity.​
Assignments​
View assignments from the app.
Tests​
Tests can be taken using the app.​
UHD recommends that students take tests using a desktop with a non-wireless connection. Visit the Blackboard test best practices page​ for more information.
Grades​Real-time access to grades and feedback, either from an individual course or from Grades in the base navigation.​


Install App and Login

     1. From your device, access the appropriate online store.

      Download on your iPhone or iPad
      Download on your Android™ device

a screenshot of the Blackboard student app pencil icon    

     2. After downloading, open the Blackboard app and search for University of Houston-Downtown then click on Continue with Web-Login.

Mobile image of the Blackboard student app searching for University of Houston-Downtown

     3. You will be redirected to the web login screen, read the privacy, cookies and terms of use statement and click OK.

Mobile image of the Blackboard student app privacy, cookies and terms of use statement

     4. Proceed to the login page where you will change the method of authenticating from Sign in with third-party account (Fig. 4a) to UHD O365 Loign (Fig. 4b).

Mobile image of the Blackboard student app login screen highlighting the log in method Figure 4a

​​Mobile image of the Blackboard student app login screen highlighting the log in method changed to O365 Login Figure 4b

     5. You will be redirected to the UHD Sign in screen where you will enter your username@gator.uhd.edu (Fig. 5a). Followed by the next screen, where you will then enter your password. Us​e your same credentials as you do for your myUHD services, then click Sign In (Fig.5b).

Mobile image of the Blackboard student app login screen to enter your username Figure 5a

Mobile image of the Blackboard student app login screen to enter your password Figure 5b

     6. Next, you'll be asked to authenticate by using your method of choice set up in DUO. (Your DUO security settings should've already been configured prior to logging in your mobile app). Select Remember me for 30 days and then click on Send Me a Push or another choice depending on your security settings.

Mobile image of the Blackboard student app displaying DUO authentication options 

     7. Click or swipe down on the notification push in your mobile device once it is received.

Mobile image of the Blackboard student app displaying DUO notification push 

 

     8. Select Approve in the next screen.

DUO notification push option to approve or deny 

 

     9. You will be redirected to the Blackboard Terms of Use screen, read the message before clicking on Agree. You will then be able to access the student app.

Mobile image of the Blackboard student app privacy, cookies and terms of use statement




 For additional support, visit http://uhd.edu/bbhelpform



Last updated 1/20/2022 2:41 AM