The Blackboard Learn Instructor and Student App should be used on any iPhone®, iPad®, iPod Touch® and Android® device. If you try to use a browser to access the LMS from any of these mobile devices, there are some features that won't work. These apps are free.
You can access LMS Instructor and Student on:
ALL Android devices
ALL iOS devices
You can use your iPhone®, iPad®, iPod Touch® and Android® devices on any cellular carrier or Wi-Fi network to access grades, assignments, discussions and much more with the Blackboard Instructor app.
To download and use Blackboard Instructor, click on the links below.
You can use your iPhone® iPad®, iPod Touch® and Android® devices on any cellular carrier or Wi-Fi network to quickly view updates to your courses and content, take assignements and tests, view grades for courses, assignments and tests with the Blackboard Student app.
To download and use Blackboard Student, click on the links below.
Instructor app icon Student app icon
The Mobile App
Go to the App Store. Search for and download Blackboard MobileTM Learn.
To open the application, tap the Bb MobileLearn icon.
The Search for your school window will open. In the Search text box, enter Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and tap the school's name.
The Login window will appear. Enter your RCS UserID and RCS Password. Tap Login.
After you log in, the courses you are enrolled in will appear on the cork board to the left. Tap the course nameyou wish to access.
The Course Menu will display on the left side of the screen. The Course Menu is the same as if you were viewing it in a browser on your computer, as shown below for comparison. The course items and arrangement of the items will be specific to each course.
In addition to the Course Menu, the mobile application also includes a Dashboard, located on the right side of the screen. To access the Dashboard, swipe the Dashboard tab to the left.
The Dashboard displays different types of notifications for the course, such as Announcements, Available Assignments and Tests. You can view the Notifications by Date, Type or Class located in the top right corner of theDashboard. To close the Dashboard swipe the Dashboard tab back to the right.
Change Notification Settings
You can change the notification settings of the application to notify you of different activities in the RPILMS. Tap the settings button (gear) on the top left of the screen.
Tap Notifications in the pop-up menu.
The Push Notifications window will appear. You can change the notifications on or off. When the iPad icon on theright is blue, that means that the notification is on. When the iPad icon is gray, the notification is off. You might have to change the settings on your device in order to enable notifications from the application.
To Logout of Mobile Learn, tap the settings button (gear) on the top left of the screen. Tap Logout.