What is Blackboard App?

The free Blackboard app allows you to access your Blackboard course wherever you are. You can access grades, course content, view announcements and post on discussion boards from your smartphone or tablet. 

Downloading the Blackboard App

The Blackboard app can be downloaded directly from the Google Play StoreApple Store and Windows Store.

      iTunes Google Play windows

      Accessing the Blackboard App

      1. Launch the Blackboard app.
      2. Search for The University of Queensland in the text-field.
      3. Select The University of Queensland from the dropdown menu.

      University of Queensland option in highlighted

      1. Tap Web Login.
      2. Enter your student number (e.g. s1234567) and password to UQ Authenticate.
      3. Tap the Login button.

      web login

      1. Tap the Agree button to accept the Terms and Conditions. 

      The Agree button is highlighted

      Other considerations

      The app does not work with all content available in Blackboard. The app is best used for reading announcements, checking grades, interacting with discussion boards and blogs, and accessing documents and content items.

      The app may not give access to all key learning and assessment activities in a Blackboard course. It is strongly recommended that students continue to access Blackboard via a web browser on a computer for any of the following activities:

      • Submitting assignments
      • Taking Blackboard tests or quizzes
      • Accessing collaboration tools (e.g. Wikis, Virtual classroom)
      • Accessing Flash content (on iOS devices)
      • Accessing content from 3rd party systems available in Blackboard (e.g. Turnitin)

      Students should also be aware that downloading content to a mobile device may incur data costs from service providers. We recommend that care be taken, especially when accessing media files. We encourage students to take advantage of UQ’s wireless connectivity where available.

      Blackboard App Resources