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Blackboard has released an app specific to students called Blackboard. It is free to download and use wiith your Missouri State University account. 

Instructors use Blackboard Instructor to access their courses instead.

In the Blackboard app, you can perform these tasks:

  • View course items and course announcements
  • Take assignments and tests
  • Participate in discussions
  • Interact with your instructor and class in Blackboard Collaborate

Supported Platforms*

Your phone or tablet needs one of these operating systems to run the Blackboard app.

  • iOS 9.0+
  • Android 4.2+
  • Windows 10+

Installing the app and logging in*

Follow these steps to download and install the Bb Student app.

  1. From your device, access the appropriate online store.
    • iTunes StoreSM on your iPhone®, iPod touch®
    • Google Play™ on your Android® device
    • Windows Store on your Windows® device
  2. Search for Blackboard.
  3. Install the app on your mobile device.
  4. Open Blackboard and search for Missouri State University.
  5. You will be prompted to log in on the web.
  6. Log in with your Bearpass Login and Bearpass Password.

You should now have access to all of your classes where you are a student. It will note which classes are not available. Instructors can use the Blackboard Instructor app to access the courses they teach.


Navigation and Notifications*


Students can easily access updates from their activity stream, view course content, and quickly access all of their grades because we’ve categorized and grouped the most relevant features for students in one place. They can navigate between their activity stream, courses, and grades as well as view notification badges based on course updates and school announcements.

Activity Stream

The majority of the time students spend in Bb Student will be spent on the activity stream, the home screen. It represents a “smart view” of prioritized events and actions, and pushes content to the student. We’ll do the heavy lifting by helping students prioritize their work so they can spend their time on the thing that matters the most, learning.



Courses and OrganizationsSelect Courses or Organizations in the app menu to see all of the courses and organizations where you're enrolled. Tap a course or organization to view its content.
Course Outline

From the course list, tap a course to see its Course Overview. This concise view of your course provides access to these items:

You can also view a list of instructors and send email to them. Your courses may look different than they do in a web browser, but you'll easily navigate through your content.

Course ContentEasily 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.


Collaborate, Assignments, Tests, and Grades*

CollaborateThe Blackboard app includes Collaborate Ultra for real-time web conferencing on your mobile device. Your sessions are listed within courses in the app for easy access. You can also join sessions that aren't associated with a course if the moderator provides you a link.
AssignmentsView, complete, and submit assignments right from the app.
TestsTests 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, the Blackboard app directs you to a web view of Learn to complete the test.
GradesYou get real-time access to grades and feedback within an individual course or from the Grades in the base navigation.

More Information

For more information about how to use the Blackboard app, please see Blackboard's documentation.



* information was taken from the Blackboard App documentation provided by Blackboard Inc. 

For questions or comments, contact the Computer Services Help Desk