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Bb Student

Bb Student will help you react quickly to your changing course needs, while learning to plan for the future.

With Bb Student, you can view quick updates to your courses and course content, access a course outline for each of your courses, view the Word, Excel, Powerpoint and .PDF content from your courses, and experience a rich aesthetic that is easy to use and simple to learn.

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Bb Polls

Polling has never been this easy!

Polls enables users to engage their audiences and get input in real-time. Anyone can create and join nearby polls with the tap of a finger. Check it out and tell us what you think!

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Bb Job Genie

A low pressure way to explore potential career paths.

Tell Job Genie a little about yourself, and learn about jobs, salary information, and places you can study. Job Genie is free!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Bb Student

How do I get the app?

Bb Student is available to students through the Google Play and Apple App Store.

Is my device compatible?

Bb Student is available on phones that run iOS 7+, Android 4.0+, or Windows 8.1+.

How much does it cost?

As a project under Bb Labs, Bb Student is free to students who have access to Mobile Learn.

What if my school doesn’t use Blackboard?

Unfortunately, at this time access to the Bb Student mobile app requires you attend an institution that utilizes Blackboard Learn.

What if I can't login?

Bb Student uses your existing Blackboard Learn login. If you are experiencing issues authenticating please contact support .

Are there plans to add more features?

Absolutely! As a Bb Labs project, Blackboard is looking for your feedback as we build out new features, so look for the Feedback/Help button within the application to provide us with your input.

I'm an instructor. How do I make Bb Student available to my students?

Bb Student is open to all students that have access to Mobile Learn. If your institution does not have Mobile Learn please contact your Blackboard Learn administrator.

I have an idea for a feature! How do I give feedback?

Feel free to provide feedback and comments inside of Bb Student or on the Blackboard Labs site.