Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Going Mobile

Developing sites for the Mobile Experience

When developing an Interact2 course or subject site it is important to consider the experience of users who will be accessing the site from a mobile device. Ideally, you should view the site yourself on a mobile device during development. Until further developments of the Blackboard Mobile app are released, Interact2 site developers are asked to consider the following:

  • Regard Blackboard and Blackboard Instructor as an extension of the desktop experience – design your site primarily with desktop viewing and interaction in mind.
  • The strength of the mobile applications is in being an avenue for notifications or alerts, interactions with a discussion, and for activities that do not require a lot of time.
  • Embedded media files in content areas will show as links rather than the actual image. This can disrupt the flow of text and media.
  • Some functionality is not supported in the app –instead, users will be redirected to the browser view.

Mobile Applications

Blackboard
For Students


Follow these steps to download and install the 'Blackboard' app:

  1. From your device, access the appropriate online store.
    iTunes Store℠ on your iPhone® device
    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 'Charles Sturt University'.
  5. Log in with your CSU credentials.

View Application Summary >

Available for:

Subject/Course Site(s) Organisation Site(s)
 

Available on:

  Android ® iOS ® Windows ®
Mobile
Tablet    

Tools:

  Supported Opens in Browser
Subject Outline  
Announcements Limited
Discussion Board
Due Dates  
Content Page (e.g. Home)  
Content Items  
Learning Modules  
Quiz  
Blog / Journal  
Wiki  
Self and Peer Assessment  
Web Links  
My Grades

Blackboard Instructor
For Teaching Staff


Follow these steps to download and install the 'Blackboard Instructor' app:

  1. From your device, access the appropriate online store.
    iTunes Store℠ on your iPhone®, or iPad® device
    Google Play™ on your Android® mobile device
  2. Search for 'Blackboard Instructor'
  3. Install the app on your mobile device.
  4. Open 'Blackboard Instructor' and search for 'Charles Sturt University'.
  5. Log in with your CSU credentials.

View Application Summary >

Available for:

Subject/Course Site(s) Organisation Site(s)
 

Available on:

  Android ® iOS ® Windows ®
Mobile  
Tablet   

Tools:

  Supported Opens in Browser
Subject Outline  
Announcements
Discussion Board  
Due Dates  
Content Page (e.g. Home)  
Content Items  
Learning Modules  
Quiz  
Blog / Journal  
Wiki  
Self and Peer Assessment  
Web Links  
My Grades

Bb Grader
The Bb Grader mobile application is not currently available for CSU.

Blackboard Mobile Learn
Blackboard Mobile Learn is no longer a supported product.

 

FAQs

Where can I leave feedback for the 'Blackboard' or 'Blackboard Instructor' apps?

Feedback, or Feature Requests, for the 'Blackboard' or 'Blackboard Instructor' mobile applications, can be made using the space provided in the application.

For 'Blackboard': Under the Main Menu, Click 'Give Feedback.'
For 'Blackboard Instructor': Under the Main Menu, Click 'Settings', Click 'Feedback.'

Known Issues

'Blackboard' and 'Blackboard Instructor' does not remember passwords

The mobile applications 'Blackboard', and 'Blackboard Instructor' will not remember your password, and you will need to log into the application each time you need to use it.

This process is unavoidable as we use institutional-wide authentication that allows you to use your CSU username and password to log into the application. This method prevents the ability for the application to remember your username and password.

'Blackboard' does not display correctly on my IPad®

The 'Blackboard' mobile application will not display correctly on IPad®, as the display is stretched out to fit the screen. This mobile application in regards to Apple® products is designed for IPhone® and will appear in the 'iPhone® only' application listing. There is not currently a 'Blackboard' application available for IPad® at this point.

Additional Known Issues for 'Blackboard'

Further Known Issues for the 'Blackboard' mobile app.