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Blackboard Quick Reference Guide for Students

This guide provides basic instructions for using the most popular features of Blackboard.


Blackboard is widely-used at Temple University to deliver course content online and on mobile devices. Faculty can upload course materials for their students on Blackboard and conduct a variety of classroom activities. Students can retrieve and submit assignments; participate in discussion groups, blogs, and wikis; take tests and check grades. In addition, administrative work groups and student organizations can take advantage of Blackboard features to organize and share meeting materials.

Note that instructors have the option of including various features, such as blogs and wikis, in their Blackboard courses. If you do not see a particular feature, confirm that your instructor added it to the course.

Blackboard Mobile App

To access Blackboard from devices or phones, use the Bb Student app. Instructions for downloading, installing, and using Bb Student can be found on the Blackboard support site.

Note: Computer Services no longer recommends using the Blackboard Mobile Learn app.