Blackboard Instructor Mobile App

Access your UNM Learn courses with the Blackboard Instructor app.    

Last updated:  May 6, 2021

LDAP Authentication disabled - May 22, 2021
On May 22, 2021, we disabled an older authentication method, LDAP, for Learn, which will break authentication for users who set up their Blackboard Instructor app prior to January 5th, 2021. To update your connection, sign out of the app, then backspace over the institution name and retype "The University of New Mexico". See How to Log into UNM Learn - Learn access via mobile for more info.

Features of Blackboard Instructor

The Blackboard Instructor app allows Instructors, Teaching Assistants and Graders to view course content, connect with students and grade student work.  Note: The stand-alone Bb Grader app is no longer supported.   For more details, see Grading in Blackboard Instructor.   

There continue to be a couple of caveats:

  • Because UNM uses more advanced technologies than simple HTML pages, in some cases Blackboard Instructor may not be able to display the content or display it properly. In addition, some features – particularly Flash, Java-based, or QuickTime video – may not work properly on all devices. 

The Blackboard Instructor app is created and maintained by Blackboard. UNM will enable connectivity to the application, but has no control of the application’s offerings. Some UNM Learn features and tools may not appear or work within the app.  Blackboard's mobile applications are regularly updated (like any mobile application) and new functionality will be offered as Blackboard improves the service. UNM Learn Support recommends keeping Blackboard Instructor updated in order to implement all feature improvements and bug fixes.

Blackboard Help Resources:

Blackboard Instructor 

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