Blackboard Mobile Documentation

Access your UNM Learn courses with the Blackboard 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 mobile 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 and Limitations

For full functionality of UNM Learn, use a supported browser and OS instead of the mobile app.  

  • If you choose to use the mobile app for taking tests, we recommend that you pay attention to your Internet connection (especially important for timed tests).  Only begin tests on a computer or device with a stable, high-speed connection to the Internet.  The UNM Learn Support Team's ability to provide support for a wide variety of devices is limited, so we advise you to use caution, especially if electing to take a higher stakes exam on a mobile device.

  • Because UNM uses more advanced technologies than simple HTML pages, in some cases the Blackboard app 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.

  • UNM’s officially supported method for interacting with courses in the LMS is through a supported browser. We are making the mobile interface available so that users who wish to use the Blackboard app to connect to the UNM system may do so.

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

Blackboard Mobile Resources

Note: When viewing or reading these tutorials, please be aware that not all features are enabled at UNM.