Blackboard Mobile App: How to download and use

You can access Blackboard on your mobile device by downloading the free Blackboard app.


1. Search for “Blackboard” in your device’s App Store:

Apple iOS devices
Android devices
Windows mobile devices

2. Click on the links above to find the Blackboard app for your device.

3. When opening the app for the first time, tap on Search for your School, type in ‘Reading’ and select University of Reading from the results.

4. Log in using your normal University of Reading username and password.

Want help and advice? Take a look at our guide for students:

Blackboard mobile app – student guide

Need more help? Go to the Blackboard App support site

Why download the Blackboard app?
The app makes accessing your online learning more convenient and flexible. You can use the app to:

  • Access the courses you are enrolled on.
  • Keep up-to-date with announcements and course information.
  • Receive push notifications to your device when anything has been added to a course, for example an announcement.
  • Download course content locally so you can access it Offline
  • Favourite your most used courses and personalise your course list (in the app only).
  • View your online learning materials and save files to your device.
  • Read and write to Blackboard blogs and discussion boards.
  • Access Blackboard Collaborate live online classroom sessions.