IT Services will be completing their emergency upgrades to the University network on Monday 22 March between 5.30 pm and 9 pm. This will affect access to some of the services that the Digital Education Office manages, including Blackboard and Re/Play. Further information can be found in the IT Services status item about this work.
IT Services will be making emergency upgrades to the University network on Friday 19 March between 6 pm and 9 pm and on Saturday 20 March between 6 pm and 9 pm. This will affect access to some of the services that the Digital Education Office manages, including Blackboard and Re/Play. Further information can be found in the IT Services news item about this work.
The partial service disruption that was affecting the Blackboard app has been resolved. From around 11.30 am yesterday, you may have experienced an error when attempting to log in to the app.
The root cause of the issue has been identified as an emergency security fix that was applied to one of the University’s authentication servers. We have now reconfigured the app so that it uses a different authentication server. However, the app will have cached your previous login method.
In order to login again via the Blackboard app, you need to uninstall and reinstall the app on your mobile devices.
If you are still unable to log in once you have uninstalled and reinstalled the app, please contact email@example.com.
Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience that this issue has caused you.
The Blackboard app is currently experiencing an unexpected partial service disruption. During this time, you may experience an error when attempting to log in to the app. It is still possible to access Blackboard via a web browser. Blackboard is investigating.
We apologise for the disruption and will provide an update when we hear anything further.
Blackboard will be performing essential maintenance on the mobile app from 3:30AM on 17th December. The Blackboard app will be unavailable for around 5 hours during the maintenance; please access Blackboard using a web browser during this time.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Digital Education Office.
Android users must update the Blackboard app to continue receiving push notifications.
Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) has been discontinued. Due to this change, Blackboard apps have migrated to Google’s new Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM). To maintain push notifications on your device, please update to Blackboard App 4.0 or Blackboard Instructor 2.5.
Users of the Blackboard and Blackboard Instructor mobile apps are currently unable to search for their institutions. Users with existing sessions or cached search results are not affected.
The issue started at approximately 16:30 on January 8, 2019. An investigation into the issue is ongoing. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Access Problems with access to Blackboard via the Mobile Learn App has been resolved.
If you still encounter problems we would advise logging out of the app and then signing in again.
Connection to Blackboard via the Mobile Learn App is currently unavailable. We are working with our colleagues in Information Services to rectify this as soon as possible.
This service is run directly by Blackboard and the UoB web version is not affected, please log in via www.ole.bris.ac.uk.
If you have any questions please email TEL-Help@bristol.ac.uk
Dear Students and Staff
We are happy to announce the following improvements to the Blackboard mobile app:
You will now login to Blackboard using the Blackboard Mobile app, which means the login boxes will be the proper size (no more zooming in on your phone, just type in your username and password)
The app can remember your login (removing the need to login on your phone over and over again). One small caveat, if you are using a mobile device that you share with others (ie a tablet) you should disable this – click Settings, Privacy, Remember password
Push notifications which alert you when … will work more effectively. When you get a mobile notification and click on it – you will be taken to the app, and directed to the part of Blackboard that generated the notification (until now clicking on a notification took you to the main menu of Blackboard.)
If you are able to edit Blackboard courses or organisations you will now be able to add announcements and items to your course using your mobile.
Announcements – Simply click “Add”, give it a subject and description, then click “Post” to submit it to the course.
Items – exactly the same as Announcements but you can also click attach to add files (you have lots of options of where to get things to attach – your phone, dropbox, google drive etc. It copes with most files and will convert unusual things (Google docs etc) into a pdf.