Effective September 2012, to access your BB Mobile application you will need to purchase a subscription to utilize a connection to Blackboard ($1.99 per year or $5.99 for a lifetime subscription).
Ferris will not reimburse for mobile apps already purchased, so plan ahead! If you think this is an app you need, please contact the Dean of your department who will then contact Kim Wilber in the Academic Affairs office.
After you update or install the Blackboard Mobile Learn app, it will prompt you to find your particular institution. Type in Ferris State and then select Ferris State University from the list.
Next, it will prompt you to log in with your MyFSU user name and password.
After you log in, the app will know that Ferris does not have the institutional license and that you, as an individual, have not already purchased the app.
Therefore, it will prompt you to purchase the 1-year subscription for $1.99 or the
unlimited subscription for $5.99.
If you have already purchased the app using your mobile cell phone, you can also put the app on your tablet without paying by pressing the “Restore Purchase” option on the bottom of your device’s screen.
Once you purchase the subscription, Blackboard Mobile Learn will work on both WiFi and your Data Plan!
For more information about Blackboard Mobile Learn, please see their website: https://www.blackboard.com/mobile.
The Blackboard Mobile Learn App can be used to access any of your courses that are
currently in the Ferris' Blackboard system. The application does limit the type of
interaction that both a student and instructor can have with certain course tools,
so please be aware that it is not intended to be an exact replacement of a web browser
on a PC or Mac.
For more information about the recent changes to the Blackboard Mobile Learn App, please use the following link.
Below you will find links to additional documents that we hope will answer most of your questions. If you can not find what you are looking for, please contact the Technology Assistance Center (TAC) for further assistance. The contact information is in the right navigation menu of this page.
Last updated: 07-24-2015