Mobile Apps for Students

Blackboard App

Apple iTunes | Google Play | Windows

Formerly known as “Bb Student”. Use this app to access the Yorkshare VLE.  Allows basic access to learning resources on the VLE and some tools.

Learn more on our Getting Started with the Blackboard App for Students one pager guide.

IMPORTANT NOTE: At York we only use the Courses part of this app. Due dates and marks are not distributed through this app and this app should not be used for any assessment activity.



Apple iTunes | Google Play

All your Replay lecture recordings in one place. The app may also be used to upload videos for specific learning activities.

Connect to server and log in with your University username and password when prompted.


Mobile App - ResponseWare

Apple iTunes | Google Play

Used by some lecturers for in-class polling. Allows you to participate in lecture quizzes.

Set the Region to Europe.

Google Drive

Mobile App - Google Drive

Apple iTunes | Google Play

As part of your University of York Google Account you have storage with Google Drive. Keep files secure and synchronised across devices.

Log in with your Google Account.

Google Docs

Mobile App - Google Docs

Apple iTunes | Google Play

Use to edit Google Docs and collaborative editing with others.

Log in with your Google Account.

Adobe PDF Reader

Adobe Reader App logo

Apple iTunes | Google Play | Windows

Essential to view and annotated PDFs. Includes commenting and highlighting features.

No log in required.