Having trouble opening Blackboard notes on your iPad or iPhone?
Just OpenItApp.

Open Blackboard™ (WebCT™) documents on your iPad and iPhone that won't open otherwise.

Send the document to your favourite document reader app.

Access recently opened documents - saves time
and downloads.

Updatable university list within the app - if OpenItApp works with your university and it's not listed in the app, it can be added automatically.

Automatic university log in. No need to re-enter your login details every time, OpenItApp takes care of it for you. (where possible)

I definitely recommend this app to anyone using Blackboard - darylubc

Get the app if you're a student! - Raf0769

Great app! My iPad would have been useless for school without it - Student1267

Works great and worth the money - K633

Best app ever - sandy siu

At last I have found an app that works! - tomatina1321

Supported Universities


  • The University of Adelaide
  • Deakin University (old DSO)
  • Monash University
  • Murdoch University
  • University of Tasmania
  • Victoria University
  • University of Wollongong


  • The University of Alberta
  • The University of British Columbia
  • The University of British Columbia (Connect)
  • University of Calgary
  • Carleton University
  • McGill University
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • University of Ottawa
  • Simon Fraser University
  • University of Western Ontario


  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong


  • Universidad Rey Juan Carlo
  • Universidad Pablo de Olavide


  • Birkbeck, University of London
  • The University of Birmingham
  • The University of Edinburgh
  • The University of Nottingham
  • University of Surrey
  • Institute of Education, University of London
  • Royal Veterinary College, University of London
  • School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine


  • Armstrong Atlantic State University
  • Boston College
  • California State University, Chico
  • Drexel University
  • The University of Georgia
  • Grant McEwan University
  • University of Houston
  • Michigan Technological University
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of North Texas
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Purdue University
  • University of Texas San Antonio

OpenItApp might work with other uni's Blackboards™, however no guarantee is made. If you find that it works, but your uni is not listed under 'Supported Universities', please email openitapp@curiousalfie.com to let us know.

Or, if it doesn't work, please email and we'll try hard to get it working in the next update (if possible).


Does OpenItApp not work with your university?

Not every uni that uses blackboard is supported at the moment. According to user feedback, those listed above should work. However, we don't have login access to all of the universities in the list, so there could be unforeseen problems.

Some universities have said they are moving off Blackboard onto a new system, so they don't need to work with us to make OpenItApp compatible. Therefore, OpenItApp will never support the following universities:

  • Sydney University
  • The University of Winnipeg
  • The University of Utah

Are you using OpenItApp but your university isn't listed in settings?

If so, please send us an email at openitapp@curiousalfie.com so we can add your university to the supported list, which comes with the benefit of automatic login and automatic homepage setting. Getting to your documents will get a whole lot quicker, so let us know.

"Error: Session Already Running"

Session error screenshot

Sometimes Blackboard gives you this error and you can't get it working again.

First, tap Settings and then 'Clear Cookies and Cache'.

Clear Cookies and Cache screenshot

If that fails, try these steps:

  1. Exit OpenItApp
  2. Double click the iPhone/iPad home button
  3. Session error home button
  4. Hold down OpenItApp in the multitasking tray
  5. Session error multitasking
  6. Tap the "minus button"
  7. Session error multitasking wiggling
  8. Open up OpenItApp and try again


OpenItApp is only guaranteed to work with the supported universities stated above. If it doesn't work with your college's or university's version of Blackboard™, please email support@recoded.com.au and we'll try hard to get it working in the next update.

Email support@recoded.com.au if you have any other issues, feature requests or feedback.

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