Install Blackboard Drive

 

Steps to install Bb Drive:

1. Run the appropriate executable for your computer found here:

Installers for Windows

•64-bit - https://files.xythos.com/xythoswfs/webui/_xy-e2553958_files-t_YjyNwpr7
•32-bit - https://files.xythos.com/xythoswfs/webui/_xy-e2553959_files-t_i0u0FBnZ
Release Notes: https://files.blackboard.com/users/jporter/BbDrive_Win_Release_Notes.pdf

 

Installer for Mac

•64-bit - https://files.blackboard.com/users/jporter/Blackboard%20Drive%201.7.17115.dmg
•Release Notes - https://files.blackboard.com/users/jporter/Blackboard_Drive_for_Mac_1.7_GA_Release_Notes.docx

2. Click on the file that just downloaded in Step 1. This should be in the bottom left area of your screen.

Downloaded file

3. Select language (English)

choose language

4. Click Next

next

 

5. Check Agreement, click Next. You may get a message saying "Ready to Install Blackboard Drive"

agreement

6. Select Destination Folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Blackboard\Drive\ Click "Next"

Destination folder

7. Select preferred "Installation Options", Click Next.

install options

8.  You will get a "Completed" screen. Click "Finish".

completed

9. You will get a message saying you must restart your computer.

restart

10. After restart, you will get a message to "Please Stop and Read". Click "Accept"

read

 

 

11. Upon startup, the program runs minimized in the System Tray.

Verify that the BbDrive icon is displayed within the system tray and click on it.

Bb Drive

 

 

12. Add a Volume

The window should open with the Volumes tab active. Click the plus (+) sign in the bottom left corner to add a Volume.

Add Network Drive

 

13. Configure the Volume

Give the volume a name. The letter "E" should work

Enter one of the following URL's into the Full URL field depending on which folder you want to link to: (I recommend the 3rd option as that will give you access to all of your folders)

Enter your Blackboard username and password for Username and password.

Click OK.

 

config

 

14. Click "Connect" to connect to Blackboard.

connect

 

15. You should get a message that says "Connected".

connected