Students can use Bluebook™ on school-managed and personal Macs that meet device requirements.
Keeping Bluebook Up to Date
Testing requires the latest version of Bluebook. If deployed properly, Bluebook performs routine updates when students launch it but releases occasionally require a new deployment. If Bluebook cannot auto-update, a message displays that reinstallation is needed before students can test.
Find out if you need to update Bluebook.
Before You Start
Check device requirements to make sure your Macs can support testing on Bluebook.
Bluebook is available in the Apple app store. You have two options for installing it on school-managed Macs:
- Allow student download from the Apple app store. If your device policy allows it, enable students to download the app themselves.
- Deploy the app to multiple devices. Use your MDM platform to distribute the app. Be sure to enable forced updates. If that’s not an option, enable the app to auto-update.
Get Bluebook in the Apple app store.
Note: Bluebook is called “Bluebook Exams” in the Apple app store.
Check Your Installation
Take these steps to make sure students can take the test and submit their answers on test day:
- Check your MDM platform to make sure you enabled forced updates. If Bluebook tries to auto-update on test day and it can’t, students won’t be able to test.
- Open Bluebook on a student device and sign in with your College Board account. If it’s a deprecated version of Bluebook, you’ll see a message telling you to install the latest version.
Student Download from College Board
Students who test on personal devices should go to bluebook.app.collegeboard.org/
on their testing device to download Bluebook. The download page will detect their device type and provide the right instructions.
Students who test on school-managed devices can also download Bluebook themselves if your policy allows it. Important: Students need write access to their local folder to allow for installation and testing.