Blackboard Instructor is Blackboard's newest mobile solution that helps instructors and those in teaching roles manage courses, mark assignments, communicate with learners and quickly complete administrative tasks.
With Blackboard Instructor, you can:
- Preview course content and assessments
- Mark assignments
- Send course announcements
- Create discussion boards threads and reply to comments
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Note: Blackboard Instructor functions as a collaborative tool between our app software and your institution's Blackboard Learn server. Access must be enabled by your institution. Features and functionality may be limited at times if your institution hasn’t updated the appropriate software or experiences server outages.
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This update fixes an issue where push notifications may not have been received by iOS 13 users.
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Ratings and Reviews
3 stars: borked password manager login, limited grade views
Logging in with a password manager is buggy (won't work the first time you try to use iCloud Keychain) and doesn't work at all with Lastpass (even when you manually search for the matching item) -1 star. Otherwise this would have been 4 stars.
For me as this app has very little utility. The primary thing I check Blackboard for with any frequency is to find out whether any students are badly behind and notify those students. For this the app is pretty useless. For autograde items and items which I have already graded, I can see the average, and for assignments I can see the grades for individual students. There's no way to see individual student grades on quizzes. I can see individual student grades on assignments, but I have to remember which students missed each assignment to see if it was the same students who missed other assignments.
Needless to say that doesn't work very well.
Please please give us a version of Grade Center that works on mobile, even if it is read-only. Or a Predict app, or a version of Predict that doesn't take 30 seconds to start up.
Useless to the point of being embarrassingly bad
How can you tell me with a straight face that this is an app geared towards instructors—when it doesn’t even allow instructors the minimal functionality of being able to see (much less edit) student grades??!!!
Sorry, but a classroom application for instructors that has no functionality for viewing student grades is an exercise in uselessness that reflects complete incompetence on the part of the developers. Has even one of these developers ever taught a course? I’d vote ‘no’ on the lack of any real functionality in this app.
This app is complete garbage. Junk. Don’t even waste your time on it if you are an instructor. I don’t understand, in this day and age, how Blackboard could be so backwards as to release this app. Game developers are absolutely pushing the limits of mobile technology with advanced 3D rendering, etc., and Blackboard doesn’t have the competence to even be able to let an instructor see grades on a mobile. How embarrassing for the developers. More or less an advertisement of how incompetent they are at creating even a halfway decent app.
Using the Blackboard Instructor app is an exercise in frustration because it’s a barely functional mess. I recommend that the developers employ actual teachers to test the app first.
I can see that students have submitted their assignments. I can even sometimes see what my students have submitted if the app decides to display the document correctly. There’s seemingly no rhyme or reason why the app won’t display a Microsoft Word file.
Using the marking tools — the pen and textbox — is a buggy mess. If I’m using the pen to mark something, then I can’t scroll to see the rest of the essay. Instead, it draws on the screen.
Even something as simple as grading the assignment requires switching between screens. I can’t read the assignment and grade it or offer a comment at the same time. That’s ridiculous.
So I can kinda use the app to manage my class, but the barriers to doing so are immensely frustrating. Instead of making the class easier to access, the app creates obstacles to overcome. That’s unacceptable.
- Blackboard Inc.
- 99.3 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.