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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What’s New

Version 4.6

In this release we’ve revamped the discussion board for Ultra courses!

You’ll now be able to:
• Access group discussions and graded discussions
• Add rich text and media when composing discussion threads and replies

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

physics TA ,

Ok, Could be great with minor tweaks

I use this app to grade homework on my iPad. It makes it possible for me to have a similar workflow to pencil and paper grading, while avoiding the headaches of keeping track of a stack of papers, which I love. I find the overall experience to be decent, with a few frustrations. First, the app needs better Apple Pencil support with palm rejection, because I constantly find myself having to erase stray marks. Which brings me to number two, switching between the pen and eraser tool takes too long, there should be a designated eraser button, and also support for the Apple Pencil double tap to switch. Finally, it should be possible to change the default pen color and size (the default size is too large), or even save multiple defaults. It should also be noted that the app attempts to “smooth” pen strokes, but often this does more harm then good, because letter shapes tend to get bungled.

A-Lo from the block ,

Meh... Little mobile focus

The interface could definitely be easier to use, particularly when trying to look at discussion boards… There’s no clear way to tell whether you have unread posts, the mechanism for going into replies is not intuitive, etc.

From the course selection list, the app doesn’t allow you to look at your upcoming courses. While I was trying to design my summer course using the web interface, I was unable to use the app to see what the app experience would be like. That seems fairly ridiculous... to have to wait until my course is officially available to students to know what that course will look like on their mobile devices.

There’s no mechanism to use voice or video from your phone to record anything for the class and post it. It’s wildly frustrating to be on the same device as the app record a video or a voice memo to my students, then have to download it to a computer to upload to my Blackboard class rather than just use the app that’s on the same device I’m recording with. Students should be able to do the same to make it as convenient as possible for them to engage with me and one another.

Cliffster0829 ,

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.

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