Welcome to Blackboard's mobile solution that helps students stay informed, up-to-date and connected. This app includes Blackboard Collaborate with the Ultra experience - a synchronous web conferencing solution for high-quality virtual classes and meetings.
With the Blackboard app, you can:
• Quickly view updates to your courses and content
• Take assignments and tests
• View grades for courses, assignments and tests
• Participate in Collaborate sessions on the go
We love feedback! If you have any questions or comments use the in-app feedback to help improve the application.
Note: This application functions as a collaborative tool between our app software and your institution's Blackboard Learn server. Blackboard cannot guarantee that the content created by instructors or other users will be compatible with this app. Access must be enabled by your institution. Features and functionality may at times be limited if your institution has not updated the appropriate software or experiences server outages.
Downloading or using this app indicates consent to the terms and privacy information at http://www.blackboard.com/footer/terms-of-use.aspx.
In this release you’ll now be able to see your institution’s logo from within the app!
We’ve also fixed quite a few bugs! Including:
-An issue where some videos were not playing in documents and content
-Remedies issue where VoiceOver wasn’t properly working in discussion boards
Enjoying the Blackboard app? Make sure to rate us and leave a review!
Ratings and Reviews
Simplifies my life!!
The app is very user friendly and easy to navigate. I solely used blackboard on my laptop but had discovered my laptop broke the literal morning I started class, so I decided to download the app so I wouldn’t have to navigate blackboard on my phones browser and could more easily access my instructor’s pages. This definitely does the trick for that. The only issue I have is that the due dates tab is not fully accurate, at least for me. I have 3/4 of my classes online, so it really helps me to just click the “due dates” tap and be able to access each assignment that’s due soon. It may be due to the instructor, I have no idea, but I can see where my grades would become horrid after missing a few assignments every week. This was my first week of class and there were about 3 assignments that weren’t displayed, but I was aware of because of a syllabus or class discussion. Please make sure you’re paying attention and don’t rely solely on the app for that!! Otherwise, you may find yourself in a rut of 0 in the grade book. Aside from that, the app completely simplifies my experience with blackboard and I can’t believe I went 3 semesters without it.
Videos have no audio/no access to emails
The app was updated 2 days ago & now there's no audio on any videos within the app. Videos that I've watched previously just fine now have no audio to them. I have this app on my iPad as well & that app hasn't been updated yet & the videos work just fine. Something is wrong with this new update & we can't contact anyone at blackboard directly. We have to go through our university IT department & they are not very educated on the blackboard system & can never offer help on any tech issues. It's very irritating to not have any assistance with this app, blackboard should have a department to support users with tech issues (which happens a lot).
Blackboard app doesn't give us access to our emails so I never see my received emails until I log into blackboard on a web browser when I'm on my computer (which isn't often). Also, blackboard is NOT very compatible with Apple products. No matter which apple product I use, or whether I'm using the app or accessing blackboard through a web browser, the blackboard system always changes my font size in my discussion postings to a very tiny font. Multiple professors have complained to me about this but blackboard always changes my font size to like 8 or 10 once I hit the submit button. Blackboard has been a disaster & I wish my university used a different program!!
I am giving this app a one-star review because even though the app is useful in many ways, there’s still a lot that can be worked on or fixed.
One of the most annoying things about this app (and everyone agrees with me on this) is the fact that you have to keep logging in every single time I open and try to access the app, which is about 7-8 times a day. This is so inconvenient because as a student I do not want to keep logging in and entering all my information when I’m trying to do homework, study, and look at my grades. I have tested it out and I’ve found out that if I close the app and open it back up about 10-15 minutes later I find myself logged out. I have also asked around and I am not the only one who has to deal with and every single person can agree with me about the fact that it is, indeed, annoying. This is an issue that needs to be fixed because its inconvenience is tremendous.
Another feature that could be worked on is the design of the app itself. I believe that it does not go well with current apps that are in the market. Its design is still blocky and the transitions between sections are grotesque. I believe more friendly, rounded and somewhat colorful sections within the app will help its aesthetic design.
- Blackboard Inc.
- 149.6 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Maori, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese, Welsh
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Blackboard Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.