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
- Participate in Collaborate virtual classroom sessions
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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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In this release we’ve squashed some bugs and made some minor improvements.
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Ratings and Reviews
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.
Can’t Grade Quizzes or Discussions? Seriously?
I really need something that allows me to grade quizzes, exam essays, and discussion board postings on an iPad. This app does none of those things. How a company that is raking in millions of dollars in profits each year can release an app without any of the functionality that instructors demand is unimaginable. On top of that, there is still no way to access a course grade book and (thanks to how Blackboard is set up) incredibly difficult to do from the web browser on a mobile platform. If Blackboard spent 1/10 of the money that they do on promotions (such as the free lunch they provided for the faculty at my institution) actually developing their products, they might have something that is both functional and pleasant to work with. Instead what we get is a ineloquent product and a half-baked app.
Zero stars please
I can’t tell you in words how much I despise Blackboard’s apps. It’s almost as though they don’t understand how their own software works, or what teachers have to do. But that doesn’t matter when most of the time they won’t log in anyway. Now, to make matters worse, the online access is harder to use because “Box” dropped some functionality and they depend on Box rather than their own interface. I strongly encourage Blackboard to get rid of all of these apps and start over with a team of instructors that can help you understand what we need and an app development company that knows how to actually build usable apps. Why can’t you be more like Canvas, which I use at another school? It is like you’re stuck in the late 80s or early 90s with your tech and that doesn’t seem to bother you.
- Blackboard Inc.
- 133 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.