By Blackboard Inc.
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Bb Grader provides teachers with a mobile solution to conveniently measure student success anytime, anywhere. With Bb Grader, teachers use their iPads to review, provide feedback, and ultimately grade submitted Blackboard Learn assignments from within the app.
What's New in Version 1.0.3
- Fixed an issue in iOS8 preventing attached documents from rendering within the app if additional text was included in the submission text editor.
- Adjusted an image for better internationalization.
Video I'd awesome!
Our blackboard does not allow for audio and video to be connected to our grades, but this application does and it is fantastic! The ability to add video critiques to pinpoint specific areas or give some positive affirmations after a poor grade are excellent uses for this. While this app overall duplicates blackboard functionality, it really stands alone. Adding video and audio attachments really bolster my students with timely constructive criticism. I recommend this app to anyone who needs a more human touch in the classroom or online course shell.
I'm not a big fan of the Blackboard LMS to begin with, but this app is terrible. It is completely useless. My students submitted their papers and when I went to try to grade them it said it could not download the documents, therefore I could not even view the papers to be able to grade them. Then it gave me an option to open the file in another app, but when I chose to open it in Pages or Google docs the apps did not interface with each other, so still no document to read. The only thing this app allows me to do, when it's working, is see which students have submitted assignments and which ones haven't. That's it. If Blackboard doesn't step up its game, it's going to continue to lose market share exponentially.
At first I was really upset that there wasn't a version of this app for the iPhone. Then, I downloaded it using an iPad and realized it's not worth the effort. There's so many things wrong with this app I do not know where to begin. It doesn't work as advertised and I agree with all the other comments about its limited range of usefulness. I didn't think there could be an app worse then the blackboard learn mobile app. I was clearly wrong! I don't know what's going on with this company but they need to do something to fix these issues that are glaringly bad. It's almost like the developers who created the app have no idea what it's like to be a teacher. It's as if they have no idea what the needs are for educators.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Mar 12, 2015
- Version: 1.0.3
- Size: 11.5 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Seller: Blackboard Inc.
- © 2014, Blackboard, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.