When are you going to update the app? 2/5
I use this app on a constant basis for I am a full time college student. I feel it is slow, archaic, and hard to use. There is no fluidity and it is upsetting to say the least. Especially when there is no easy access to the class content. Please update this app.
This app is garbage 1/5
It appears that the developers simply did the bare minimum to take the normal Blackboard webpage and put it in an app form. At the same time, somehow, you don't have easy access to all the functionalities that you receive when going through a web portal. Additionally, it seems that the developers didn't stop to think for even a second about formatting. Because of this, it's almost impossible to use the message system. Oh, and forget about looking at the "Grade Center." If you're reading this review, chances are you have to use this app because you're a faculty member or a student and your high school/university uses Blackboard. So, this review is far less for you and far more to shame the people at Blackboard for putting in, what appear to be, zero effort in developing this app.
Needs to be optimized 2/5
The last update to this app was back in 2014 this app needs to be updated and optimized for newer technology. This is evident by the long load times and the fact that this app struggles to open some files.
App needs to be update. My university isn't even on there 🤦🏾♀️ bad app
Got a little better 4/5
This app needs to be updated 1/5
Please update this app, most of the functions don't work.
Doesn't even have my college. 1/5
Update badly needed 1/5
This version has not been updated since 2014! It no longer works withthe newer iOS.
Terrible App and Pathetic Company 1/5
The app is all but atrocious, it being buggy, slow as molasses, and it's downright terrible to operate it utilizing a UI that screams early 2000's! For a company that many colleges and university operate, their mobile applications are awful. The Play Store one is a bit better, but these applications need to be burned with fire.
App needs improvements 2/5
By Mikey T Ward
That app works ok but I think you could do more such as adding support for onedrive so I can pull the files directly from one cloud servus to another without having to physically download the file and do the same when we download files from blackbord to save to the computer. Please make this as a change to the desktop version of blackbird as well. Also can you make all blackboard test as mobile comparable and if it os not make it were the test would be blocked until the test that the instucter creates is mobile comparable compliant. Also make a update for 64 bit support as when iOS 11 comes out we will have issues using the app unless you do a emergency update within the next 90 days.
Don't know why everyone is complaining.. 4/5
The BB app is really useful. Yes it could be better but for what I use it for (announcements, alerts for when grades are posted, checking grades and reading/posting on discussion boards) the app is sufficient for those basic capabilities. If you really need to do real work like practice quizzes or anything like that you should log on to your computer and do it there. This app is obviously not designed for you to do all of your work right from your phone or tablet. BB should update their app more frequently (please) but until then this is fine for basic functions.
Please update!!! 2/5
It barely works! Also BB won't be supported by iOS 11, so it will become obsolete come fall 2017.
Next to useless 1/5
This app barely functions. Most documents won't open, discussions are almost unusable, and it looks like it hasn't been updated in ages. Its disappointing that students are only given pathetic half hearted tools like this with no choice or competition. The technology fee I pay on every class is wasted on this company.
Wish I could rate it 0 1/5
This app is terrible. Apple literally warns you that it will slow down your phone. Painfully slow, barely works. Do better Blackboard.
Love how easy it is to use, but needs an update 4/5
It keeps telling me that it won't work with the next version of iOS. Please update it so I can keep using it!
Unless this is updated, it will not work on future iOS.
Blackboard is great, this app is terrible 1/5
It never loads unless I refresh it multiple times, and even then I usually have to close out of the app and try again more than once. Right now, I can't even get the main page of blackboard to load. It freezes and glitches constantly, and many of the features are unusable. This app needs huge improvements to be functional.
PLEASE UPDATE 1/5
Again, please update this Application.
By Jack Nicolson
If it ever actually let's log in, it's still bad.
Please please update! 2/5
Please please update your app! I would like to use it until I graduate, however it's already slowing down. Please help college students!!!
Please make an update 2/5
This app won't be supported by iOS11 and even though it crashes so much right now it is pretty handy. What a shame :/
Please update the app for ios 11 compatibility 5/5
The developers of BB app should all be ashamed at how horrible this app is. Absolute waste of time.
App not getting updated 1/5
When opening the app a message pops up saying the app requires an update. However there is no update. The app hasn't been updated in a while.
Doesn't work 1/5
By Annoyed w new brats
The only thing you can do at first is find a school, which won't work for me. Why can't I just sign in?
Useless because of lack of updates 1/5
Won't load my classes or info because the app hasn't been updated to meet the current iOS. Totally useless as is.
Needs an update 1/5
Application has a lot of potential. Students are often looking for a means to access their courses with ease. However all this app does is time out, or display an arrow as if its loading but it's not. PLEASE ADDRESS!!!!
I wish I could rate it 0 stars 1/5
This is possibly the worst app I've ever used. Half of the time it simply doesn't load, and the other half, it crashes. Completely useless.
It's a shame that this company has such a monopoly on this service for college institutions, yet refuses to get with the times and create an app that actually works. I wish my college would switch to a better developer.
Dead horse 1/5
Literally don't have to say anything. This app does not work and hasn't been properly updated in years. Major university's use blackboard and yet my iPhone says their app is too old to work.
Needs a new update 2/5
With the latest OS , the app has yet to be updated. For a student this completely is unfortunate. Hopefully one happens soon.
Technical Difficulties 2/5
My password is correct on the website, but it says it is wrong on the mobile version
Love the App 4/5
Needs an update ASAP!!!! My stuff stopped working when I updated my iPhone. Great app though!
Needs some work. Half of the time, documents won't open and I have to restart the app.
Has potential 1/5
By unknown motive
This app has the potential to be really helpful to college students, but is filled with bugs and is super slow. It is barely useable, please update and make this app current/usable for students around the world!
Needs a serious update 3/5
Won't be supported in iOS 11 4/5
I got a message from AppStore stating this app won't be compatible with future iOS versions. You guys should consider upgrading to 64bit and renew the UI!
Won't load content 1/5
By Screen name 2015
Anytime I've tried using the app all I get is a spinning arrow. The content never loads.
But with potential. It'd be awesome if things were streamlined for mobile use.
So bad my college is dumping Blackboard altogether. 1/5
Really, as much money as is pumped into this program, you'd think it wouldn't be bad. Instead, it's ABSOLUTE TRASH! Whoever programmed this app should be ashamed.
The app needs to be updated! 3/5
I love using this app for my classes but I keep getting messages that if it is not updated then soon it will not be compatible with the device's software. For goodness sakes the last time it was updated was in 2014. PLEASE UPDATE THE SOFTWARE.
This app is only half way finished.. 2/5
Or so it seems... some links in the apps bring you where you want to go, but some bring you to pages that aren't formatted for mobile viewing. It's just like using safari, except you have to hit more buttons to get where you want to go.
Not dependable 1/5
Do not depend on this app. It consistently fails to load content. Stick with the browser version.
Will not even open blackboard anymore. Gives a mobile site version that isn't even usable. Clicking on a notification causes the app to freeze and become useless until the app is force closed. Desperately needs an update to make this app an actual tool.
Very bad outdated software 1/5
Login mania and you'll age significantly before getting anything done on it
Basically useless, needs a serious update. 1/5
Once upon a time, this app served its purpose, but now it is so far behind the new technology and operating systems that it is barely functional. Nothing loads for me anymore and it isn't properly synced with the desktop site. I really can't understand how the app for a platform so widely used can be so outdated.
Keeps saying it needs to be updated 1/5
As the title suggests it keeps saying I need to update but the app is up to date and most of the stuff documents and otherwise won't open. There's not even a use to the app at the moment because I end up having to get on a computer to access the materials.
Useless app. Very poorly made.
Please update 2/5
It can't be that hard...plus I keep getting warnings that if this app isn't updated, it won't work anymore. Many of us work on mobile devices...my iPad is almost as powerful as my Mac. Please update.
Can you guys finally make the app iOS 10 compatible???? 1/5
For the love of God......
Needs update 1/5
Not supported on iphone anymore