3 yrs since last update 1/5
The app used to be great during my freshman year of college. It has not been updated in 3 years. Getting anything to open is a pain. You're better off using your browser to go on blackboard.
By KM Neil
Most of my assignments won't load, and the ones that will have no sound. I don't always have access to a computer when I'm at work, so I got excited that there was a mobile app. Wrong! I can't get anything done. I was reading the description about the app and nothing has been updated since 2014. If they're not going to keep up with it, it doesn't need to be an option. 😡
Won't show final grade 3/5
The app works ok but it doesn't show the final letter grade for classes even though they have been posted. It's really annoying because all of the individual assignment grades post. Please fix this!
A truly horrible app that NEVER works.
Terrible app 1/5
App closes by itself. Logs me out randomly. Doesn't open most documents. Lots of glitches. Overall needs a lot of fixing.
Needs updated! 2/5
This app is only good for viewing files in the class. Every-time I open it, there is a notice that it won't work with my phone, Bc they need to update the app.
UPDATE NEEDED 1/5
UPDATE THIS MY PHONE KEEPS ON SAYING THE APP ISN'T COMPATIBLE, HOW YOU EXPECT ME TO KEEP UP WITH MY WORK B? YALL SLACKING LIKE S**T
Needs to a major update! 2/5
I constantly have to refresh or close out the app and reopen it for anything to even show up on the screen. I get constant notifications saying I have been added to classes(that I am not enrolled in) and when I open the app or look on a desktop the class is nowhere. The only good part is getting notifications about grades and assignments being posted. Everything else is basically irrelevant on the app. For so many people to be using blackboard you would think they would make a decent app.
By Only me?
The app needs to be updated
Stuff doesnt open right
Discussion boards dont show
Quizzes cant be taken online
They should add touch ID when logging in
The layout of the app is good though and its user friendly in that sense
The person that made this app must be a freshman! It rarely opens anything. When it does open it's incredibly slow, and now apparently it won't work with future versions of IOS and needs an update. Unfortunately, I have never seen an update for this app so whoever made it must have failed out and forgot about the app... don't waste your time.
Please update 1/5
Update the app!!
Needs to be updated 1/5
The app needs to be updated because it won't work with current or future iOS updates. They need to develop something faster because the documents take forever and a day to load.
No access to grades. Continually signs you out.
Needs updates 1/5
This app is used by myself and many of my peers. It would be very beneficial for this app to be updated since it hasn't been updated since 2014. Has problems opening documents and loading various screens.
This app is completely useless to me as a student! I can't go directly to my notifications, grades, or open anything easily. This app needs to have the ease of navigation just like the online platform. Blackboard has so much potential but they're never willing to make things better for the students.
Please update the app. Last update was in 2014. It's 2017 for God's sake. IPhone keeps telling me to update.
App has come a long way 5/5
Recent updates have made this app much better. I'm really enjoying its ease of use.
Don't know why there are so many bad reviews 5/5
I prefer the desktop to the app but this accomplishes all my needs.
When are you going to release a new update?
This app is terrible. Never loads
Just horrible 1/5
For an app that's the only option for one of the biggest education platforms, it's outdated trash. It would be nice if it were at the very least updated for the bigger screen iPhones introduced THREE years ago, but they can't even do that.
Nothing loads consistently 1/5
You have to keep restarting the app through multitasking because sometimes files and folders never load..
Has never worked on my phone. I keep waiting for an update that will actually be useful. The only thing that works are the notifications, which are useless because once you get a notification, you can't even view it in full.
Complete and utter garbage.
Ok app 2/5
Great app, needs a major update!!!!
Bad app 2/5
By alex cowan
Very bad app. Effects are annoying. Needs to be trashed and redone honestly
Update Needed 1/5
Too many colleges and universities use this software for it to be this out of date. This app needs some serious attention.
Works great for me 5/5
For some reason on iPhone I cannot open any course links and look at documents, no matter what browser. This app works great for the course documents. Have some trouble staying signed on though but it's no problem to just sign in and out each time.
Very difficult to navigate. 1/5
By iPhone iConnoisseur
The app is difficult to navigate. Even though it gives the impression of mobility it is far from that. Many times, I get the standard web page to the school verses a mobile version. I don't think the web pages were coded with mobile in mind. Better to just use your computer and save this for emergency only.
Can we get an update ? 1/5
No updates since sept 2014 , I mean come on.
Won't Even Log In 1/5
I was so excited to have an app for blackboard, but it has proven to be almost useless. I have to log back in almost every time I open the app whereas friends I have tell me it keeps them logged in 24/7. You can't take the quizzes successfully on it. Nothing ever wants to load as far as documents that have been uploaded from instructors. I sometimes have to restart my app up to TEN times just to load something. It's ridiculous.
UPDATE: I haven't been able to use BB App ALL SEMESTER! When I type my login information it freaks out and won't go past that page.
Does not work with iPad Pro 1/5
Whoever is responsible for the optimization of this app NEEDS to be fired. I'm currently having to drive to the library to submit an assignment because the app repeatedly crashes regardless or refreshes/restarts/reinstallations. This is Inexcusable. I rely on this service for my future... for gods sake.
Needs update 1/5
It will be useless very soon without a proper update.
Waste of money 1/5
Download is free, but have to pay once it's opened. After a couple of months of use, the app kicked me out, and is not allowing me to sign back in. Works on my pc, but not on here.
Absolutely useless 1/5
By Rahaf TOHOSHINKI
Don't even waste your time downloading this app. All my colleagues downloaded the app and they faced the same problems that I faced. It never worked properly. It doesn't open the discussion board, lectures, learning materials, course, or even grades. Plus it kicks you out of the app most of the times. FIX YOUR BLOODY APP.
Literally doesn't function most of the time, doesn't save your password, and is impossible to navigate. Save yourself some time and open it in safari on your phone. This is a trash app
This app is in desperate need of an update. You even receive a warning when installing that the app may slow down your device.
It saves your password
It actually displays your classes
It can save time if you have already logged in to see what will load for your classes. For example, you want to access a syllabus quickly and not go through the browser? You can log in and see if the syllabus is even accessible through the app and if it is then I guess it does make it faster than using a different browser.
Doesn't have many uses
Speed is slow
When you try to load a document it usually won't load so you have to press back and select the document again, and then repeat this step until it loads.
Doesn't display everything that is actually posted by professor; your grades don't all load on the app. You can easily go to your browser and use the blackboard website, which does load all your grades and documents.
By Jonnhy cover
Would be a great app if they would just update it to today's software, can't even use it now.
Needs to be updated terribly!! 1/5
Not being able to view power points, word documents, my grades, or my classes disappearing then reenrolling me in them is getting old!!!!
App needs to be updated 1/5
I've used this app for a while for school and it's ok for certain things, but it's not something I can use for all or even most of my school work. Most of what I can do is read the course material for the week and check to see if something was graded. I can't write anything and certain documents never load. Unfortunately, it's the only app option for my school.
The biggest problem now is when I open the app a message appears that says the app needs to be updated, the app may make my iPad run slower, and the app is not compatible with some iPad features. Not sure what features, but it's frustrating that the company that made this app doesn't seem to care if it can actually be used. It's like they just want to say they have an app instead of having an app that students can actually use.
This app works well with getting messages and updates when my professors post labs and lecture notes. It seems to fail with homework, I haven't had to use other feature yet so no comment to that. its hard to navigate.
Its just frustrating right now cause my homework assignment says i have 199 problems and it wont let me select multiple answers. The coding seems to be off as well when equations are used in the problem sets.
With how mandatory this platform is for my school i would think it would be in tiptop shape. Which its not.
Stuck in the Stone Age 1/5
By Hummm baby
The last update was 2014... this app is slower than dial up
Why cant blackboard produce any modern software? I feel like everything they do was creating. In the 90's and hasn't updated since but since they're entrenched there's no switching. This software actively interferes with my learning and it's so disappointing especially in 2017. Make better software that actually helps students get the content they need on the website and on mobile. Please I am begging I have no other choice than to use this software and it's so frustrating.
Close but no cigar 2/5
This app regularly freezes in crashes. I'm currently using it on my iPhone 6. It works better on my iPad, but still freezes and crashes randomly.
Needs an update 1/5
This app really needs an update in order to keep working properly with updated iPhones.
Needs an update asap!! 2/5
Needs an update asap!!
Works for me 4/5
I have used the app for the past 3 years. I like it as a quick way to check documents/grades things of that nature. I have an iPhone and don't have issues opening documents at all.
Overall, it's a great app. Room for improvement? Sure. However, keep in mind this app isn't suppose to take the place of the desktop version- you'll still need to submit documents/take quizzes/post DB's from your computer.
Extremely slow 1/5
This app is just awful.
The developer of this application needs to update it. It sometimes takes too long to login. The application will not be compatible with future versions of IOS if it is not updated.