It isn't even free 1/5
It makes you pay 1.99 to use the app.
Is okay app 2/5
It needs an big update.
To be full HD in the iPhone or iPad....
An easier access, user friendly...
Compatible with iOS 10+ 64 bits...
That are just some main things
Waste of time, money, and efforts 1/5
By Disappointed Grad Student
Don't pay for this app. It doesn't open half the time and the other half it doesn't load content.
Update the app!! 1/5
I like that I can use discussion board & view my course docs etc. but the updates to my phone are irritating to receive when they're over a week old. & won't stop popping up! I've deleted and reinstalled the app. Hopefully it works better, or someone fixes this bug. & I'm not paying for anything what are you guys talking about?
Update your app. 1/5
This app has never ever worked properly, even when it first came out. It has not been updated is so long that my phone now tells me that the publisher needs to update the app or it will slow down my iPhone. This is the most unreliable app in the history of apps. What makes it even worse is that sometimes getting on the blackboard app is crucial. I can open the app, and in time it takes for anything to even pop up, I could open my backpack, boot up my computer, check my emails, and then go to blackboard before the app would ever even load the home page. This app should embarrass the blackboard company. If it was possible I would give it a zero star rating.
We need Support for iPhone 6 plus! 3/5
The app itself is okay. I like the fact that I can view assignments and grades using the app. It does have a few bugs that need to killed.
Doesn't work 1/5
I used to be able to log in, however suddenly it will not accept my username and password, both of which i'm certain i'm entering correctly and both of which work on a computer or in safari. My friends are having the same problem. It was slow and crashed a lot when i was able to use it at all. Hire people who can actually write code please.
Course Mail 1/5
It's an extremely important part of online classes. The fact that I paid for the lifetime app, and have to re login on a minimal browser just to check course mail, is ridiculous. Why is course mail not part of the app itself?
Doesn't work at all 1/5
Mine doesn't work at all. Can't open any sessions of my class. Garbage app. I would give it 0 star if it was an option.
No support, doesn't work as it should 1/5
No updates since Sept, 2014, thats nearly 2 and a half years ago. Recently it has lost all functionality for me just hangs and attempts to load with nothing actually happening. I just use chrome browser now.
Never loads 1/5
If this app would actually load maybe I could rate it.
Terrible app 1/5
The need for this app is huge, but it is terrible and is in need of an update. Account will not sign in properly even when on perfect internet connection and forces you to restart the app. App will also crash when attempting to pull documents. Please Devs, update this, many students rely on your software.
Ios 10.3 update 5/5
Hello guys my name is Abdullah and I have a problem with your app, the problem is that it's not updated to 64-bit artitucter and my slow my device, also next ios versions will not run your app, we use your app a lot please update it
App inútil 1/5
Es extremadamente lenta!
App needs to be updated 1/5
Apple's dropping support for 32 bit apps soon, and this app won't work if not updated
Thank God I Didn't Have to Pay for This 1/5
My school subscribes to Black Board but it's just awful. Things don't load frequently, it crashes too often, and the interface is clunky, stupid, and difficult to navigate. My tuition money would be put to better use on other things than this fifth-rate app. Words cannot describe how much a freaking hate this app.
Update the app 1/5
BlackBoard needs to update the app.
Needs to be updated 1/5
I can't get the app to work on my iPhone 7 at all. Please update the app to be comparable with the latest iOS.
ERROR.. 😤 1/5
Deleting this and using full version in safari
Too many errors this semester!! Nothing opens and is causing me much stress.
It slows down my IPad 1/5
It crashes too much. I keep on getting notifications that the app will slow down my iPad and that it needs an update. Please fix.
Needs update 1/5
By The Lobby is awesome
This app really needs an update. Until it gets one it's not really worth having.
Aren't universities paying you enough? 1/5
By OH PEA
This hasn't been updated in years. Did your app developers die?
Needs an update 1/5
Assignments don't upload signs me out all the time and very slow
By Captain Of Misfits
The app is useless. And then it asks you to pay for its uselessness. Nope. Rather use the actual site. This app is not worth $2.00 just to waste time not loading updates.
This could be helpful, but it constantly closes and times out randomly. I've had to reinstall several times. Blackboard is bad, so it's not shocking that the app is terrible, too.
Needs to be better to be useful 1/5
Very clunky and not enough features implemented. Not customizable whereas I cannot easily move current courses into an easy view. It shows a list of every course I ever taught with no way of hiding courses no longer relevant.
I do like that the announcements go out to my students that have the option select in their mobile app.
I needed to deploy a kaltura video to a course and could not do it
I am not sure how they can make this app better. I feel it needs to be rebuilt from the beginning.
Not as useful as it could be
If I could give it 0 stars, I would 1/5
For such a big company, you would expect they could make a simple mobile app that works. The glitches are unbearable.
Doesn't work 1/5
The app freezes and crashes when I try to select my school.
Worst app on my phone 1/5
•forces me to log in every time I back out of a page
•insanely long load times for small documents
Don't get this if you don't have to
Nothing ever works properly, it's extremely annoying. You'd think over the years these many bugs would be fixed but nah. Terrible!!!
Needs a makeover 3/5
Really useful to have access to grades and announcements on mobile for reference, definitely need to use the real version on a computer for any serious work. Overall the app is in need of a full makeover
Update this app!!! PLEASE!! 1/5
This app used to be great, but now it's slow!! This app can be so much better!! It hasn't been updated in years!!
By Vale dish
This app does not work. Can't get past the main screen
Needs update 3/5
The app is fine and easy to use but recently I have been getting double notifications about grades and assignments. Please fix thanks
I'd prefer to give it zero stars. Some things work sometimes and then stop. Suddenly I couldn't even get logged into the app. The "support" people told me to delete the app, clear cache & reinstall, which didn't work, so they told me to do the same thing again. Then they told me to change my password, no thanks. It works fine on the computer where I need it to work the app is way too unpredictable & unreliable for me to change anything on my account for the app. More frustrating then helpful. Awful, just awful. Don't waste your time or space.
I hate school 1/5
But I get my homework tho
This app is completely incompatible with 64 bit processing and iOS 10 so it crashes constantly so there's really no connivence here it's just more of a hassle
Somewhat helpful but kills iPhone speed 2/5
The app was slightly useful if just checking on classes. If you were wanting to do anything useful in the classroom use the computer.
However, I just deleted it because my iPhone was running super slow. Turns out it's this outdated app that has yet to be updated for the current IOS speed. My phone is working again at lightening speed since deleting the app.
If update in the future I would use again but not worth the slight convenience for a major inconvenience on my phone.
Just not there when I needed functionality 2/5
By English Tim
At the least opportune moment, the app chose to flop on me and it has done so a number of times. It has caused me to have little confidence I. It's reliability in general as a homework retrieval and submission platform.. frustrated that the bugs of a very large and significantly used program does not have better auto pilot tech support. I'm relative amateur in blackboard as it is, so consistency and operation of the app, and desktop versions are crucial to my success ...thank you.
UPDATE PLEASE 3/5
By Moes gal
Can this app be updated is slowing down my phone.
Works well enough for me 4/5
I use this app on an iPhone 6s and iPad mini, both on iOS 10.2, and it does its job. I do not use the discussion board functions as do some of the other reviewers, but the app fits my purpose as it opens .doc, .ppt, and .pdf files that my professors upload pretty smoothly. For the bigger files, I've found that I'd have to reload several times before I could actually view them. Otherwise, I've run into no issues in particular.
app crashes alot 1/5
please fix the bugs
It's good for what it is. It really just needs to be updated. It's slow when loading but once it loads, it is fine.
Awesome! You get notifications as soon as an assignment is posted. Also, you can open documents right from the app! I really recommend it if you are taking online classes. This app will keep you up to date on your assignments.
I saw some bad rating, but I still wanted to try it and I think it is just perfect.
Crashes on open 1/5
Crashes when I try to open it. Tried reinstalling. Iphone 7 plus on 10.1.1
I hate this. 1/5
This app is useless! It's been pending an update for about a month. I cannot update it, nor will it let me delete it. I was low on my iCloud storage, upgraded and it is STILL pending a download. I no longer need it as we switched from BB to canvas (canvas app is rad btw) and it just sits there, not allowing me to do anything. Grrrr!!! 😡
Convenient....... when you can get logged on to it. 2/5
This app has the potential to be very useful and give a snapshot of the site for quick communication and reference when you aren't near a computer. I love the notifications and I use that as a prompt to go sign in to the full web page when needed. If I didn't have to refresh or most of the time just delete the app and start over so much it would be a great app.
At least I can check my grades 2/5
By Wendy Monroe
Blackboard could be the coolest and more useful thing if we could finally do our assignments on our smartphones.
Not updated since 2014 1/5
By JP Mears
This app hasn't been updated since 2014 and isn't even compatible with the newer 64-it systems which is why you get the "this app may slow down your iPad" message. These guys are a huge company, there's no reason why they can't update the app!
Just like Blackboard in general, this app is extremely frustrating and rarely works correctly. The most recent issue I have faced is the app not acknowledging my username and password.