Change the initial description of this app! 1/5
By Liz in Virginia
You would not have so many frustrated reviewers (all college level Blackboard users) if you explained in the initial app description that this app is for your K-12 product. Also, the app logo for this product is too similar to the former Bb Learn app logo — it tricked me, for sure. And the stupid cartoon pencil logo seems too juvenile for the college level B.B. Learn app. They should be reversed; it would make more intuitive sense and cause less confusion. Did someone not think that through?
One star is too high a rating 1/5
As usual with anything created and maintained by Blackboard, this app is trash. It doesn't work. Do not waste your time downloading it.
Don’t waste your time this doesn’t even let you log on. Waste of space and time.
Don’t even try 1/5
Don’t try it. Junk
More worthless Blackboard junk 1/5
This app and Instructor have no value other than if you wish to waste space on your iPad. As an instructor, I can’t log in to this one (moodle account, seriously?) and when I get into Instructor, there is no way to grade student submissions. To top it off, due to their dependence on Box, it is much harder to grade submissions in Blackboard online in Safari, Firefox, etc. Drawing tools are gone, text tool is gone, piece of garbage. If you are considering Blackboard for your school, forget it, get Canvas instead. I use it at another school and it actually works and the interface makes sense!
Site address?? 1/5
Soooo yeah I’m so glad I downloaded and wasted a bunch of time trying to get this to work.....it didn’t....thanks!!
Needs Updated 1/5
Does not work with current version of iOS. Hasn’t for months. Not conducive for students that rely on this.
does not work with iOS 11 and up 1/5
went to get this app and saw all the poor reviews, so i checked my school’s app link. get the app that’s just “Blackboard” as this one doesn’t support iOS 11 and later, but that one does!
Completely non functional 1/5
I am a professor and enjoyed using the app in the past. However, with this new, updated app, the app asks for a url link and when I provide it, I get an error message. This renders the app entirely useless. Please remedy this so that professors and their students can use this app again.
can't even use 1/5
doesn't recognize school url. pointless waste
In its purest, least diluted form, this app is a piping hot pile of excrement. Why they had to redesign an already underperforming app into something entirely dysfunctional in every sense with fake 5 star reviews is beyond me. Pitiful.
Couldn't even log in 1/5
Pretty terrible when you can even log in. There's no explanation of what the heck they are asking for or where to find that information. My professors will not know what the heck I'm taking about if I what the moodle is. It's a joke. Immediately deleted. An app for BB would be so helpful! Disappointed it doesn't exsist
Total Garbage 1/5
By Modern Simp
I’ve used blackboard for the past three years, as my school has 100% of their online and offline classes required to use a mobile connected site. To me, Blackboard has always been a useful tool, however that stopped entirely when I downloaded iOS 11, and the original Blackboard App didn’t function anymore. It would seem that the Blackboard group just doesn’t care about their product, as the new “blackboard” app is one of the most convoluted piece of trash I’ve had to deal with. The landing page tells you to put in your school’s class’ URL, but only if it uses this weird Moodle site. WELL, as it turns out, MOST SCHOOLS DON’T use that Moodle site. Follow that rabbit hole regardless, in your attempts to TRY to get your blackboard to work, and you’ll get moodle’s troubleshooting page. Their “solution” is to have us, as students, talk to the network administrators of our schools to have the ENTIRE SCHOOL SYSTEM rewritten to be compatible with the Moodle site. Now, call me crazy, but I do not believe that my and MANY OTHERS’ schools are going to entirely rewrite their webpages just to appease the update of one app. BLACKBOARD, IF YOUR CORPORATE SHILLS READ REVIEWS, YOU SCREWED UP BAD. Just PORT the old app to be compatible with iOS 11, or drop the Moodle trash and make your app easier to mesh itself to the multitude of schools who use it- don’t expect all these instructions to bend over backwards for your trash product. Lastly, again, I say all this out of a place of frustration having been a user for a number of years- this is currently making my life harder as this semester I’ve gone fully online with my classes, and now I can’t use the app at work- I’ve got to load a webpage and deal with the webpage version of Blackboard (buggy on mobile) to try to read my assignments. Whoever wrote the 5/5 review is obviously a paid reviewer, or otherwise a member of their team who’ve taken it upon themselves to write a good review. It’s depressing and terrible what’s gone down with the “new blackboard app”.
Bring back the old app! 1/5
By The One Called RJ
This new Blackboard app doesn’t work for me here at William Paterson University of New Jersey. Can you, the developer, please just make the old B.B. app compatible with iOS 11? The mobile app is beneficial to me as a student.
Can’t even find help in Blackboard Help 1/5
I tried to search for “site address” on Blackboard Help site & couldn’t find any information. This is hilarious. In this competitive market, how can you be taken seriously if you release an app that nobody can use?
I use this daily and now I can’t access it because you guys are asking for a URL. Nobody uses that. Can you please fix this? So frustrating.
If I could give zero stars, I would 1/5
Why oh why did you do this? New app is terrible! It asks for My course URL. I'm the instructor and I don't even know this! You think students will know it? So frustrated.
Used to be great 1/5
The app worked great until the IOS update. This app requires something I cant even find. Please fix this.
By Prof Igor
Downloaded this app to use with my college's Bb site. The old version used to work fine. Now it will not connect, and the help refers just to Moodle.
What happened? 1/5
I used the app before daily. I can’t even find my school on this one. Please do something. I bought an ipad to use for school and since the update to ISO11 I can’t do anything with this. Please fix. Thanks so much! I have faith in you guys!
Horrible...fix it please. 1/5
What a crappy replacement for an app that I actually paid for and used daily...very disappointed.
Disappointing replacement for BB Mobile 2/5
By Whereupon Grimble
BB Mobile, for setup, allowed you to search for your school, then log in.
This app requires some arcane URL for the school’s mobile classroom, something most will not have readily handy.
Why the change? Why not keep it easy for your users?
App has not been updated for iOS 11 1/5
App is totally useless now. Please update!!!
By YT: IPIE9uY
Great app 5/5
Provides awesome interactive offline access. I can get my assignments before I leave school and work on them anywhere.