I wish they actually took the time to make a good app considering how important blackboard is to students who goto colleges that use it. The app is very slow and inconsistent. You will get frustrated with it very frequently
Please make it so that I don't have to log in every time I open the app.
What happene 1/5
This app was good. Now it does not let me even log in on my iPad. Does not let me even place the cursor on login.
The looks of it the IT people developers are not responding..
The app is always stuck on the “Accept cookies” pop up so I can’t log in.
BlackBoard With Apple Airpods 3/5
Not working well with Apple Airpods
Useful app gone wrong 2/5
By Under Cuva' Brutha'
I was happy when the mobile Blackboard app came out. I am a 100% online student and I often am not able to get home in time to make the chat sessions for my classes. I find the chat very valuable and though the chat had many areas that needed improvement I was able to fairly reliably attend the chat session on the go. I went to do the chat for tonight’s class and have found an update they have made to render this functionality useless.
I get a “unknown 0 is not supported” error with text below saying to use Firefox or Chrome.
I understand they may be making improvements that require compatible browsers but you should at least check and make sure that it works with your own app.
Very disappointed. Fix this issue and the app would be a four star.
Please fix this app. I depend on it to get course work done.
App is nice but needs work for the iPad to iPhone to web experience 4/5
I have to use the app as my school requires me to for any kind of distance learning or just storing files from classes and assignments for classes.
It’s decently easy to use on the web interface, but that iOS and iPad interface have functions to be desired. It’s somewhat difficult to navigate on the iPad and Iphone interfaces. Sometimes I can’t find a particular discussion thread when it’s posted in the main news area. Meaning that the title is there but I can’t click on it to go to it, and it’s very difficult if not impossible to get there without that.
Only opening safari page 1/5
Before I could access the mobile version but now when i sign in I can only access the Safari version or desktop version of the page.
Does not work as an app 1/5
When I open the app, I'm forced to do a web login for my school which just takes me to the blackboard website. I preferred the app when it worked like an app and not a browser. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the app and still have the same issue. Not sure what happened
Needs better communication 1/5
It would be nice if we could write our participation from the app. As well as write a private message to our instructor.
SCREW THIS APP 1/5
This app makes bb 1000000% harder to access. It doesnt open to a home page. It doesn’t allow me to press certain options. It honestly makes doing homework and checking grades SO MUCH HARDER!!!!! FIX THE STUPID APP
Don’t update!! 1/5
Help!! Since I updated yesterday it will only stay connected for about 20 seconds at a time then it makes me enter my password! I can’t listen to my lectures because it keeps stopping!! Please fix this!!!!!
Needs work 3/5
App does not update in real time and functionality leaves more to be desired. I just use the desktop to save the headache.
This app used to notify me when grades were posted but ever since the update it will not notify of my grade or anything else. Please fix your problems with the recent update
This app doesn’t send notifications for messages or when grades are submitted.
It’s not very good. 1/5
Compared to Canvas this app is lacking basic functionality. It’s understandable considering possible backdoors and exploits but checking grades is less than impressive and lacks blackboards 1990’s desktop interface with means, and median test scores. If this was 2008 the app would be awesome.....
Easy to navigate 5/5
Unable to log in 1/5
My first set of classes the app worked great. Now I’m not even able to log in, please fix this
Content not loading, no support for app 1/5
I have no content on the app for several modules of a course. Sometimes this app works reasonably well. But it also doesn’t allow you to download PDFs to Gdrive. You can try to use it, but you’ll probably need, at some point, to just use the mobile site and save yourself the frustration.
Won’t work 1/5
I haven’t been able to log in for days. I can’t find a help chat to get assistance. My university said they don’t handle the app. The app says issues contact the university. I put in my info and it won’t let me hit log in. It just doesn’t work. I have been using it for months. Your help page doesn’t give you an online chat or email to reach out too
Helps me keep up with deadlines 5/5
This app helps me keep up with deadlines and announcements in my classes.
So convenient! 5/5
I'm doing my online classes through Ottawa University and having this app is so convenient. I can check my grades and also reply in our discussions! I love this app!
Great App! 5/5
This app is great and makes it so easy to keep up with my classes!
Needs update 1/5
Since the last update I have to sign into my third party every single time I want to access my blackboard. Before this wasn’t an issue, please fix
I received multiple 0s on my courses because the files that I uploaded with this app showed up as blanks.
Slow, doesn’t give any notifications.
nice app to keep up with your grades and class postings
Can’t login 1/5
Can’t login to the app anymore. Just takes me to my school’s website in the app.
Awesome app! 5/5
I absolutely love how convenient and easy to access this app has been. I have been using this app for a while and I do admit that there were technical issues before that they have clearly improved. This app is so convenient to get alerts/notifications on your phone without having to log in on a laptop or desktop. You can also filter the courses that you want present so it doesn’t show up past courses. If your school uses the platform Blackboard, I definitely recommend this app.
Late notifications 4/5
Lately I’ve been receiving updates from my classes at least 10 hours after it’s been posted. not sure if it’s an issue in the app or my notif system, if there is a way to able notifications on blackboard please let me know..(:
Please Fix. 1/5
What did you guys do!? The app starts out like it does on pc platform. Then it takes a few minutes to transfer to cell phone platform. Not convenient. Very Frustrating. Please fix.
Good, but some suggestions 4/5
By i 'm gay
Links should work in course descriptions, and full multitask support for the iPad Pro 2018.
Logging In 1/5
By Fazbear lover
Why won’t the app keep me logged in? I am constantly re-entering all of my information just to take a quick peek at my grades or assignment reminder. Aggravating!
I don’t like the fact that it logs you out after some time.
Some things work. 2/5
I like the concept but 2/3rds of the videos don’t work on the app. I don’t know whose fault it is but no one can fix it. Katura, the professors, the IT department and blackboard all blame each other. Some classes all the videos work. Not sure how they are uploading their videos. Wish someone stepped up to fix the problem.
Horrible school app 1/5
Horrible app. Hard to navigate and can’t save drafts for replies and responses needed.
A overloaded process that need more time each course to get to known how to use it 1/5
Not clear cut, not good to students, no one including instructors say it is good compare with the previous program . Like to make it customer friendly.
Terrible update 1/5
The update requires me to sign in with email and password every time I open the app. Horrible version
Not user friendly 1/5
By 012572$ hahchanfud
There is so much stuff going on in this app it’s not funny anymore...
Bad Review 1/5
Worst program I’ve used , it’s not the best decision that Phoenix made , its worst than the program UOP had before using the blackboard. I’ve been with UOP for over 20 years and the program has failed me a lot of times during class ...
messed up with the update 1/5
It needs to be optimized for the app. It used to be good but now after the new login update, it is pain to use it on mobile.
By Danne Mab
Be Aware: 2/5
As of June 2019, the app no longer works with my current university’s blackboard system. It was updated to a newer version and the app no longer recognizes this. I don’t know the specifics, all I know is that I can no longer log in so that the app would work.
Horrible Product. 1/5
This platform is horrible. The app is just as confusing as the website. The interface with publishers content such as McGraw-Hill is very unstable. I was informed my University switched to Blackboard to save money. Now I can see where the cost savings came from. I will not be continuing on to Grad School at my University partly because of this “Cost Saving” decision.
This app has saved me a lot of times, because I’m not always at home, so the option to do homework at work it’s really nice because I don’t always carry the laptop with me.
worst grading website there is 1/5
i use this website for my grades but when i try and log in or even see if my college institution has this nothing comes up. DONT EVER USE THIS
Sign in is a pain. Why do I have to sign in to an app. There’s more security lockdown here than any other app, unnecessarily. Easier sign in with more features through a web browser.
Used to be better 4/5
By User A Rios
I downloaded this app on my iPhone and now I’m having to long into blackboard EVERY TIME I want to use it on my iPad. Also on the iPad it gives me the web version not the mobile friendly version i used to see. However, on the iPhone I can see everything clearly. I dont understand how it changed on me?
Need a UI Designer 1/5
The app is somewhat better than Blackboard’s god awful browser interface. They really need to hire a UI designer and pay them well. I don’t know how this UI got approved by anyone. I hate having to use this company for my entire grad school experience that I am literally signed in to my husband’s iTunes acct just express how NOT user friendly this experience is. They are no doubt making a killing off of my school and have them locked into a multi-year contract. Windows 95 called, they want their accordion style folder organization back. Absolute garbage.