Blackboard Instructor – New Mobile App Available!

Blackboard recently announced the availability of a new mobile app, designed specifically for instructors.  The new app, named “Blackboard Instructor”, is compatible with HuskyCT and available for iOS 9.0+ and Android 4.2+.

Blackboard Instructor makes it easy for instructors to collaborate with students on the go!

Currently, the app supports the following features:

  • View courses for available terms
  • Preview course items, assignments, and tests (includes a student preview and major settings – view only)
  • Create and participate in discussions
  • Create a send announcements
  • Interact with your class in Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard plans to update the app continuously via monthly releases.  Some of the upcoming new features planned for release in 2017/18 include:

  • Assignment grading (limited at first), including inline preview and annotations
  • Managing content settings (e.g. Availability, Due Dates, etc.)

For those instructors looking for grading functionality, Blackboard offers the Bb Grader app for iPad devices.

Help References:
Quick Start for Blackboard Instructor
Latest Features and Detailed Product Information
Best Practices for Mobile-Friendly Courses