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.