Name: Blackboard Instructor 2.2

Date Updated: October 29, 2018

Improvements in this release

Bug fixes.

    Requirements

    Blackboard Instructor App Requirements
    Requirement Description
    Blackboard Learn Minimum Versions Q4 2017 | Q2 2018 | Q4 2018 or Blackboard Learn SaaS*

    *The Blackboard Instructor app functions in a limited capacity on older Blackboard Learn releases.  Some features may not be available or fully functional on these releases: October 2014 | Q4 2015 | Q2 2016 | Q4 2016 | Q2 2017

    Mobile Web Services Building Block

    Check which Mobile Web Services Building Block version (available in English and Spanish only) is appropriate for your Blackboard Learn implementation.

    Blackboard recommends using version 94.9.5+ of the Mobile Web Services Building Block to ensure the best experience with the Blackboard app. The Mobile Web Services Building Block must be activated and registered with the Mobile Central Service to use the Blackboard app. To learn more, see Release Notes for Mobile Web Services (available in English and Spanish only).

    Mobile Web Services Building Block 94.9.6 is required for versions prior to Q4 2015.

    Device OS iOS 9.0+

    Android 4.2+

    Markets and verticals

    Blackboard Instructor is available in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and parts of the Asia pacific region. The app is available to NAHE, ProEd, and K-12 clients for iOS and Android.

    Description

    Blackboard Instructor is a mobile app that enables instructors to view course content, grade assignments, connect with students in discussions, and interact with their classes in Blackboard Collaborate. Users see all their current courses where they're enrolled as an instructor, TA, course builder, or other custom role.

    Note from Product Management

    In 2018, we are thinking about and developing our teaching and learning products toward the greater good of a holistic, next generation digital learning environment through the lens of three critical, unifying product themes: academic effectiveness, learner engagement, and education insight. By focusing on these themes, we will unify the development of our products to empower excellence in teaching and learning, inspire genuine interest, attention, and interaction in the learning process, and enable continuous improvement through accurate and deep understanding of the teaching and learning process.

    In this release we focused our development and design update on academic effectiveness.

      Features

      See the Blackboard Instructor feature guide for a list of tools and capabilities in the app.

      Additional notes for administrators:

      Language support

      The language of the app comes from the device's operating system, not the Blackboard Learn language preference. Language settings affect the app interface, but not course content.

      • Arabic
      • Bulgarian
      • Catalan
      • Czech
      • Danish
      • Dutch
      • Finnish
      • French
      • German
      • Hebrew
      • Italian
      • Irish
      • Japanese
      • Korean
      • Malay
      • Maori
      • Norwegian
      • Nynorsk
      • Polish
      • Portuguese (Brazil)
      • Portuguese (Portugal)
      • Russian
      • Simplified Chinese
      • Spanish
      • Swedish
      • Thai
      • Traditional Chinese
      • Turkish
      • UK English
      • US English
      • Vietnamese
      • Welsh

      Dependencies

      • Blackboard recommends using version 94.9.5+ of the Mobile Web Services building block to ensure the best experience with Blackboard Instructor. The Mobile Web Services building block must be activated and registered with the Mobile Central Service to use Blackboard Instructor. To learn more, see Release Notes for Mobile Web Services (available in English only).

      • Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS).

      App installation

      Instructors can follow these steps to download and install the Blackboard Instructor app.

        1. From your device, access the appropriate online store.
        2. Search for Blackboard Instructor.
        3. Install the app on your mobile device.
        4. Open Blackboard Instructor and search for the full name of your institution.

          If you’re unable to find your institution, try modifying your search. If your school is part of a larger institution or district, try searching for that name instead.

        5. Log in with your Blackboard Learn username and password. These are the same credentials you use to access your Blackboard courses on a computer.

        Learn more

        If you have questions, please reach out to our Client Support team on Behind the Blackboard (available in English only).


        Statements about future development

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