What's New in Blackboard Instructor

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    Find out about latest updates in Blackboard Instructor.

    Version 1.6

    Release date: January 29, 2018

    You can now download course files and view them offline when you have limited or no internet connectivity.

    User help for the offline content feature

    We also fixed some bugs in this release.

    Version 1.5

    Release date: December 28, 2017

    Like the Blackboard app? Be sure to leave a review! This release includes an in-app prompt for optional user reviews. The prompt shows on the Courses list and Organizations list only after users have interacted with the app for a minimum time period. After users leave a review or dismiss the prompt, it doesn't show again.


    • Bug fixes and improvements


    • New discussion indicator: See which posts are new in discussions
    • Various bug fixes

    Version 1.4

    Release date: November 30, 2017

    We added support for organizations! For every organization where you’re a leader, you can access content, create announcements, and moderate discussions.

    Educators with custom roles in Blackboard Learn can now access their courses in the app.

    Organizations and custom role support require the Mobile Web Services Building Block version 94.9.8.

    Blackboard Instructor is now available on Windows devices. Collaborate isn't supported for Blackboard Instructor on Windows at this time.

    Version 1.3

    Release date: October 31, 2017

    Bug fixes on all platforms.

    Version 1.2

    Release date: October 9, 2017


    • New Discussion Indicator: See which posts are new in discussions
    • Bug fixes


    • New Discussion Indicator: See which posts are new in discussions
    • Resolves issue where some users may have experienced a crash when accessing their courses and assessments
    • Bug fixes

    Version 1.1

    Release date: September 4, 2017


    • Fixed issue that prevented users from expanding announcements with a large amount of text.
    • Resolved issue where participant count wasn’t updated when Collaborate participants left a session.


    • Resolved crash when loading a course for some users on Android 4.4.x.
    • Fixed issue that prevented printing large text files.

    Version 1.0

    Release date: July 20, 2017

    The initial release of Blackboard Instructor for iOS and Android is optimized for both tablets and phones. These features are included:

    • Access and view course tools and content
    • Preview assignments and tests
    • View and create course level announcements
    • Access discussion boards
    • Collaborate sessions