Find out about the latest updates in Blackboard Instructor. Administrators can get more details in the Blackboard Instructor Release Notes.

Version 2.2

Release date: October 29, 2018

This release includes bug fixes on iOS and Android.

Bug Fixes

Version 2.1.1

Release date: September 27, 2018


  • Fixes an issue that prevented access to discussions in the app for iOS 12 users.
iOS, Bug Fixes

Version 2.1

Release date: August 23, 2018


  • We expanded your cloud storage options by integrating Apple Files. Now you can choose from a variety of cloud storage providers when you upload media and files into courses.
  • Nynorsk language support.


  • Nynorsk language support
  • Bug fixes and improvements
New Features, iOS, Bug Fixes, Android

Version 2.0

Release date: July 5, 2018


The Blackboard Instructor app helps instructors and graders easily identify courses where they need to grade student submissions. They can review, annotate, and grade submissions and quickly publish the grades back to students.

The initial release of the app's grading feature is available for assignments in Original courses only. At this time, your institution needs Blackboard Learn SaaS. Users need devices running Android 4.2+ or iOS 9+.

Tool links

When instructors add tool links to Original courses, such as grades or announcements, users see the tool in the app instead of on a responsive web browser page.

Android enhancements

  • Enhanced support for viewing PDFs in the app
  • Improved pinch and zoom support for embedded documents in iFrames
  • YouTube videos can be viewed full-screen
New Features, Android

Version 1.9.1

Release date: May 20, 2018

Schools can provide a link to their institutional terms of use in the app if they are on a version of Learn that supports Blackboard Instructor 1.9.1+ and have properly configured a link to their institution’s terms of use. In the app, the link is found in Settings and at the bottom of the Blackboard Terms of Use acceptance policy shown at login.

New Features

Version 1.9

Release date: April 30, 2018

This release includes bug fixes and improvements on iOS and Android.

Bug Fixes

Version 1.8.1

Release date: April 17, 2018

This hotfix resolves extra padding issue in multiple tools introduced in newer versions of Blackboard Learn.

Bug Fixes

Version 1.8

Release date: April 2, 2018

Need to add media or files to a discussion while on the go? You can now attach files from your device or cloud storage to discussion posts. If you don’t see this feature immediately, don’t worry. We’re working with your institution to make it available.

More on discussions

We made some improvements for users on Android 8.0+.

New Features, Android, Updated Features

Version 1.7

Release date: March 1, 2018

Are you on the go and need to conduct a Collaborate Ultra session? Collaborate sessions are now listed inside of your courses! Tap the Collaborate tool, select the session, and instantly join the virtual classroom.

More on collaborating in the app

iPhone X users have an optimized experience in the Blackboard Instructor app.

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iOS, New Features

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.

New Features

Looking for older information?

Check out the Blackboard Instructor What's New Archive for more information on past releases.