Blackboard App 6.6

Date Updated: July 26, 2021

iOS and Android

In this release we’ve revamped the discussion board for Ultra courses!

You’ll now be able to:

  • Access group discussions and graded discussions
  • Add rich text and media when composing discussion threads and replies

Blackboard App 6.5

Date Updated: June 23, 2021

iOS and Android

In this release, we’ve added improvements to grading:

  • Your overall grade value will now be displayed in percentage. 
  • We’ve also made some small improvements and bug fixes.

Blackboard App 6.4

Date Updated: May 26, 2021

iOS and Android

In this release, we’ve added improvements to Collaborate! You’ll now be able to:

  • Access all recordings available in Collaborate
  • Receive reminders for live Collaborate sessions We’ve also made some small improvements and bug fixes.

These functionalities are only available for Ultra courses and requires minimum Learn version 3900.12.0.


Blackboard App 6.3

Date Updated: April 26, 2021

iOS

In this release we’ve fixed:

  • An issue where grades for tests are not shown when the test has been made unavailable in an Original course
  • An error when opening BeeLine Reader alternative formats
  • A problem where incorrect announcements were loading when opened on the activity stream
  • An issue where course pages do not properly load after viewing content

Android

In this release, we’ve made some minor improvements and bug fixes.


Blackboard App 6.2.2

Date Updated: March 30, 2021

iOS

In this release we’ve fixed a crash when opening courses, squashed some small bugs, and made some minor improvements.


Blackboard App 6.2.1

Date Updated: March 30, 2021

Android

In this release we’ve fixed a crash when opening courses, squashed some small bugs, and made some minor improvements.


Blackboard App 6.2

Date Updated: March 8, 2021

iOS and Android

In this release, we’ve added messages to your courses.

You’ll now be able to:

  •  Access all messages from your courses
  •  Add rich text and media when composing messages
  •  Receive push notifications for new messages

We’ve also made some small improvements and bug fixes.  

Minimum Learn Version 3900.2 is required to support Messages on the Blackboard Mobile App. 


Blackboard App 6.1

Date Updated: February 17, 2021

iOS

In this release, we’ve:

  •  Improved support for content linked in files when offline
  •  Fixed an issue where users were unable to access grade details and feedback in Ultra courses
  •  Fixed an issue that incorrectly labeled “draft” discussion board posts as “submitted”.

If you are experiencing issues logging in to the app, please reach out to your school/institution as they manage access to your courses. 

Android

In this release we’ve:

  •  Improved support for content linked in files when offline.
  •  Fixed an issue where users were unable to access grade details and feedback in Ultra courses.
  •  Resolved an issue where discussion board items were not updating after deleting.
  •  Fixed an error when accessing Blackboard Assist.

If you are experiencing issues logging in to the app, please reach out to your school/institution as they manage access to your courses. 


Blackboard App 6.0.1

Date Updated: February 4, 2021

iOS

In this release, we’ve fixed an issue that resulted in displaying multiple different questions randomly in a Test.  


Blackboard App 6.0

Date Updated: February 1, 2021

iOS and Android

In this release, we’ve improved access to Zoom LTI sessions. 


Blackboard App 5.11.2

Date Updated: January 25, 2021

iOS and Android

In this release, we’ve fixed an issue that resulted in some users being frequently logged out. 


Blackboard App 5.11.1

Release date: January 20, 2021

iOS and Android

In this release, we’ve fixed an issue that prevented some users from being able to access the upcoming courses. 

 


Requirements

Blackboard App Requirements
Requirement Description
Blackboard Learn Minimum Versions Q4 2018 | Q2 2019 | Q4 2019 or Blackboard Learn SaaS*

*The Blackboard 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 | Q4 2017 | Q2 2018

Mobile Web Services Building Block

Blackboard recommends using version 94.9.12+ 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 11+

Android 5+

Markets and verticals

The Blackboard app is available in all regions, countries, and territories supported by the Google Play and Apple App stores. The app is available to NAHE, ProEd, and K-12 clients for iOS and Android.

Description

The Blackboard app is designed especially for students and offers students an intuitive way to view and interact with courses. Students can receive mobile updates about courses, take assignments and tests, participate in discussions, join Collaborate sessions, and view grades.

The Mobile Web Services Building Block has been updated to provide additional data and functionality for the Blackboard app. To deliver the best user experience for the Blackboard app, we recommend that you update the Mobile Web Services Building Block to Version 94.9.12+.

Features

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

Additional notes for administrators:

Language support

The language localization of the app is inherited from the device OS language setting, not the Blackboard Learn user language preference. Localization affects the language of the native user interface, but it does not affect 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 94.9.12+ 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 Backend as a Service (MBaaS).

App installation

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

  1. From your device, access the appropriate online store.
  2. Search for Blackboard.
  3. Install the Blackboard app on your mobile device.
  4. Open the Blackboard app 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 typically the same credentials you use to access your Blackboard courses on a computer.

Learn more

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


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