Blackboard Instructor 3.8.1

Date Updated: October 26, 2020

iOS

These issues were fixed in this release:

  • Some files were marked as unsupported for converted Ultra courses
  • Question text for tests in Original courses was not displaying properly

Blackboard Instructor 3.8

Release date: October 19, 2020

iOS

These issues were fixed in this release:

  • Descriptions in Ultra assessments were not displaying correctly when using access codes
  • Crash when accessing password protected tests for some users

Android

These issues were fixed in this release:

  • Users unable to access microphone and video of device when accessing partner tools
  • Missing push notifications for some users
  • Error when trying to save/resume an assignment or test after the instructor has cleared attempt for an Original course
  • Attempt count is missing from header in graded SCORM packages

Requirements

Blackboard Instructor App Requirements
Requirement Description
Blackboard Learn Minimum Versions Q4 2018 | Q2 2019 | Q4 2019 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 | 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 Instructo app. The Mobile Web Services Building Block must be activated and registered with the Mobile Central Service to use the Blackboard Instructor 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

Blackboard Instructor 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

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.

    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 94.9.12+ 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 Blackboard Technical Support team on Behind the Blackboard (available in English only).


      Statements about future development

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