Name: Blackboard 4.7.1 (iOS hotfix)

Date Updated: November 4, 2019

Improvements in this release

On iOS, we fixed the push notifications issue that was happening for some iOS 13 users. After installing the app update, users should log out and log in again to resolve the issue.


Name: Blackboard 4.7.1 (Android hotfix)

Date Updated: October 25, 2019

Improvements in this release

On Android, we fixed the crash issues related to fingerprint login.


Name: Blackboard 4.7

Date Updated: October 24, 2019

Improvements in this release

Bug fixes

  • Fixed course announcements issue where accessing file links prompted users to log in again.
  • Fixed issue where Google logins failed for institutions with Google authentication.
  • Fixed issue where Collaborate Ultra sessions couldn't launch from web links in course content.
  • Fixed issue where the app crashed when HTML files were accessed on devices running iOS 11.
  • Fixed issue where some iOS push notifications didn't link directly to course content.
  • Fixed issue where Original course percentage grades didn't display correctly.
  • Fixed issue where users couldn't open recurring Collaborate sessions from the app.

Requirements

Blackboard App Requirements
Requirement Description
Blackboard Learn Minimum Versions Q2 2018 | Q4 2018 | Q2 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

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 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

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 Client Support team on Behind the Blackboard (available in English only).


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