See what we've been up to! Find out what's new in the latest release of the Blackboard app. Administrators can get more details in the Blackboard App Release Notes.

Version 3.10

Release date: October 29, 2018

This release includes bug fixes on iOS and Android.

Bug Fixes

Version 3.9.1

Release date: September 27, 2018


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

Version 3.9

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
Bug Fixes, New Features, iOS, Android

Version 3.8

Release date: July 5, 2018

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

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
iOS, Android, Bug Fixes, Updated Features

Version 3.7.1

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 app 3.7.1+ 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 3.6.1

Release date: April 17, 2018

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

Bug Fixes

Version 3.6

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, Bug Fixes

Version 3.5

Release date: March 1, 2018

Have a Collaborate Ultra session scheduled by your instructor, but can't remember when it starts? Sessions are now listed inside your courses! Tap the Collaborate tool, select the session, and instantly join the virtual classroom.

More on collaborating in the app

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

Enjoying the Blackboard app? Make sure you rate us and leave a review!

New Features, iOS

Version 3.4

Release date: January 29, 2018

  • New push notification support: Announcements, new content item, and test availability
  • Bug fixes
New Features, Bug Fixes

Version 3.3.1

Release date: January 10, 2018 for iOS only

Resolves an issue in iOS where an error showed when navigating through content while offline.

iOS, Bug Fixes

Version 3.3

Release date: December 28, 2017 for Android and Windows | January 8, 2018 for iOS

You can now download course files and view them offline when you have limited or no internet connectivity. Your institution may need an update for you to see this feature in the app.

More on offline content

We’ve also fixed various bugs in this release.

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 Activity Stream, 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.

New Features, Bug Fixes

Version 3.2

Release date: December 5, 2017

We added support for organizations on iOS and Android! For every organization where you’re a participant, you can access content, view announcements, and participate in discussions.

We fixed some bugs and improved performance on all platforms.

iOS, Android, New Features, Bug Fixes

Version 3.1

Release date: October 31, 2017

Bug fixes on all platforms.

Bug Fixes

Version 3.0

Release date: October 9, 2017

The Blackboard app for iOS and Android has a new look, improved workflows, and simpler navigation!! Be sure to update your app. If you use a Windows device, access the Windows-only help pages.

Indicator for new discussions lets you know you've got course activity to catch up on.

New Features

Version 2.9.10

Release date: September 4, 2017

Bug fixes on all platforms.

Bug Fixes

Version 2.9.8

Release date: July 17, 2017

Notice something different about Bb Student? Don’t worry—this is the same app. We changed the name to Blackboard and freshened up the icon. The functionality remains the same.

  • App name change to Blackboard and new app tile.
  • Support for the Catalan language.
  • Bug fixes on all platforms.
  • Collaborate supports sessions with up to 500 participants.
New Features, Bug Fixes

Version 2.9.7

Release date: June 1, 2017

  • You can now reply to a reply in Ultra Course View discussions, just like the web view of the course.
  • Bug fixes and other improvements on all platforms.
Bug Fixes, Updated Features

Version 2.9.6

Release date: May 3, 2017

  • Bug fixes on all platforms
  • Calculated grades, such as running totals or averages that your instructor created, show in Grades. If a calculated total shows in a desktop browser but not in the app, your school hasn't updated Blackboard yet.
  • Dropbox improvements for iOS and Android
Bug Fixes, iOS, Android, Updated Features


Release date: April 13, 2017

  • Android only: resolved issue where Collaborate participants couldn't view app shares during sessions
Android, Bug Fixes

Version 2.9.5

Release date: April 5, 2017

  • Revised Google Drive authentication
  • High contrast visual support for Windows
  • Bug fixes on all platforms
Bug Fixes

Version 2.9.4

Release date: March 1, 2017

  • General bug fixes
  • Accessibility bug fixes
Bug Fixes

Looking for older information?

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