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About the Blackboard Instructor App

This article focuses on the Blackboard Instructor App. For information on using the Blackboard App for Students, please see Blackboard App for Students (iOS, Android).


Blackboard Instructor enables you to view course content, connect with students in discussions, grade assignments, and interact with your class in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Please note that Blackboard Instructor shows only the courses where you are enrolled as an instructor, Teaching Assistant, or Course Assistant. For courses were you are enrolled as a student, please use the Blackboard App for Students.


Install App and Log in


For more information see the Quick Start guide.



Navigating the App


Watch the Blackboard Instructor App Tour video tutorial for a detailed look at the Blackboard Instructor app.




Additional features may be found here: Blackboard Instructor Feature Guide.


What Works Well in the Blackboard Instructor App?

  • Check Existing Course Content: The Blackboard Instructor App is a great way to quickly check existing course content. 
  • Create and View Announcements: The Blackboard Instructor app allows you to easily create and view Announcements. 
  • Read and Respond to Discussions: The Blackboard Instructor app allows you to create, read, and respond to threads in the Discussion Board. However, in order to create new Discussion Forums you will need to access your course via your web browser (on your mobile device or computer). 
  • Grading: The Blackboard Instructor app allows you to quickly review, provide feedback, and grade assignment submissions as well as view associated rubrics and attachments. 
  • Join a Collaborate Ultra Webinar: You join Collaborate Ultra sessions as a guest on your mobile device directly from the Blackboard Instructor app. While it is possible to moderate or present in the app, it is not the smoothest experience. If you will be moderating or presenting, you will want to access the session via your web browser (on your mobile device or computer). 


What Doesn't Work Well in the Blackboard Instructor App?

  • Create Assignments and Tests: While you may view assignments and tests within the Blackboard Instructor app, you cannot create new Assignments or Tests. Instead, you will need to access the course through your web browser (on your mobile device or computer). 
  • Presenting or Moderating a Collaborate Ultra Webinar: While it is possible to moderate or present in the app, it is not the smoothest experience. If you will be moderating or presenting, you will want to access the session via your web browser (on your mobile device or computer). 
  • Blogs, Journals, and Wikis: The Blog, Journal, and Wiki tools are not accessible via the Blackboard Instructor app. You will need to access these tools through your web browser (on your mobile device or computer).
  • Kaltura Media: In order to create/upload videos in Kaltura Media, you will need to use your web browser (on your mobile device or computer). Viewing Kaltura Media can be tricky on a mobile device, depending on your browser and privacy settings.