Based on global client feedback, Blackboard has changed the names of their mobile applications, Bb Student and Bb Instructor. Bb Student is now Blackboard and Bb Instructor is now Blackboard Instructor.
The Blackboard app provides students with a modern, accessible mobile teaching and learning experience that allows them to access and interact with Blackboard content anytime, anywhere.
If you already have the Bb Student app downloaded there are no additional instructions except to update your app to the newest release. You will see the name change to “Blackboard” and a new app tile. If you have never downloaded the Bb Student or Bb Mobile apps you will need to go to your app store and search “Blackboard”. Bb Mobile Learn will no longer be available from the app stores and support for this app will discontinue August 31, 2017.
Blackboard Instructor App
Blackboard Instructor app is a brand new mobile and tablet app that gives instructors a simple and intuitive way to manage courses, interact with students, and view content with an emphasis placed on their immediate needs. For mobile grading functionality, you can use the Bb Grader iPad app. Grading workflows are scheduled* to be added into Blackboard Instructor in the coming months.
Although the Blackboard Instructor App states that it includes Collaborate for synchronous web conferencing, at Fresno State you can utilize Zoom for the same purposes. Zoom is available to all students, faculty, and staff to use. Visit the Fresno State Zoom page for more information.
*Statements regarding our product development initiatives, including new products and future product upgrades, updates or enhancements represent our current intentions, but may be modified, delayed or abandoned without prior notice and there is no assurance that such offering, upgrades, updates or functionality will become available unless and until they have been made generally available to our customers.