Blackboard for Pc

  • Category: Education
  • Last Updated: 2018-10-29
  • Current version: 3.10
  • File size: 206.97 MB
  • Developer: Blackboard Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing Blackboard on your Windows PC

Download Blackboard for Windows: Blackboard is an Education App, developed by Blackboard Inc.. The Education App was officially released 2015-01-16. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Blackboard Inc., with the latest current version being 3.10 which was officially released on 2018-10-29. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 125,397 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5.

Using Blackboard on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install Blackboard on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use Blackboard for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type Blackboard in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on Blackboard application icon. A window of Blackboard will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the Blackboard icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About Blackboard

Developer Description

Welcome to Blackboard's mobile solution that helps students stay informed, up-to-date and connected. This app includes Blackboard Collaborate with the Ultra experience - a synchronous web conferencing solution for high-quality virtual classes and meetings. With the Blackboard app, you can: • Quickly view updates to your courses and content • Take assignments and tests • View grades for courses, assignments and tests • Participate in Collaborate sessions on the go We love feedback! If you have any questions or comments use the in-app feedback to help improve the application. Note: This application functions as a collaborative tool between our app software and your institution's Blackboard Learn server. Blackboard cannot guarantee that the content created by instructors or other users will be compatible with this app. Access must be enabled by your institution. Features and functionality may at times be limited if your institution has not updated the appropriate software or experiences server outages. Downloading or using this app indicates consent to the terms and privacy information at

App Reviews

  • App is finally working great again!

    By A blind girl
    **UPDATE: The app was working great until the second day of school this semester. It stopped working completely and after two days I deleted the app and re-downloaded it. Now it is telling me my school is not even on the list so I am unable to even login. When it works, it works great. Often times, it does not work at all! :( wish the developer would just fix it and leave it alone! UPDATE: blackboard has fixed the issue and the app is working great again so I revised my review to four stars! I would have gave them five but it did take over three weeks to fix the issue and I was unable to login during that time! Oh my, there seems to be an issue on our side. After I put my login information in it redirects me to the statement above wearing it says there's an issue. I reported it to the developer who then told me to contact my general IT helpdesk at school. The school has now put a ticket in with the problem. It's still not working after three weeks and I have been unable to use the app at all. When I first started using this app, it was great. I could post my discussions, assignments and take quizzes on here. But I now have been unable to access the app at all for three weeks. Please fix this issue and I will update my rating.
  • Annoying

    By Fabrizzioce
    I am giving this app a one-star review because even though the app is useful in many ways, there’s still a lot that can be worked on or fixed. One of the most annoying things about this app (and everyone agrees with me on this) is the fact that you have to keep logging in every single time I open and try to access the app, which is about 7-8 times a day. This is so inconvenient because as a student I do not want to keep logging in and entering all my information when I’m trying to do homework, study, and look at my grades. I have tested it out and I’ve found out that if I close the app and open it back up about 10-15 minutes later I find myself logged out. I have also asked around and I am not the only one who has to deal with and every single person can agree with me about the fact that it is, indeed, annoying. This is an issue that needs to be fixed because its inconvenience is tremendous. Another feature that could be worked on is the design of the app itself. I believe that it does not go well with current apps that are in the market. Its design is still blocky and the transitions between sections are grotesque. I believe more friendly, rounded and somewhat colorful sections within the app will help its aesthetic design.
  • Blackboard’s Text Editor Still Clunky, Ineffective

    By %TLM%
    Just when I thought Blackboard’s clunky, awkward, and ineffective text editor couldn’t get any worse, the mobile app appears. While the mobile version of BB is very slightly more navigable than using Safari on the BB site, it is still such a clunky and non-intuitive interface! But nothing is worse than the 30-year-old look and feel of the ever-frustrating text editor. This editor barely qualifies as a WYSIWYG (Google it). Due to the instability of the text editor, it has always been necessary to compose my assignments in Word before pasting them into BB. This new app is the worst yet, however, for correctly displaying my writing. Cases is point, footnote numbers are bracketed rather than superscripted, paragraph spacing is greatly exaggerated, indentation is lost in translation, italics and bolding are removed from the text, font faces are substituted, font sizes are adjusted, etc.—the result, my Discussion Board posts look like a fifth grader trying to do graduate work. I have petitioned my institution to find a solution other than Blackboard for coursework submission, now I am imploring Blackboard to enter into the 21st century of computer programming. Please. I could live with all of the other oddities and quirks, if only BB had a decent text editor.
  • A must for online or students on the go.

    By Bennett Dryden
    I have used blackboard in both my junior college and now my upper level school (ASU), and the app has been a tremendous help. It all depends on what course you are taking and how much the instructor utilizes things such as discussion boards. With that said I work full time, and I have been able to participate in many group discussions required for class, and see important announcements and assignments all while on my phone. This has eliminated the need to be tethered down to a computer. In fact I even did a whole months assignment while on vacation with my family using this app. I took one star away because there are some interactions such as email and formatting differences between the app and the web version that lead to not having the ability to do all I can do from the web. TL:DR this is a great app to have on your smart phone if your school uses blackboard.
  • Good, but needs work.

    By Strizzle01
    If all you want to use it for is to check your grades, then this app is spot on. Very user friendly interface, allowing for easy navigation through courses. Excellent grades interface giving true mobile format. These little things are great and I give respect where it is due. My issues lie in further use of the app to do things like: Read/Write Course Messages, access the content bar that is on the left when in web GUI, use landscape mode, receive alerts for messages, and a few others I can’t think of at the moment. The issues clearly reside in the apps lack of true mobile interfaces for each aspect of B.B. The only issues I have had are when the app just opens the web GUI, and now you can’t access areas on the page like the content bar on the left, or even the header portion of the page where the account icon is. I would rate this 5 stars EASILY if the web-vs-mobile app issue is resolved.
  • Why use The app when I can access more on the website through my mobile browser

    By Banna271
    Honestly, this app is only good for reading updates from professors and even that is sometimes not great. Easier to read them from my email sometimes. My main problem with this app is I can’t view all content that would show up on the website while doing modules, I can’t take quizzes which doesn’t make sense because it is just clicking a multiple choice or typing an answer, and when looking at grades I can’t view the item that was graded nor see what a professor has commented about my work. I am better off using the safari browser to do work on my iPad than using this app. And my ultimate problem is I have to log in EVERY TIME I want to access the app. No option to remember log in information yet it can send me updates ? Doesn’t make sense, it’s my device and no one else is using it, I should have the option of being able to stay logged in.
  • It would be great but...

    By glennh1963
    It’s frustrating. Maybe my issues seem petty, but I liked Mobile Learn a lot better. I supposed my biggest complaint is that I can’t edit my courses page. Being able to switch what order they are shown in and color coding them (and getting rid of unnecessary information in the title) has always made it easier for me to keep organized with my classes. There’s no option to do this at all! Additionally, notifications aren’t consistent at all. Sometimes I’ll get a notification when a grade is updated or when something is added to a course, but not always. And when I do try to use the notification to go to what was new, the app doesn’t always open at all! I feel like these are relatively minor complaints, but they affect how easily I can keep organized and are really frustrating.
  • Great Update Giving Everything We Asked For!!!

    By ~CHR!S
    This app worked okay on a mobile phone for quickly and easily accessing school classes and information. However, it was not great for actually working from and completing school assignments. That has all changed now! The latest update has solved so many problems that we had and made the app a great tool to actually work and submit assignments from! I can use landscape mode from my iPad, type and submit assignments, use the discussion board, even watch videos...its great. Thanks for listening to our feedback and improving this app for all of us who use it on a daily basis. You just made my schooling and experience with Blackboard 100% better. I am thrilled!
  • Good in a pinch

    By Sincitydave
    Update: why can’t I click on a link when it’s posted in an announcement? I can’t even select the text cause every time i touch the message it closes the message. Please fix. I normally like to access Blackboard through my laptop or desktop, but when I’m at work I can access blackboard on my iPhone. It’s good for getting updates and announcements. The most frustrating part is logging in. On the iPhone I can’t use my thumb print to login (or saved passwords) and when I try to access certain parts of courses it gives me an error message. Why not just bring me to the login screen so I can login and then return me to the section I was trying to access. I want to be able to access blackboard quickly and find it ridiculous that I need to manually log out and log in to access my courses. Please fix this and make it a five star app.
  • Does not work.

    By Mark335
    I have had the app for a long time now, I used to use it all of the time and found it very helpful. Within the past month it does not appear the same as what is displayed here on the store. There are no longer app functions. After logging in the app brings me to a broken version of the website. Maybe because “web login” is required when I open the app? Although in the past that’s how I had to log in to the app and there were no such problems. I contacted support and they said they would get on it and report the issue. Still no one has gotten back to me over email (like they said they would) to even acknowledge that I called about the issue. Using the website on my phone does not work properly anymore in safari and other browsers I have downloaded. So I can only access blackboard through a computer. Curious as to what has caused the website to get worse.