Blackboard Connect for iPhone

Blackboard Connect for iPhone

By Blackboard Inc.

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2010-11-20
  • Current Version: 1.28
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 5.78 MB
  • Developer: Blackboard Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    2.5/5 ( 41 App Reviews)
  • Price:
Blackboard Connect for iPhone App Ratings: 2.5
Based on 41 App Reviews

Blackboard Connect for iPhone App Details

Description Notes about Blackboard Connect for iPhone This app is available for use by all current Blackboard Connect client organizations. Blackboard Connect account enablement is required. This is a Blackboard Connect administrative user application and is not intended for message recipients. If you have any questions, please email The Blackboard Connect iPhone App combines the power and versatility of the iPhone with Blackboard Connect’s easy-to-use mass notification services. Users can create, schedule, and send messages directly from their iPhones and compatible Apple devices. Messages can be targeted to one or more groups or to an entire community. Status reporting quickly informs users when their messages have been delivered, and a single “Send a Message” button ensures that organization leaders can easily and remotely stay in contact with their communities. Key Features & Benefits: • Simple message delivery from an iPhone using a one-button sending feature • Instant dial-in voice messaging (not available for iPad or iPod Touch). • Review scheduled and sent messages • Control message delivery schedules, message types, and device modes • Send to targeted recipient groups • Quickly copy message content between modes (voice, TTS, email, SMS) • Review delivery details and reports Additional Requirements: • WiFi or data plan for Internet access is required. • Telco carrier voice plan required for dial-in messaging card access. Downloading or using this app indicates consent to the terms and privacy information at


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Blackboard Connect for iPhone App Reviews

  • Outdated, poor interface

    By Badfish54
    The online access from a computer is great to use, however there are times in an emergency that you might not have a computer but have your phone. However this app would make it so much harder to send out a message. The UI is cumbersome and not friendly to navigate whatsoever. I get lost frequently with it. There is also a character limit on the mobile app for text alerts but when using the computer portal there is no limit. Please give this a huge makeover and get it to where it can be
  • Will not work

    By blww02
    App was great when it worked. Hasn’t worked for me for 2 months. Inconvenient to use desktop version on my phone. So disappointing.
  • Needs updating ASAP

    By Lilbleujay97
    Since Apple made the IOS update recently my blackboard won’t even open saying it’s not compatible with IOS. Please fix I use this app daily. Well I did.
  • Could Be Better

    By Rawson819
    I wish the app provided access to pre-configured templates - would make message sending that much easier. Touch ID would also be a welcome addition.
  • Easy to use and gets the job done!

    By Bidnessman22
    I'm surprised at all the negative reviews... Half of the people that left negative reviews are students who downloaded the wrong app and the other half that left negative reviews don't know how to use the app... The app is simple to use people! As an admin, I am able to login with the same username/password that I use to login to the web. All within a few taps in the app I have the ability to record a live message using the mic on my device, type out an email and/or SMS, select all or a group of contacts and finally schedule a message to go either immediately or in the future. I can even select saved messages that I had created in the website! What more can anyone ask for all within a mobile app!

    By Kaytee Anna
    This app is ONLY for administrators. If you're a student, do NOT download. Useless
  • Only for administrators, so make the name clearer!

    By Marnen Laibow-Koser
    This app is only for Blackboard Connect administrators, so why not call it Blackboard Connect Admin? For that matter, why have a separate app at all? Poor naming led to me downloading and installing an app I couldn't use (since I'm a user, not an administrator).
  • Can't record

    By rando62787
    Won't let me record my phone message. This app has great potential, as of this moment it isn't very useful.
  • Cumbersome to use

    By Jetset22
    It's a great idea, but difficult to use. You have to call Blackboard Connect to be able to log in; you can't just use your current name and password. Once in, if you need to jot notes on your message before recording you'll get logged out and you lose everything. The time before auto log-out needs to be extended to a few minutes. It could become very useful with some important revisions. Until then I'm deleting it.
  • Needs improvement

    By Purplelady11
    Gets the job done but watch out if you get a text or phone call while preparing a message. App logs you out upon any interruption. Very annoying when you've spent time creating the message and scheduling it to be sent out and poof it's gone.