Bb Grader

Bb Grader

By Blackboard Inc.

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2014-10-08
  • Current Version: 1.0.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 10.92 MB
  • Developer: Blackboard Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    1.5/5 ( 71 App Reviews)
  • Price:
Bb Grader App Ratings: 1.5
Based on 71 App Reviews

Bb Grader App Details

Bb Grader provides teachers with a mobile solution to conveniently measure student success anytime, anywhere. With Bb Grader, teachers use their iPads to review, provide feedback, and ultimately grade submitted Blackboard Learn assignments from within the app.


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Bb Grader App Reviews

  • Abandonware, last updated in 2015.

    By Bass Singer
    Blackboard hasn’t changed markedly since I attended college in the early 2000s (that’s almost two DECADES ago). The UI, the features (who uses “chat” anymore?), it’s all unintuitive and dated. The interface is painful to use on mobil devices, despite it being almost a decade since the introduction of the iPhone, which has now proliferated along with tablets. I cannot use the grader effectively or access grade center on my tablet (iPad Pro), and this app supposedly makes it easier. Well, it doesn’t. It lacks features, an intuitive layout, and the control over grade center that I can get by using a laptop. Well, given that it hasn’t been updated since 2015, not particularly surprising. This app is endemic of the rotting cancer that is Blackboard. It is the default LMS in many education systems and they have certainly rested on their laurels with their incumbent advantage. Time for them to be replaced by a more worthy competitor.
  • Should be removed

    By PahtThai
    Has blackboard fired their iPad development team? Looks like they were fired 3 years ago.
  • Absolutely worthless

    By Chriszimmer
    I'm heading out on a backpacking trip and thought it would be nice to do a little grading in the evenings so I'll have less to do when I get back home. Imagine my surprise when the carefully crafted rubrics I made were not visible in this app. This app is just another example of just how substandard all blackboard technologies are. I should have learned from all the other one star reviews. But I wasted time downloading and installing anyway.
  • It erased previous grades!

    By All077
    Piling up to the uselessness and bad quality, I tried to change a grade and after taping on 'send', it erased the previous leaving the space BLANK! Then I thought well, let's try to input a new grade (instead of changing an old one) and the message was 'unable to send the grade' I wonder if Apple has any quality standards or at least morals to just ban this kind of time wasters....
  • Have you ever been sickened by an app?

    By ChemBob
    No? Well try this one and you will be. AFAICT it just logs in to the web-based BB anyway, which has been made worse the last year or so. You think you’re just about going to be able to use it and then you can’t. Something just goes wrong. I was logged in, feeling like “hey, maybe this will work!” Suddenly I’m back on the splash screen. It’s almost as though the people at BB hired their toddlers to build their apps. Completely worthless. I’ve resorted to downloading the online submissions and grading them in other apps, then having to upload them again. BB reeks of incompetence.
  • One star is too many

    By Texasnutmeg
    App does not work at all, ever. Have never been able to log in.
  • Not understanding the purpose of the new interface

    By Ascorpiowriter
    The old version of this app, though limited, still allowed me to get some basic tasks ONE app. With the old version I could at least switch to the web version. With this one, I can’t. I’m even more restricted than before. I fail to understand why two separate apps were created, one for emailing, sending announcements, and other maintenance tasks, and the other for grading. Additionally, I’m not able to add attachments, such as marked up papers. I’m not so caught up in myself that I would need to record my feedback either visually or audibly and, more importantly, students don’t need to see me tell them their research paper sucked. This app ASSumes all college instructors aren’t shy and love to hear themselves talk, and also ASSumes Blackboard is used strictly for online courses, which it is not; it is also used as a supplement for on-ground courses for...what? Yes, classroom management! Therefore, my students don’t need to see me tell them their paper sucked; I can tell them in person. I hope Blackboard is reading the feedback for these apps and making adjustments, not only for the needs of the students, but for the instructors as well.
  • Major Work Needed

    By AndyBadger
    This app doesn't size correctly for the screen on iPad Pro. Lots of wasted space and all I get is a web view.
  • Interface

    By Beautiful lucky Jewlery
    When I go into grade students assignments the view is exactly the same as Blackboard and not as it is displayed how it should be.
  • Rubric scores disappear

    By jtodd1973
    I've just found out that although you can use the rubric linked to your assignment to grade on Bb Grader, the individual rubric scores are not being sent to Blackboard. Only the full grade is uploaded. Students clicking on the View Rubric button when reviewing their grades will see the blank rubric. When I go in to review their grades, I too see a blank rubric. When I went back to Bb Grader to look, the grades are still there but here too the individual rubric scores are blank. This is not only a waste of time, but a major problem for anyone who uses rubrics as a means of teaching students.