Review from Jelmer Klumperbeek
Somebody had a field day working on that UI, which sure, it's better than the website but the constant visual effects are annoying and unnecessary. Worse even is that this app barely functions, it constantly complains about the internet connection. When it does manage to connect, you get about five notifications of a single grade.
I'm amazed people are giving this a low rating - I love it! The only internet I have is through my phone's data, so doing MyMathLab at home was slow and clunky because I'd have to create a hot spot and tether my laptop to it. I figured I'd try the Blackboard app to see if if be able to do homework through it, despite the low rating, and I'm sooo glad I did! I can do homework in my breaks at work, or whenever I just have a spare ten minutes. I seriously love this app, and I feel like the people rating it so low are expecting more from it than they should.
UMBC student here. This app told me I needed to login through the web, but every time I click to log in I just get an error. I used to use the old "blackboard learn" app that they got rid of and quit updating, and it worked fine up till last week. Now apparently none of the Blackboard apps work for our school. Don't know if it is the school or the apps, but the app gets no positive reviews from me if I can't even log in with it.
Update: Blackboard, you need to fix the latest bug ASAP. I suddenly can't access documents that I could before. The app says either "unable to open" or it just crashes. I can't do my homework if I can't get to the readings. HELP! This app is a POS. The "keep me logged in button" is just a decoration, because the app will log you out whenever it wants- in the middle of reading an assignment, 30 seconds after you logged in, if you walk through a tunnel... it will also close itself whenever it feels like it. Reading any course materials on here is a painful joke- you can't zoom in, so you can barely make out words, and you can't open any word documents unless you download additional software. My cat could C++ this app better than whoever is behind this nightmare.
Unbelievable. The app is actually useable, i don't know how you guys fixed it but -course discussion boards are now excessable -the mobile app actually functions like one and doesnt force to a desktop ui client -the biggest one of all, every time i minimize it would log me out and id have to log in again. Ive logged in since yesterday and havent been forced out yet -updated grades are reflected -can reply to people Its fixed please do not touch this app anymore.
It's great to look at my grades when it finally loads. That's about all I can do on it, because when I try anything else it gives me an error message.
Terrible. Can not even access lecture slides, very disappointed please fix it.
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