The Blackboard Student and Blackboard Instructor Windows mobile apps will be removed from the Microsoft App Store and support will cease to service on December 31st, 2019 in all markets.
As a part of Blackboard Inc.'s commitment to delivering a portfolio of high-quality products to help clients thrive in a complex and changing educational environment, Blackboard is announcing the discontinuation of availability and support for the Blackboard Student and Blackboard Instructor Windows apps.
As consumer preference in the mobile market has gravitated towards iOS and Android devices, Blackboard believes that maintaining their current Windows mobile apps no longer provide the value and impact they once had to their clients and users. In fact, over 98% of all their mobile app usage today is exclusively on iOS and Android devices.
By simplifying the portfolio of mobile offerings Blackboard is able to increase investment and focus on iOS and Android apps to better support the vast majority of students and instructors using Blackboard Learn on the go.
The Blackboard and Blackboard Instructor Windows mobile apps will be removed from the Microsoft App Store and support will cease to service on December 31st, 2019 in all markets. This discontinuation furthers the progress Blackboard has made across their product portfolio to simplify, consolidate, and promote our next generation solutions.