The Blackboard app has serious issues.
We advise you not to use it.

The IT team will not be able to assist with any and all problems that arise involving the app's usage.

Instead, you should download the Google Chrome Browser app and access Blackboard through the browser..

Open the browser. In the address bar, type "".
The current version of Blackboard was designed to be mobile-friendly.

If your instructor requires you to use the virtual classroom (called Blackboard Collaborate), you will need to use SAFARI as your browser.
But that is the only time.

To recap:
Download Google Chrome app to your iPad.
Open up Google Chrome.
Navigate to
Don't use the Blackboard app.