Blackboard Updates

 

Release Notes for 3900.0 (November 5, 2020) 
Blackboard has released notes on its latest service pack.

Content editor updates

This release introduces big updates to the content editor in the Original Course View and the Original experience. We’ve made numerous simplifications and improvements, including:

  • A single menu to add content that automatically recognizes file types
  • Optimized experience for all devices and screen sizes
  • Better accessibility for both the editor and the content you create. Menus and icons have higher contrast, pop-ups are gone, and an accessibility checker lets you know about accessibility issues as you write
  • The ability to paste content from Word, Excel, and websites with basic formatting and easily remove extra HTML
  • The ability to paste a link in the editor and automatically embed videos and previews
  • The ability to display formatted computer code snippets

Blog Performance

To improve performance for very large classes, we’ve removed the option to filter the blog participant list to display only non-participants in Original Course View.


Release Notes for 3800.17 (September 24, 2020) 
Blackboard has released notes on its latest service pack.

Updates in this version include:

  • In the Original Course View, emailed announcements didn't include the announcement title in the subject line. We've fixed the issue.
  • In the Original Course View, students received an incorrect password error when a test used a password with certain character patterns. We've fixed the issue.
  • This update makes the archive process more comprehensive. Now, archives gather data for users who may have dropped the course during the term, which provides a fuller picture of user activity in restored courses for records and reviews.

When an archive is restored, course and enrollment records are returned to the enablement state at the time of the archive creation. User records that match with existing accounts will be linked during the restore process, but the existing user’s enablement state will not change. As before, if records are disabled and locked, an administrator will need to enable records in Learn to review them.

 


Release Notes for 3800.15 (August 4, 2020) 
Blackboard has released notes on its latest service pack.

Updates in this version include:

  • In the Original Course View, instructors couldn't access created tests. We've fixed the issue.
  • We’ve improved system performance and stability for institutions with very large courses (many students and many content item.
     

Release Notes for 3800.13 (July 2, 2020) 
Blackboard has released notes on its latest service pack.

Updates in this version include fixing stability issues, SIS feeds, and the archiving process.
 


Release Notes for 3800.11 (June 4, 2020) 
Blackboard has released notes on its latest service pack.

Updates in this version include:

  • In the Ultra Course View, students with special characters in their name couldn't launch a test in Respondus LockDown Browser. We've fixed the issue.
  • In the Original Course View, instructors couldn't enter maximum points for a graded discussion thread. We've fixed the issue.