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Archived Blackboard Open LMS release notes

SafeAssign Originality Report redesign

Available for Moodle and Blackboard Open LMS | Released 20 September 2018

We've updated the design of the SafeAssign Originality Report in all Moodle and Blackboard Open LMS environments. The new Originality Report uses Blackboard's Ultra design philosophy and includes some new information about a submission's overall risk for being copied from another source. This new report interface is also more responsive for mobile devices and more accessible to screen readers than the old design; we will be seeking VPAT compliance for this new design soon! This release also allows the SafeAssign team to be more iterative and provide updates to the new report design on a more regular basis and without requiring an update to the LMS platform. We'll still be communicating changes on the SafeAssign help pages, so make sure to follow those pages as well for new information!

Users can switch back to the old Originality Report design for a little while longer to help ease the transition.

Blackboard Learn users can expect an update for Learn that contains the new Originality Report design soon!

Explore the new Originality Report

Originality Report, Moodle Integration
New Features, Updated Features, Bug Fixes

New updates for Ally customers

Continuous Delivery Ally 1.18 | Release to Production 22 August 2018
New features

The latest release of Ally (v. 1.18) contains bug fixes and other improvements that may apply to your product. Visit the Ally release notes to learn more. Don't have Ally? Learn more about Ally.

New Features, Updated Features, Integrations

Important information about upcoming Blackboard Open LMS 3.4 Maintenance Pack 2 release

In September, we will change our LMS name to Blackboard Open LMS! To execute this change, the date for maintenance pack 2 has been moved and now it is going to be applied as follows:

  • MP2 Sandbox release: September 13, 2018
  • MP2 Production release: September 20, 2018

Blackboard Open LMS 3.4 MP 1

Continuous Delivery | Release to Production 9 August 2018
New features, bug fixes, minor enhancements

Blackboard Open LMS 3.4 MP 1 is a maintenance release.

View the Blackboard Open LMS 3.4 MP 1 release overview

New Features, Updated Features, Bug Fixes, Minor Enhancements
New Features, Updated Features, Bug Fixes, Minor Enhancements

New updates for Ally customers

Continuous Delivery Ally 1.16.4 | Release to Production 21 June, 2018
New features, Updated features

The latest release of Ally (v. 1.16.4) contains bug fixes and other improvements that may apply to your product. Visit the Ally release notes to learn more. Don't have Ally? Learn more about Ally.

Updated Features, Integrations

New updates for Ally customers

Continuous Delivery Ally 1.16.2 | Release to Production 23 May 2018
New features, Updated features

The latest release of Ally (v. 1.16.2) contains bug fixes and other improvements that may apply to your product. Visit the Ally 1.16.2 release notes to learn more. Don't have Ally? Learn more about Ally.

New Features, Updated Features, Experience: Original, Integrations

Blackboard Open LMS 3.3 MP 2

Continuous Delivery | Release to Production 12 April 2018
Updated Features, Bug Fixes, Minor Enhancements

Blackboard Open LMS 3.3 MP 2 is a maintenance release.

View the Blackboard Open LMS 3.3 MP 2 release overview

As part of the Blackboard Open LMS 3.3 MP2 upgrade that took place on Thursday April 12th, your production site has been upgraded to include version 3.3.5 of Moodle core. This minor point release was included in order to address several security concerns as well as to help sites comply with upcoming GDPR requirements. A full list of Moodle Core code changes can be found here https://docs.moodle.org/dev/Moodle_3.3.5_release_notes .

Updated Features, Bug Fixes, Minor Enhancements
Updated Features
New Features
New Features
New Features, Updated Features
Updated Features
Updated Features, New Features, Integrations

X-Ray Learning Analytics 2.0

Continuous Delivery | Release to Production 6 July 2017
Updated Features, X-Ray

In this release we focused on improvements to the user experience, course reporting, and administrator reporting.

View the X-Ray 2.0 release overview

X-Ray, Updated Features

Blackboard Open LMS 3.1 MP 2

Continuous Delivery | Release to Production 13 April 2017
Updated Features

Blackboard Open LMS 3.1 MP 2 is a maintenance release. We also added in Snap the ability to add featured courses to the front page and change the layout of courses.

View the Blackboard Open LMS 3.1 MP 2 release overview

Updated Features

Blackboard Open LMS 3.1 MP 1

Continuous Delivery | Release to Production 2 February 2017
Updated Features, Integrations

Blackboard Open LMS 3.1 MP 1 is a maintenance release. We also added in Snap the ability to add social media links to the footer and Feature & Benefits spots to the front page.

View the Blackboard Open LMS 3.1 MP 1 release overview

Updated Features, Integrations