We are pleased to announce the Blackboard Open LMS 3.6 release is coming!

Availability

Release to production July 11th, 2019. The release time depends on your location and time zone:

  • North America, Central America, South America (Virginia, USA datacenter): Clients will be upgraded according to their data center timezone:
    • Eastern, Amazon and Newfoundland-Labrador Timezones: July 11th at 12:30 AM - 6:30 AM EDT
    • Central Timezone: July 11th at 12:30 AM - 6:30 AM CDT
    • Mountain and Pacific Timezones: July 11th at 12:30 AM - 6:30 AM PDT
  • South America (Sao Paulo, Brazil datacenter): July 11th at 12:30 AM - 6:30 AM BRT
  • EMEA (Frankfurt datacenter): July 11th at 12:30 AM - 6:30 AM CEST
  • APAC excluding Australia and New Zealand (Singapore datacenter): July 11th at 12:30 AM - 6:30 AM SGT
  • Australia and New Zealand (Sydney, AU datacenter): July 11th at 12:30 AM - 6:30 AM AEST

Non-Production Sites Upgrade Schedule
To improve the quality of the upgrade process and shorten the production upgrade window, non-production (sandbox) sites will be upgraded on Thursday, June 13th, 2019, between 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT.

Downtime will be required for your production and non-production sites during this window.


What's new

In this release, we focused on the following:

  1. Upgrade to Moodle Core 3.6.3
    • Improved course overview
    • New dashboard blocks
    • New messaging interface
    • Audio and video feedback
    • New Classic theme
  2. Snap color contrast checker
  3. New Personalized Learning Designer event based on the course start dates
  4. Snap favorite upgrade
  5. New Snap UX, UI, and Accessibility improvements
  6. Important information about Clean and More themes
  7. Special considerations for vendor plugins
  8. Updated plugins

View the Open LMS 3.6 release notes