This feature comparison chart can help you with upgrade planning. It summarizes the various Blackboard Learn 9.1 releases that have been made generally available since 2015. To learn more about a feature and how it affects a particular type of Blackboard Learn user, select the feature name and then use your browser's back button to return to this topic, or open the feature topic in a new browser tab or window.

Release Features
  Administrator Instructor Student
Q2 2019 Attendance reporting with Collaborate

New SafeAssign Originality Report

Course role for facilitators

Integrate tools using LTI Advantage

Blackboard SOAP Web Services deprecation

Attendance reporting with Collaborate

New SafeAssign Originality Report

Integrate tools using LTI Advantage

Support for QTI specification

Attendance

New SafeAssign Originality Report

Q4 2018

Cloud storage integration

LTI placement improvements

Outcomes roles based on Institutional Hierarchy

Norwegian language pack

Cloud storage integration

Download annotated PDFs

Delegated grading: Grant reconcile privileges

Grade assignments with the mobile app

Cloud storage integration

Download annotated PDFs

Q2 2018

Learn 2016 Theme

Attendance

LTI tools updates

Attendance

Cloud storage integration

Create recording for feedback

Additional attempts in Anonymous Grading

Attendance

Cloud storage integration

View recording feedback

Clear multiple choice selection

Q4 2017

ARIA Landmarks

Learn 2016 Theme

Crocodoc to New Box View

Email tool recipient permissions

Three Legged OAuth

Discussion Board "Replies to me"

Crocodoc to New Box View

Course availability settings

Course groups in Collaborate

LTI content in courses

Manage third-party applications

Grade Center cleanup

Discussion Board Replies to me

Chemistry notation support

Q2 2017

Learn 2016 Theme

Ally Support

SIS Integration

Outcomes Assessment

Email configuration settings

Drag and Drop Files

Submission Receipts

Ally Support

Drag and Drop Files

Submission Receipts

Ally Support

Q4 2016

Learn 2016 Theme

Dropbox Integration

Drag and Drop Files

Submission Receipts

Reminders

Needs Grading Improvements

Course Activity Overview

Drag and Drop Files

Submission Receipts

Q2 2016

REST API Technical Preview

Java 8

SAML Authentication

Email

VALUE Rubrics

Email

Email
Q4 2015

Goal Performance Dashboard

Grades Journey

PowerSchool SIS Integration

Notifications

Announcements

Email

Discussions

Notifications

Announcements

Email

Discussions

Looking for information on changes in older releases? 

To learn more about each release's features, see the Release Notes for All 9.1 Releases.

Version support

Blackboard offers full support, including patches, for the current generally available release and two releases prior. To learn more about these guidelines, see the Client Support Services Guide (available in English only).