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Mobile Web Services

Blackboard Learn 9.1
Blackboard Learn SaaS Continuous Delivery
Original Experience, Ultra Experience, Building Blocks

The Blackboard Mobile Web Services Building Block enables users to connect to their courses through Blackboard's mobile applications: Blackboard app and Blackboard Instructor. The latest version of the Mobile Web Services Building Block is 94.9.12. Check these links for the best available version for your installation.

Mobile Web Services release notes for all versions


Blackboard Open Content available in Content Market

Blackboard Learn 9.1 October 2014 and later
Blackboard Learn SaaS Continuous Delivery v3200.6.0 | Release to Production 23 June 2017
Ultra Experience, Original Experience, Building Blocks

Blackboard Open Content is now available as a content partner in the Content Market for both Original and Ultra experiences in Blackboard Learn.

With this release, instructors using Blackboard Learn can launch directly from the Content Market into Blackboard Open Content to create, share, and discover rich educational content from a global network of instructors and leading OER providers.

Additionally, instructors can launch directly from the Content Market into the partner channel for CK-12 and Curriculum Pathways to discover and add content to their courses.

More on the latest Open Content release


Collaborate Building Block

Blackboard Learn 9.1 October 2014, Q4 2015, Building Blocks| Release to Production 08 May 2017

We have updated the Blackboard Collaborate Building Block to address a number of issues regarding large enrollments, recording pullback, course room behavior, and more.

More on the Collaborate update


Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Building Block

This release is a maintenance release. In this release we focused on improving internationalization support and assorted bug fixes identified after the initial 1.0 release.


Collaborate Building Block

Blackboard Learn 9.1 October 2014, Q4 2015, Building Blocks
Blackboard Learn SaaS Continuous Delivery v3100.0.0 | Release to Production 18 November 2016

We have updated the Blackboard Collaborate Building Block to address a number of issues regarding large enrollments, recording pullback, course room behavior, and more.

More on the Collaborate update



Accessibility updates

Blackboard Learn 9.1 Q4 2015

Discussion Boards: Forum descriptions are read on the Create Thread page. This improves accessibility for users with screen reader technologies.

More on Accessibility

Assessments: When creating a hot spot question, an Image Alternate text box is now available. This improves accessibility for users.

Assessments for Instructors | Assessments for Students

Content Editor: The default heading size for all of the embedded headings has been increased so they are properly read in both the view and edit state in the Content Editor.

Content Editor for Administrators | Content Editor for Instructors | Content Editor for Students


Announcement Date Restriction Default

Blackboard Learn 9.1 Q4 2015

When creating an announcement, "Not Date Restricted" is now selected by default.


Browser Support

Blackboard Learn 9.1 Q4 2015

Learn 9.1 now supports the Microsoft Edge browser. Some new browser releases no longer support NPAPI plugins. Without these plugins, some Learn features may not render correctly.

More on browser support



Escaping Special Characters

Blackboard Learn 9.1 Q4 2015

When a user uploads a file to Learn and the filename contains special characters (such as / \ : ? * " < > | ), the system replaces the special character with an underscore ( _ ).


Goal Performance Dashboard

Blackboard Learn 9.1 Q4 2015

A competency-based education Building Block to map goals to courses within Learn. The Goal Performance Dashboard evaluates evidence of competencies individually, allowing for true measurement of mastery.

More on Goal Performance Dashboard


Grades Journey

Blackboard Learn 9.1 Q4 2015

Grades Journey integrates your institution's Student Information System with Learn. Grades Journey allows you to exchange grade information between two separate systems.

More on Grades Journey


HTML5 Support

Blackboard Learn 9.1 Q4 2015

The Content Editor now supports HTML5 Audio and Video playback in Chrome and Edge browsers.


Language Packs

Blackboard Learn 9.1 Q4 2015

This release includes new language packs for Thai (th_TH) and Malay (ms_MY) languages.


PowerSchool SIS Integration

Blackboard Learn 9.1 Q4 2015

As part of the innovative classroom, SIS Central two-way integration is now available for PowerSchool customers who license Blackboard Learn 9.1 October 2014 release or higher.

With this release, Blackboard’s SIS Central will provide bi-directional integration between all Blackboard Learn deployment options and the PowerSchool Student Information System. The Blackboard Learn PowerSchool Integration provides a hands-free, seamless synchronization of users, classes, enrollments, assignments, and grades between Blackboard Learn and PowerSchool.

More on SIS Central

Read the full SIS Central release notes for Q4 2015


WebEQ Conversion

Blackboard Learn 9.1 Q4 2015

ANGEL and WebCT Vista packages will convert WebEQ match equations to WIRIS.