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Learn SaaS releases 3900.15.0 and 3900.17.0: Update on release to client Production and Test/Stage environments

Blackboard Learn SaaS Continuous Delivery v3900.15.0 | Release to Production 3 June 2021
Blackboard Learn SaaS Continuous Delivery v3900.17.0 | Release to Production 1 July 2021

Ultra Experience, Original Experience

We’re updating the information available regarding the Blackboard Learn SaaS 3900.15.0 release to client Production servers, previously scheduled for Thursday, June 3, 2021:

  • The release remains on hold for clients in the US-East-1 region while continuing to work with Rustici on the SCORM issue. We do not have a target release date yet.
  • For institutions that have already received Learn SaaS 3900.15: there will be no further  production upgrades until the SCORM issue has been resolved.
  • For institutions that are still using Learn SaaS 3900.13: production upgrade to 3900.15 will not be performed until the SCORM issue has been resolved.

Two issues were identified during the 3900.17.0 release to test/stage on Tuesday. For the benefit of our clients, we're working on a test/stage update, targeting it for Friday, June 18.

We’ll provide new updates as soon as we have more information.


API updates - 3900.17.0

Blackboard Learn SaaS Continuous Delivery v3900.17.0 | Release to Production 1 July 2021
Ultra Experience, Original Experience

Ability to manage Tool-to-node associations: We’ve made some noteworthy API updates, including:

  • Institutional Hierarchy is used by large Blackboard Learn Clients to enable increased administrator management distribution for campus courses and tool availability. Now APIs users have the ability to manage Tool- to-node associations.

For more information about our Rest Public APIs, please refer to: https://developer.blackboard.com/portal/displayApi


Highlight on bug fixes

Blackboard Learn SaaS Continuous Delivery v3900.17.0 | Release to Production 1 July 2021
Original Experience, Ultra Experience

The bug fixes in this Learn release include:

  • In the Ultra Course View, manual grade columns were lacking a Post All grades button on the Submissions page. A Post All button is now present there for instructors to use. We've fixed the issue.

  • In the Ultra Experience, Ultra Courses, Organizations, and Grades pages went blank on Safari, when the zoom was below 100%. Now, the pages display the courses the user is enrolled in. We've fixed the issue.

  • In the Original Experience, the Content Editor wasn't loading randomly. Now, the Content Editor loads in all use cases. We've fixed the issue.

You can view all maintenance items in Behind the Blackboard. Our Known Issue articles provide information for individual bug fixes, and may include bug descriptions and which Learn versions were affected. You can filter bug fixes by SaaS release for easier navigation. View the 3900.17.0 maintenance issues on Behind the Blackboard.


Course Role Mapping to LTI Context Roles

Blackboard Learn SaaS Continuous Delivery v3900.17.0 | Release to Production 1 July 2021
Ultra Experience, Ultra Course View, Original Experience and Original Course View

Some third-party integrated tools function better when users’ course roles are more specific to the responsibilities they have in their courses. Before, all privileged course users were sent to LTI tools with the context role instructor. Administrators can now edit course roles and choose from a list of LTI Context Roles that may be more appropriate for each.

Default and custom course roles, Original and Ultra courses, and older LTI 1.1 and newer LTI Advantage/1.3 tools are all supported.

To prevent possible disruption for current users, the old default role behavior wasn't changed. Administrators may wish to review all course role configurations after this release, and choose LTI context roles. Any given LTI context role mapping is specific to a course role and will apply to all LTI tools.


Overall grade prompt custom removal

Blackboard Learn SaaS Continuous Delivery v3900.17.0 | Release to Production 1 July 2021
Ultra Experience

In Grading, there is a prompt composed of an image and text that ask users if they want to add an overall grade. This prompt appears always, whether instructors intend to use it or not. This new feature allows users to dismiss the prompt permanently for a course, if they never intend to use an overall grade for it.

Additionally, if instructors dismiss the prompt, they'll still be able to setup the overall grade from the gradebook settings. If the overall grade is already set up, they'll be able to access the overall settings from the gradebook settings.


Percentage option for overall grade

Blackboard Learn SaaS Continuous Delivery v3900.17.0 | Release to Production 1 July 2021
Ultra Experience

This enhancement allows instructors to show the overall grade in a way that best aligns to the method in which they currently teach the class. Instructors can select now between Letter (grade schema) and Percentage. The selection will apply to instructors and students in the overall grade.


Gradebook column grading on/off for attendance

Blackboard Learn SaaS Continuous Delivery v3900.17.0 | Release to Production 1 July 2021
Ultra Experience

With this new feature, instructors can control the visibility of the Attendance columns for students and instructors in the gradebook view, grid and list. They can choose wether they want to use attendance as a grade or not.

While some instructors want or need to track attendance, they don't always need it represented in the gradebook. They can remove attendance columns from the gradebook without affecting the attendance itself.

If instructors want to remove attendance, now they can do so from the attendance settings. Before this enhancement, the option was only available in the gradebook grid.


Group assignment page improvement

Blackboard Learn SaaS Continuous Delivery v3900.17.0 | Release to Production 1 July 2021
Ultra Experience

In the Ultra experience, we've redesigned the group set configuration page to improve UI performance and allow large courses to be more stable.

  • A new functionality allows instructors to paginate through students who aren't currently assigned to a group.
  • The avatar is hidden, to help people with vision impairment to navigate through cards more efficiently.
  • A search bar now makes easy a specific student lookup or helps filter the display of unassigned students by search criteria. The bar shows predicted results and only unassigned students will be displayed.
  • Another new functionality allows users to move to the top of the page when there are enough students shown on the screen.

 


Performance tuning: 1M stack size increment for all SaaS sites

Blackboard Learn SaaS Continuous Delivery v3900.17.0 | Release to Production 1 July 2021
Ultra Experience, Original Experience

SH/MH customers may improve Learn thread’s capabilities, memory wise, by updating the bbconfig.max.stacksize.tomcat property value, within the bb-config.properties file to “1M”. This change will take effect when the instance is restarted and in case threads need the extra piece of memory that is being provided, they will have access to it.


Learn SaaS release 3900.17.0: Delay for release to client Testing environments

Blackboard Learn SaaS Continuous Delivery v3900.17.0 | Release to Production 8 June 2021
Ultra Experience, Original Experience

As part of our commitment to release quality, we’re delaying the Blackboard Learn SaaS 3900.17.0 release to client Testing servers, previously scheduled for Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

We’ll provide more updates as soon as we’ve identified a new target date.


Learn SaaS release 3900.15.0: Delay for release to client Production environments

Blackboard Learn SaaS Continuous Delivery v3900.15.0 | Release to Production 3 June 2021
Ultra Experience, Original Experience

As part of our commitment to release quality, we’re delaying the Blackboard Learn SaaS 3900.15.0 release to client Production servers, previously scheduled for Thursday, June 3, 2021.

  • Issues have been identified with the SaaS Downtime Maintenance Schedule (impacting INTL admins when the system locale is not en_US), and, for a few clients, a SCORM issue.
  • The release has been rolled out for most clients.
  • The release is being held for some clients on the US East Coast.

We’ll provide more updates as soon as we’ve identified a new target date.


Learn SaaS release 3900.15.0 update: Customer Self Service Maintenance Scheduler for Postgres Upgrade

Blackboard Learn SaaS Continuous Delivery v3900.15.0 | Release to Production 3 Jun 2021
Ultra Experience

We try our best to have the highest uptime available for Learn SaaS, but there are often some actions that require we take a customer’s site down to perform maintenance. The database upgrade to Postgres 12.5 is one such upgrade that will require some downtime.

We're releasing a new process to reduce the amount of coordination and communication efforts between clients and Blackboard Support. With this release, we give administrators the control in their production environments to schedule their maintenance window in the administrator panel, and select themselves a date and a time that allows for minimal disruption to their users.

You can learn more detailed information on Behind the Blackboard.


Learn SaaS release 3900.15.0: Update to client Production environments

Blackboard Learn SaaS Continuous Delivery v3900.15.0 | Release to Production 3 Jun 2021
Original Experience

As part of our commitment to release quality, we’re applying an updated version of 3900.15.0 (full release number 3900.15.0-rel.17+fc81d0d) to client Production servers on Thursday, June 3, 2021

Updates in this version include:

  • In the Original and Ultra Experiences, users couldn’t download files attached to Organization discussion boards. Instead, they were redirected to Learn’s front page. We’ve fixed the issue.

Learn SaaS release 3900.15.0: Update to client Test environments

Blackboard Learn SaaS Continuous Delivery v3900.15.0 | Release to Production 3 June 2021
Ultra Experience, Ultra Course View

As part of our commitment to release quality, we’re applying an updated version of 3900.15.0 (full release number 3900.15.0-rel.14+031309f) to client Test servers on Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Updates in this version include:

  • In the Ultra Experience, an admin couldn't set a custom language pack as the default until the system had assigned it an Ultra locale first. This process could take hours, or even days, instead of some minutes. We've fixed the issue and now admins can enable system default.
  • In the Ultra Experience and Ultra Course View, when an automatic zero was set for assignments delivered late, an assignment that was never submitted was just marked as late, without the zero grade. We’ve fixed the issue.

Learn SaaS release 3900.15.0: Update to client Test environments

Blackboard Learn SaaS Continuous Delivery v3900.15.0 | Release to Production 3 June 2021
Ultra Experience, Ultra Course View

As part of our commitment to release quality, we’re applying an updated version of 3900.15.0 (full release number 3900.15.0-rel.11+9c51902) to client Test servers on Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Updates in this version include:

  • In the Ultra Experience and Ultra Course View, when an instructor was grading an assignment, the page refreshed each time when moving between different sections using tab navigation. We've fixed the issue.

Learn SaaS release 3900.15.0: Update to client Test environments

Blackboard Learn SaaS Continuous Delivery v3900.15.0 | Release to Production 3 June 2021
Ultra Experience, Original Course View

As part of our commitment to release quality, we’re applying an updated version of 3900.15.0 (full release number 3900.15.0-rel.9+82a89d6) to client Test servers on Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Updates in this version include:

  • In the Original Experiences, an accessibility issue was present in threads within forums as the Thread Reply, Quote, Edit or Delete buttons were inoperative using the keyboard via the tab, space or enter keys. We've fixed the issue.
  • In the Original Course View, the Last updated time/date stamp in the full grade center view has been removed to improve performance. The upper-right corner of the full Grade Center in an Original Course displayed a time/date stamp indicating the last change by any user. This display caused significant performance issues in courses with large enrollments or when many users graded concurrently, thus it has been removed. If reviewing when changes were made in the Grade Center, you still see this information, including the last update, under Reports > View Grade History.
  • In the Original Course View when base navigation is enabled, when embedding a new Kaltura content item within text, then moving on to the base navigation activity stream and refreshing it, the link would show HTML content and an inactive link instead of providing a proper, readable link to the Kaltura video. We've fixed the issue.

Aspectos destacados sobre las correcciones de errores - 3900.15.0

Entrega continua de Blackboard Learn SaaS v3900.15.0 | Lanzamiento para la producción del 3 de junio de 2021
Experiencia Original, Experiencia Ultra

Las correcciones de errores en esta versión de Learn incluyen lo siguiente:

  • En la experiencia Ultra, cuando se enviaban las notificaciones de secuencia de Ultra a un rol específico y de destino, el anuncio del sistema se enviaba correctamente a los usuarios específicos con ese rol institucional, pero la UI de anuncios del administrador indicaba que la notificación se enviaba a todos, lo cual generaba confusión para los administradores. Corregimos el error.

  • En la experiencia Ultra, en los exámenes, era necesario actualizar manualmente el navegador del estudiante para que pudiera ver los exámenes ocultos por disponibilidad condicional, incluso después de que se cumplieran estas condiciones. Corregimos el error.

  • En las experiencias Ultra y Original, había actualizaciones de software relacionadas con el rendimiento del servidor que provocaban alertas por correo electrónico de los clientes: Los administradores recibían mensajes de correo electrónico de Error al llamar a casa para las actualizaciones de software en los entornos de SaaS. Ya no verán esos mensajes de correo electrónico. Además, como parte de este cambio, se eliminó la columna Estado de actualización de la página Herramientas instaladas para los Building Blocks. Corregimos el error.

  • En la experiencia Original, después de que un usuario de Learn deshabilitaba su imagen de perfil para impedir que los demás la vieran, los otros usuarios aún podían verla, ya que seguía estando disponible públicamente. Corregimos el error.

Consulte todos los elementos de mantenimiento en Behind the Blackboard. Nuestros artículos sobre "Problemas conocidos" brindan información sobre la corrección de errores específicos y pueden incluir descripciones de los errores y las versiones de Learn que se vieron afectadas. Para mejorar la navegación, puede filtrar las correcciones de errores por versión de SaaS. Vea los problemas de mantenimiento de la versión 3900.13.0 en Behind the Blackboard.


Compatibilidad con idiomas de lectura de derecha a izquierda

Entrega continua de Blackboard Learn SaaS v3900.15.0 | Lanzamiento para la producción del 3 de junio de 2021
Experiencia Ultra, Vista del curso Ultra

Blackboard se complace en presentar la compatibilidad total con los idiomas que se leen de derecha a izquierda en Learn Ultra, y de ofrecer esta función a los mercados de habla árabe y hebrea.

En esta versión incluimos lo siguiente:

  • Interfaz de usuario completamente invertida de derecha a izquierda en Ultra, tanto en la navegación básica como en la vista del curso Ultra y en la administración del sistema
  • Mejoras en el editor de texto enriquecido de Ultra para que los usuarios que escriben en idiomas de derecha a izquierda puedan ajustar la dirección de visualización del texto.
  • Compatibilidad con los idiomas árabe y hebreo a nivel de sistema e incorporación de estos idiomas en la vista del curso Ultra

Opción de grabaciones de audio y video en los anuncios

Entrega continua de Blackboard Learn SaaS v3900.15.0 | Lanzamiento para la producción del 3 de junio de 2021
Experiencia Ultra, Vista del curso Ultra

Con esta nueva opción, los profesores ahora pueden insertar grabaciones de audio y video en los anuncios del curso.


Evaluación de los compañeros: notificaciones para los compañeros

Entrega continua de Blackboard Learn SaaS v3900.15.0 | Lanzamiento para la producción del 3 de junio de 2021
Experiencia Ultra

Esta función tiene el objetivo de ampliar las versiones anteriores de la funcionalidad Evaluación de los compañeros. Los estudiantes y los profesores pueden obtener información sobre los cambios pertinentes en las entregas a través del Flujo de actividades. Los profesores reciben notificaciones cuando llegan las revisiones nuevas, y los estudiantes las reciben cuando se califican sus revisiones.


Evaluación de los compañeros: edición por lotes

Entrega continua de Blackboard Learn SaaS v3900.15.0 | Lanzamiento para la producción del 3 de junio de 2021
Experiencia Ultra

Esta función tiene el objetivo de ampliar las versiones anteriores de la funcionalidad Evaluación de los compañeros. Los profesores pueden editar los elementos de la revisión de compañeros por lotes. Pueden ajustar la fecha de entrega de distintos elementos al mismo tiempo, y postergar o adelantar la fecha en un lote determinado.


Mejoras en la eficiencia y el rendimiento del archivado automático del curso

Entrega continua de Blackboard Learn SaaS v3900.15.0 | Lanzamiento para la producción del 3 de junio de 2021
Experiencia Ultra, Experiencia Original

Con esta función, se corrigen los problemas conocidos relacionados con la inestabilidad y se incorporan las siguientes mejoras:

  • Se implementa una red de seguridad para evitar que el archivado de los cursos falle constantemente.
  • Se agregan más fuentes para que los administradores puedan almacenarlas como referencia, en lugar de tenerlas como datos de archivo, para una mayor eficiencia.
  • Se garantiza la habilitación del archivado automático para todos los sitios como parte de cada versión.


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