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Release Notes

Blackboard Data Developer Canonical Data Model changes

Continuous Delivery | Release to Production 01 December 2022
Developer, CDM Changes, Data Dictionary

 

Blackboard Learn SaaS CD Releases
Date (YYYY-MM-DD) Status Entry Source Description
2022-12-01 Added Grades Released Ind
CDM_ LMS. GRADEBOOK. VISIBLE_ IND

LEARN. GRADEBOOK_ MAIN. GRADES_ RELEASED

Indicates if a grade was released from a LTI item to the gradebook. If TRUE then grades are available, but VISIBLE_IND defines whether the grades are visible to students.
2022-12-01 Changed Visible Ind
CDM_ LMS. GRADEBOOK. VISIBLE_ IND

LEARN. GRADEBOOK_ MAIN. VISIBLE_ IND

LEARN. GRADEBOOK_ MAIN. VISIBLE_ IN_ BOOK_ IND

This indicator will now consider the VISIBLE_IN_BOOK_IND column to truly represent the visibility of grades to students.

Indicates whether the gradable item is released and visible or not for students and instructors in the Gradebook. If the value is FALSE, the column is hidden from students and may also be hidden from instructors. (Original Course View only)


Blackboard Data Developer Canonical Data Model changes

Continuous Delivery | Release to Production 14 September 2022
Developer, CDM Changes, Data Dictionary

 

Blackboard Learn SaaS CD Releases
Date (YYYY-MM-DD) Status Entry Source Description
2022-09-14 Added Primary Instructor Ind
CDM_LMS.PERSON_COURSE.PRIMARY_INSTRUCTOR_IND

LEARN.COURSE_USERS.DISPLAY_ORDER

If TRUE then this user is the main instructor for the course. If FALSE then this user is not the primary instructor for the course.

Blackboard Data Developer July 2022 Canonical Data Model changes

Continuous Delivery | Release to Production 27 July 2022
Developer, CDM Changes, Data Dictionary

 

Blackboard Learn SaaS CD Releases
Date (YYYY-MM-DD) Status Entry Source Description
2022-07-27 Added End Time
CDM_LMS.COURSE.END_TIME

LEARN.COURSE_MAIN.END_DATE

The date and time a course stops being available for students in the LMS.
2022-07-27 Added End Time
CDM_LMS.TERM.END_TIME

LEARN.TERM.END_DATE

The date and time a term ends in the LMS.
2022-07-27 Added Start Time
CDM_LMS.COURSE.START_TIME

LEARN.COURSE_MAIN.START_DATE

The date and time a course starts to be available for students in the LMS.
2022-07-27 Added Start Time
CDM_LMS.TERM.START_TIME

LEARN.TERM.START_DATE

The date and time a term begins in the LMS.

Blackboard Data Developer May 2022 Canonical Data Model changes

Continuous Delivery | Release to Production 31 May 2022
Developer, CDM Changes, Data Dictionary

 

Blackboard Learn SaaS CD Releases
Date (YYYY-MM-DD) Status Entry Source Description
2022-05-31 Added Due Date Exception
CDM_LMS.PERSON_COURSE.DUE_DATE_EXCEPTION

LEARN.COURSE_USERS.DUE_DATE_EXCEPTION

Blackboard Learn Ultra user due date exception. Null: no due date exception, <=0: unlimited due date exception, >0: limited due date exception with a specified duration in seconds.
2022-05-31 Added Enrollment Time
CDM_LMS.PERSON_COURSE.ENROLLMENT_TIME

LEARN.COURSE_USERS.ENROLLMENT_DATE

Date and time of course enrollment.

2022-05-31 Added Time Limit Exception
CDM_LMS.PERSON_COURSE.TIME_LIMIT_EXCEPTION

LEARN.COURSE_USERS.TIME_LIMIT_EXCEPTION

Blackboard Learn Ultra user time limit exception. NULL: no set time limit exception, 0: time limit exception set to unlimited time limit, 150: time limit exception set to 1.5 times time limit, 200: time limit exception set to 2 times time limit.


Blackboard Data March 2022 Release

Continuous Delivery | Release to Production 15 March 2022
Blackboard Data, Reporting, Developer, Updated Features, New Features

  • The Blackboard Data user interface found at data.blackboard.com has been updated to provide a better experience for first-time users, including introductory information about Blackboard Data and an explanation of the new reports now available. 
  • A new Blackboard Data Developer area contains the existing Settings page for management of the Service account, as well as a convenient link to your Snowflake instance. 

 

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