Community Engagement 10.33

Continuous Delivery 10.33 | Release to Production 20 Jan, 2022
Bug fixes.

Here's what the 10.33 release includes:

  • Enhancements to user experience
  • Bug fixes
  • Backend changes

Enhancements to user experience

Instagram feeds integration

Users can link their Instagram account to show Instagram feeds under activity streams, news, etc. This does not include the capability to send and receive Instagram messages.

Fastlane integration

The branded app users can use the Fastlane integration in BBComms and upload their iOS or Android config data to the AWS secret manager to simplify AppStore or PlayStore validation.

Bug fixes

We have resolved the following issues in this release:

  • Improvised and enhanced security:
    • We fixed cross-site scripting on the HTML by removing all unused files.
    • We handled the hardcoded password and moved the related python files to the database.
    • We removed the value attribute in the password field on the reported HTML form.
  • Social media
    • We fixed the red refresh error issue in social media when a user adds a Twitter handle.
  • Improved account search.
    • We added the bio-information of users in response to the account search API. Users can view the bio-details of the staff.

Backend/DB level changes

  • Expansion chevrons not working on the WCM site.
  • Disabled default access to the parentlink API documentation endpoint.
  • Fixed the database lock issue.
  • Created new API for refresh cached API Keys(secret manager keys).

Technical Requirements

Here are the BBComms End User Technical Requirements. The Blackboard Privacy Policy updated to reflect the Blackboard brand.

Refresh your cache

It's always a good practice to clear your browser cache on a regular basis. Refresh your Cache shows you how to clear your cache in any browser.

Resources and materials

As always, you can find resources and materials related to this release as well as to the many features and functions on the Blackboard Help website. Core Resource & Help Topics, Communication App, and Training — we’ve got the information you need to succeed with your BBComms.