Here's everything you need to know about the Blackboard Open LMS 3.2 Maintenance Pack 2 release.

Availability

Release to Production 12 October 2017. The release time depends on your location and time zone:

  • North America, Central America, South America (Virginia, USA datacenter): Clients will be upgraded according to their time zone:
    • Eastern time zone: Thursday, October 12, 2017, 12:30 AM - 2:30 AM EDT
    • Central time zone: Thursday, October 12, 2017, 12:30 AM - 2:30 AM CDT
    • Mountain and Pacific time zones: Thursday, October 12, 2017, 12:30 AM - 2:30 AM PDT
  • South America (Sao Paulo, Brazil datacenter): Thursday, October 12, 2017, 12:30 AM - 2:30 AM BRT
  • EMEA (Amsterdam, NL datacenter): Thursday, October 12, 2017 12:30 AM - 2:30 AM CEST
  • APAC excluding Australia and New Zealand (Singapore datacenter): Thursday, October 12, 2017, 2017, 12:30 AM - 2:30 AM SGT
  • Australia and New Zealand (Sydney, AU datacenter): Thursday, October 12, 2017, 12:30 AM - 2:30 AM AEDT

Downtime will be required for your production and non-production sites during this window.

Non-Production Sites Upgrade Schedule
To improve the quality of the upgrade process and shorten the production upgrade window, non-production (sandbox) sites will be upgraded on Thursday, October 5, 2017, between 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET


New feature

Snap theme Cover Carousel


Plugin reviews and updates

Updates to plugins you currently use will be made available on your site automatically; you do not need to request updates. Plugins you do not use will not be available automatically and you will need to request access to them by submitting a support ticket.

Updated plugins

  • Removed Collaborate Voice Authoring Plugin

Bug fixes and minor enhancements

General Improvement

  • Backport of File API updates from Moodle Core
  • Fixed problem with collapsible media menus when using Atto Editor.
  • Fixed Edit Link clipping when using collapsed topic format with the Boost Theme
  • Fixed "Require passing grade" restriction for activities.
  • Fixed a problem with activity meta data for students enrolled via multiple enrollment methods.
  • Fixed a problem in Conduit for courses whose name only contained numeric characters.
  • Fixed a problem with HTML displaying properly in Advanced Forums when using Atto Editor.
  • Fixed a problem in which the Average Grade was not displaying on the Outcomes Report.
  • Fixed date checker validation for PLD.
  • Fixed a problem with portfolio export in Mahara.

Ally

  • Fixed clickable area in IE11.
  • Improved the file observer efficiency.
  • Improved auto configuration settings.
  • Fixed filter for fonts that have a space in the font name.

Snap

  • Fixed Roboto font import.
  • Fixed bold functionality in the editor.
  • Fixed BB Dashboard and My Courses padding.
  • Fixed large format Lesson Slideshow overlap.
  • Improved efficiency of reset cache for Snap theme.
  • Improved loading animations.
  • Save changes button is now displayed in “adding new page” for page (or file) activity in Single activity course format.
  • Fixed User Tour display location problems.
  • Fixed Multi-language content tags on front page.
  • Removed Print Book link when printing a book is disabled.
  • Fixed a problem displaying a preview of TeX notation.
  • Prevented help popup from rendering off screen.
  • Updated default color schema.
  • Restrict max video size on mobile devices.
  • Fixed support of previous/ next arrows for right to left languages.
  • Fixed date display in personal menu for collab sessions.