Here's everything you need to know about the Blackboard Open LMS 3.4 Maintenance Pack 1 Release.

Availability

Release to production 16 August 2018. 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 timezone:
    • Eastern, Amazon and Newfoundland-Labrador Timezones: August 16 at 12:30 AM - 2:30 AM EDT
    • Central Timezone: August 16th at 12:30 AM - 2:30 AM CDT
    • Mountain and Pacific Timezones: August 16th at 12:30 AM - 2:30 AM PDT
  • South America (Sao Paulo, Brazil datacenter): August 16th at 12:30 AM - 2:30 AM BRT
  • EMEA (Frankfurt datacenter): August 16th at 12:30 AM - 2:30 AM CEST
  • APAC excluding Australia and New Zealand (Singapore datacenter): August 16th at 12:30 AM - 2:30 AM SGT
  • Australia and New Zealand (Sydney, AU datacenter): August 16th at 12:30 AM - 2:30 AM AEST

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, August 9th, 2018, between 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT.

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


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

  • SAML2
  • Snap - Deeper UX support for IntelliCart

Bug fixes and minor enhancements

  • General

    • Fixed a problem where images in front page news section were not being displayed

    • Fixed a problem on Open Grader where message about previously entered grade did not text wrap
  • Collaborate
    • Fixed guest URLs not being available for group sessions
    • UX improvements for guest URL links on group sessions
  • SafeAssign
    • Improved text indication on submission processing on draft assignments.
    • Cron task improvements
  • Ally
    • Performance improvements
  • iAssign
    • Workflow fixes
  • Additional plugin support for GDPR
    • auth/oidcblocks/intelligent_learning
    • blocks/collect
    • auth/oidcblocks/intelligent_learning
    • blocks/collect
    • blocks/samiesurvey
    • blocks/samiereports
    • blocks/samiematerial
    • blocks/samieattendance
    • blocks/xp
    • blocks/notify
    • blocks/template
    • blocks/moodletxt
    • blocks/grade_submission
    • enrol/lmb
    • course/format/grid
    • blocks/sharing_cart
    • blocks/quickmail
    • blocks/gapps
    • blocks/joulesocial