Web Community Manager 2018 Release 6 (2.27)

Continuous Delivery 2.27 | Release to Production October 2018
Bug fixes

Here is what the 2018 Product Release 6 (2.27) includes:

  • Bug fixes and resolved issues

Resolved Issues

  • Image: accent Image URL field truncating at 90 characters when pasting-in relative URL.
  • Table app: for pages with a layout having more than one column, the last table on that page was forced into mobile view.
  • Content moderation: "Send for Approval" button was appearing in two situations when it should not.
  • Calendar: events pushed to collection show in new calendars added to workspace that has been deleted from collection.
  • Dashboard stream: headline accent images are getting set to a width of 300px in the stream

Technical Requirements

Here are the Web Community Manger 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 help.blackboard.com website. Core Resources, Hot Help Topics, Apps Showroom, Training and Creative—we’ve got the information you need to succeed with your Web Community Manager website.

Bug Fixes

New updates for Ally customers

Continuous Delivery Ally 1.19.4 | Release to Production 25 September, 2018
Updated features

The latest release of Ally (v. 1.19.4) contains bug fixes and other improvements that may apply to your product. Visit the Ally 1.19.4 release notes to learn more. Don't have Ally? Learn more about Ally.

Updated Features

New updates for Ally customers

Continuous Delivery Ally 1.19 | Release to Production 28 August, 2018
Updated features

The latest release of Ally (v. 1.19) contains bug fixes and other improvements that may apply to your product. Visit the Ally 1.19 release notes to learn more. Don't have Ally? Learn more about Ally.

Updated Features, Integrations

New updates for Ally customers

Continuous Delivery Ally 1.17 | Release to Production 2 August, 2018
Updated features

The latest release of Ally (v. 1.17) contains bug fixes and other improvements that may apply to your product. Visit the Ally release notes to learn more. Don't have Ally? Learn more about Ally.

Updated Features, Integrations

Web Community Manager 2018 Release 5 (2.26)

Continuous Delivery 2.26 | Release to Production July 2018
Updated features, Bug fixes

Here is what the 2018 Product Release 5 (2.26) includes:

  • Headlines & Features app improvement
  • Bug fixes and resolved issues

 

Updated Features, Bug Fixes


Web Community Manager 2018 Release 4 (2.25)

Continuous Delivery 2.25 | Release to Production June 2018
Updated features, Bug fixes, Minor enhancements

Here is what the 2018 Product Release 4 (2.25) includes:

  • Calendar improvement
  • Accessibility improvements
  • Bug fixes and resolved issues
Updated Features, Bug Fixes

New updates for Ally customers

Continuous Delivery Ally 1.16.2 | Release to Production 23 May, 2018
Updated features

The latest release of Ally (v. 1.16.2) contains bug fixes and other improvements that may apply to your product. Visit the Ally 1.16.2 release notes to learn more. Don't have Ally? Learn more about Ally.

Updated Features, Integrations

Web Community Manager 2018 Release 3 (2.24)

Continuous Delivery 2.24 | Release to Production May 2018
Updated features, Bug fixes, Minor enhancements

Here is what the 2018 Product Release 3 (2.24) includes:

  • Calendar updates
  • Table app improvements
  • Bug fixes and resolved issues
Updated Features, Bug Fixes, Minor Enhancements

Web Community Manager 2018 Release 2 (2.23)

Continuous Delivery 2.23 | Release to Production April 2018
New Features, Updated features

Here is what the 2018 Product Release 2 (2.23) includes.

  • Disable self registration
  • Improvements to social media sharing
  • Updates to SAML certificates
  • Updates to Blackboard Ally widget
  • Closed caption file option with the Premium Video App
  • CERC help content migration to help.blackboard.com
Updated Features, New Features

Web Community Manager 2018 Release 1 (2.22)

Continuous Delivery 2.22 | Release to Production February 2018
New Features, Updated features

Here is what the 2018 Release 1 (2.22) includes.

  • Continuous integration with Blackboard Ally
  • Calendar upgrades
  • Resolved issues
New Features, Updated Features

Ally 1.12 | Release to production 20 December, 2017

Updated Features, LMS Integrations, Web Community Manager Integration

Web Community Manager (WCM) integration

The Ally integration for Web Community Manager (WCM) is now available. WCM is distinct from Ally’s other integrations, as WCM is a content management system that is mostly used by K-12 schools and districts in the US.

In the first release of the Ally - Web Community Manager integration, Ally provides the ability to check the pages and embedded media in a WCM instance for accessibility issues, and generates an accessibility report similar to the LMS institutional report. Instructor feedback and alternative formats are on the roadmap for future releases.

More on Ally in Web Community Manager

WYSIWYG content reporting

Ally 1.12 introduces the ability to check content created in the LMS (through the text/WYSIWYG editor) for accessibility issues, and includes this data in the institutional report.

This allows Ally to review a significantly larger part of the LMS content, and is a first step towards providing alternative formats and instructor feedback for this content.

This feature is currently only available for Instructure Canvas. Blackboard Learn, Moodle, and Blackboard Open LMS require additional APIs and/or push notifications to support this feature. Those teams are working hard on this additional functionality, and we are hoping to enable WYSIWYG content reporting for Blackboard Learn, Moodle, and Blackboard Open LMS as soon as possible.

Additional language support

Ally is now available in these languages.

  • German
  • Italian
  • Turkish

Availability in these languages includes the Ally interface, as well as the alternative formats (including the audio format).

Ally 1.12 was originally going to include the ability to post alternative descriptions for images provided through the instructor feedback back into the LMS, and we have been working with all of you to make the required API permission updates. However, not all institutions have been able to make these permission changes in time. Therefore, the feature has not been enabled yet, as we didn’t want to introduce any risk over the holidays. The current plan is to enable this feature during the first week of January.

More on permission updates

New Features, Blackboard Learn Integration, Canvas Integration, Blackboard Open LMS Integration, Web Community Manager Integration, Academic Effectiveness

Web Community Manager 2017 Release 5 (2.21)

Continuous Delivery 2.21 | Release to Production December 2017
New Features, Updated features, Integrations

Here is what the 2017 Product Release 5 (2.21) includes.

  • Blackboard Ally for Web Community Manager
  • Resolved issues
New Features, Updated Features, Integrations

Web Community Manager 2017 Release 4 (2.20)

Continuous Delivery 2.20 | Release to Production October 2017
New Features, Updated features

  • New Sign-in With Google Login
  • Cloud Storage Dropbox Integration
  • Page Editing Experience Enhancements
  • Dashboard Personalization Enhancements
  • Paging For Apps With Many Records Enhancements
  • Added support for SAML for Active Directory Federation Services ADFS4.0
New Features, Updated Features

Web Community Manager 2017 Release 3 (2.19)

Continuous Delivery 2.19 | Release to Production July 2017
New Features, Updated features

  • Legacy WYSIWYG Editor Upgrade
  • Cloud Storage Integration
  • New Image Editor
  • Page Editing Experience Enhancements
  • Dashboard Enhancements
  • On-screen Alerts Enhancements
  • Section Recycle Bin Enhancements
  • New PassKeys
New Features, Updated Features

Web Community Manager 2017 Release 2 (2.18)

Continuous Delivery 2.18 | Release to Production April 2017
New Features, Updated features

  • Update to Google Custom Search
  • New page editing experience now available
  • Integrated Dashboard supports student accounts and includes all assignments by class
  • User Management lets you see where a user can edit
  • New PassKeys have been added to the library: Bb Classroom, SkyCentral Community Engagement Engine
  • New Section Recycle Bin to house deleted sections until permanently deleted or restored
  • Email addresses in the Staff Directory app and About Teacher app will be obfuscated to protect them from being harvested by bots
  • File Library App enhanced to link to the file from the title and now opens PDFs in the browser
  • A link to download the file has been added to the Document Viewer app
  • LDAP Group Cross Reference supports searching for Group DNs
New Features, Updated Features
Updated Features