We're continually striving to improve Blackboard Connect 5 for your higher education and government communication needs.
Check out these release notes to review the latest changes.
Effective June 30, 2020, Blackboard will discontinue support of the data integration tool SIS Central.
Some Blackboard clients use SIS Central to integrate student data from PowerSchool into the Blackboard Connect mass notification system. Blackboard has chosen to discontinue SIS Central to consolidate data integration services and provide customers with better support.
What does this change mean for SIS Central users?
Data integration isn't going away, and nothing is changing in the immediate future. Blackboard will share other ways to integrate data with the Connect mass notification solution later this year. This change is part of our commitment to bring clients the best products and integrations. Please reach out to your Customer Success Manager with any questions or concerns.
Does this impact Blackboard Mass Notification clients?
No. This change only impacts Blackboard Connect clients if they use the SIS Central integration.
February 2019 Release (5.22.7)
Release date: 19 February 2019
Welcome to your upgraded Connect 5 mass notification product! This release includes fixes to an issue and an update to OpenMarket API.
- We've updated Deact report API to point to new OpenMarket API
The following issue has been fixed in this release.
- Fixed an issue where editing words flagged by email editor spellcheck causes apostrophes to convert to HTML tag '
What's New in Review
|Release Date||What Was New|
|January 2019 Release 5.22.6||
This release includes fixes to a few issues and updates to Singlewire API.
|December 2018 Release 5.22.5||
|October 2018 Release 5.22.4||
This release includes fixes to several issues and updates to IPAWS and Twitter.
The following issues have been fixed in this release.
June 2018 Release 5.22
This release includes fixes to several issues and upgrades to weather alert and Facebook.
|June 2017 Release 5.21||This release includes a completely redesigned Login page, providing a clean, simple login process. Connect 5 not only has a new interface, but the internal system performance has been improved to make the system more efficient. This release also includes an enhancement for the text/SMS feature. The system will display a visible warning when the text is over the character limit.|
|March 2017 Release 5.20||This release includes internal system performance updates to make the system more efficient. The release also includes to requested enhancement to improve overall user experience.
|February 2017 Release iOS Sender App version 1.28)||This release fixed all the remaining iOS bugs and HTML email issues.
|December 2016 Release (5.19)||This release improves the deactivation process and increases the SMS throughput, plus includes other enhancements to improve overall user experience.
Contact API Improvements
User Interface Improvements
Discontinuation of XO Connect Page
|September 2016 Release (5.18.1)||This release included the following additions to our TCPA product changes and an additional enhancement widely requested from our customers.
|August 2016 Release (5.18)||
This release included product enhancements related to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act’s July 2015 ruling. Visit the TCPA Resource Center for links to webinars, TCPA documents, and more information.
Also included are other enhancements to improve overall user experience.
Connect for Teachers Enhancements