July 14, 2016: BB Learn Maintenance

Standard maintenance window is 5:00 – 8:00 AM every Thursday. BBLearn may be unavailable during this window.

Collaborate Ultra Separate B2

What's new in version 1.0

  • There is a new, dedicated Blackboard Collaborate with the Ultra experience Building Block.
  • Connect live and in person with one or all of your students any time you want. 
  • This update brings the power and benefits of the Collaborate with Ultra experience session management interface to your Blackboard Learn courses.
  • Now Instructors have both a dedicated course room and the ability to schedule as many new sessions as they want.
  • The course room lasts for the life of the course. It is turned on by default but can be turned off. 
  • Instructors can view the session attendance report to keep track of participants in their session.

Kaltura B2 

What's new in version 5.0.48

Resolved Issues

  • The issue causing the error: "An error occurred. Contact the System Administrator." when trying to play mashup items has been resolved.

Known Issues

  • Migrated entries may be labelled with a course name.
  • The WYSIWYG with the font/colors/text configuration may not display correctly when editing on some Android devices.
  • The previous BSE does not display long description tooltips.

Limitations

  • The BlackBoard Learn Email Announcement of Kaltura media to an external Email may be sent to a broken link.
  • The full screen display may not work properly on some Android devices.
  • It is not possible to upload captions or thumbnails on mobile devices. 

What's new in version 5.0.47

Resolved Issues

  • The issue causing the migration to fail has been resolved.
  • The issue causing errors when playing media post migration has been resolved.

Known Issues

  • Migrated entries may be labelled with a course name.
  • The WYSIWYG with the font/colors/text configuration may not display correctly when editing on some Android devices.
  • The previous BSE does not display long description tooltips.

Limitations

  • The BlackBoard Learn Email Announcement of Kaltura media to an external Email may be sent to a broken link.
  • The full screen display may not work properly on some Android devices.
  • It is not possible to upload captions or thumbnails on mobile devices. 

Turnitin B2

What's new in version 2.7.0

This version resolves:

  • Added support for Learn Q2 2016. Issue caused by regex version checks
  • Fixed 9999 sync grades Error in copied courses by adding code to update the Lineitem's assessment ID with the new content ID
  • Stopped sync grades throwing an error in a copied course with no students enrolled in Turnitin
  • Fixed error thrown in URL Handler Updater when new Gradecentre columns were added with the Turnitin type applied

What's new in version 2.6.10

This version resolves:

  • Fixed bug causing sorting tools not to load on view assignments by group page.

What's new in version 2.6.9

This version resolves:

  • Fixed bug with getEarliestInstructor method, which could cause an error when students access a submission attempt.

What's new in version 2.6.8

This version resolves:

  • Corrected receipt title on assignment delete page.
  • Updated to faster method of determining instructor on a course during assignment recycle.
  • Fixed issue with feedback file url/encoding (e.g. '+' in filename).

What's new in version 2.6.7

This version resolves:

  • Added confirmation box / spacing to delete assignment link in Turnitin assignments list.
  • Fixed issue syncing grades when a Blackboard assignment exists with the same name as a Turnitin assignment
  • Updated handling of post course copy assignments.

What's new in version 2.6.6

This version resolves:

  • List Assignments page now has option to delete assignment.
  • List Assignments page is now sorted correctly by PKID (Integer).
  • Added support tool to assist in re-mapping of incorrect TII Assignment Content Item to BB Grade Center Column Item mappings.

What's new in version 2.6.5

This version resolves:

  • Feedback filenames are now encoded to allow characters like #
  • Class Title in API calls now has the Blackboard Course pkid appended to address issues with non-unique class titles in Turnitin.

What's new in version 2.6.4

This version resolves:

  • Added Show All button to group view
  • Added additional entitlements to instructor check for use during assignment recycle.
  • Updated UK Turnitin API Url from submit.ac.uk to turnitinuk.com
  • Fixed issue where Turnitin Assignment has the same name as a Blackboard Assignment.

What's new in version 2.6.3

This version resolves:

  • Updated tags in Grade Centre view, which now displays the Blackboard Side-Menu
  • Added plugin version to error page
  • Grade Centre schema is now preserved when accessing / modifying a BB Basic assignment i.e.  If you set a column to use 'Letter' that type will be preserved

What's new in version 2.6.2

This version resolves:

  • Add additional functionality to handle course/assignment recycle when a student is the first to access a Turnitin Assignment after a course copy.
  • Removed unnecessary slash from iframe request URL

What's new in version 2.6.1

This version resolves:

  • Fixed issue where Special Instructions were not displayed with the assignment link
  • Added link to user guides to the plugin configuration page
  • Added function to handle users in 'student preview mode' (functionality is blocked).
  • Updated workflow for copied course / student interaction. Previously if a student accessed a copied course before an instructor had activated it they would receive an error. Now if a student accesses a copied assignment that hasn't been recycled a check will be made for users on the course with Instructor / Teaching Assistant role, or the entitlement to create content items, and if found, will be used to trigger the recycle process, meaning an instructor does not have to go into a copied course and 'activate' all of the assignments.  Note: If no suitable 'instructor' is found on the course then students will still receive an error.

Digication B2

This is an e-portfolio service, part of a pilot program that will be running in the upcoming Fall 2016 term.