Update April 3rd: Box reported an incident starting at 1:13 PM EDT which impacted New Box View. Users might have seen latency and/or errors while using Inline Grading within the last few hours. The issue has been resolved as of 3:28 PM EDT and service should be fully restored. If you are still seeing any errors or latency, please let me know.
Update March 28th: Box is postponing tomorrow's release to ensure all of the issues we reported are addressed. We will be working with them to get an updated timeline and will provide updates as we know more.
Update March 22: In case you weren't able to attend the 9.1 Office Hours meeting, Box is tentatively planning to release an update on March 29th. We will be testing this release before it is made live to confirm the planned fixes as well as the critical regressions with the last release are fixed. I'll be sharing more information next week, but wanted to give everyone advance notice of the upcoming release.
You've probably seen me responding to New Box issues but I haven't taken the time to fully introduce myself. Some of you may know me from Cumulative Update releases, bug discussions or from our Learn Technical Preview program. If you were an ANGEL client, you might even remember me from Tier 1 Support. I have been with Blackboard for almost 10 years and on the Learn Product Management team for the last 4.5 years.
With Trey's departure last month, I am the new lead with the New Box View integration for Inline Assignment Grading and our partnership with Box, Inc.
After researching the past few weeks, I've put together a list of the most requested features and where we need to go with the feature. Based on feedback, this will help bring New Box View in better alignment with the previous Crocodoc workflows and add additional functionality.
- Sidebar- Summary View- In Progress with Box and targeted for release later in the year.
- Editing annotations
- Re-usable comments/ Comment Bank
- Video based comments and feedback
- Strike-through Annotation Type
- Different colors for highlighting tool
- Different line color and drawing line thickness
- Indication of Comment in Highlighted Text
In addition to this list, there are navigational and display elements that need improving as well to enhance usability and flow. While not considered new features, it's worth noting that these will also be reviewed as we drive roadmap discussions with Box.
Also, as we move forward, I will add that it's never my intention to be vague with release timelines when sharing information. I promise to be open as much as possible with available information. Part of the conversations we're having with Box is improving timeline communication.
Please feel free to leave any additional feedback on this post. Part of the research was reviewing Community site threads, but there is a possibility I have missed some important ideas. I will be at the Office Hours meeting on March 19th at 12 PM ET that Edgar Gonzalez and Mark Burris host to review and discuss feedback as well.
As always, I appreciate the candid feedback and passion around improving this feature so it better fits the needs of users.
Product Manager, Learn