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Welcome to the Feature Updates & Enhancements for Learn SaaS


Welcome to the Feature Updates and Enhancements for Learn SaaS page! This page is intend to reinforce the great information being shared on our other sites into one centralized location. Our goal is to give you the best experience possible in your SaaS environment and to keep you up to date about is coming and what we've released over time.


We know there can be some confusion in the terms that we use. In order to help with this, we are clarifying what certain terms mean on this page:

  • 'Original' - The Learn look and feel you are used to seeing but now it is in our SaaS environment.
  • 'Ultra' - The new SaaS only interface. This includes both the Ultra Experience and Ultra Course View.
    • 'Ultra Experience' - The is the new left navigation bar.
    • 'Ultra Course View' - The brand new, modern, fully responsive courseroom view.
  • 'SaaS' - Software as a Service aka 'the cloud. Your blackboard instance is centrally hosted on Amazon Web services.
    • For more information on SaaS deployment please go to this page
  • 'Release versions' - Blackboard Learn release versions are based on the way the product is hosted. Since we are focusing on SaaS for this page, our release numbers are categorized with numbering conventions like 3200.0.0. The fifth digit changes with each monthly version past the base version. Example: 3200.5.0 is the fifth month after the 3200 release came out.