Ultra Release Notes 3100.0.0

Version 2

    Freeform tests and student responses

    Continuous Delivery v3100.0.0 | Release to Production 2 December 2016
    Ultra Course View, Flexible Deployment Q4 2016

    With this release, instructors can now create tests without questions. Instructors can add text to which students can respond.

    An instructor can:

    • ask for attached files
    • while grading, view the student's freeform response at the bottom of the test but not assign a grade

    A student can:

    • enter free form text as the response to the test
    • attach files
    • see their freeform response with no grade specifically associated with it

     

     

    Collaborate integration - Group conversations

    Continuous Delivery v3100.0.0 | Release to Production 2 December 2016
    Ultra Course View, Flexible Deployment Q4 2016

    Now students can use Blackboard Collaborate to communicate with real-time video conferencing directly from their group assignment in an Ultra course.

    To be able to use this feature, you must make Collaborate Ultra available for the course, and instructors will need to enable class conversations in the group assignment.

    New icon set

    Continuous Delivery v3100.0.0 | Release to Production 2 December 2016
    Original Experience, Ultra Experience, Flexible Deployment Q4 2016

    In this release, there is a new icon set for use in courses and organizations, and cancel/submit buttons will always pin to the bottom of the page regardless of device.

     

     

    Course activity reports

    Continuous Delivery v3100.0.0 | Release to Production 2 December 2016
    Original Experience, Ultra Experience, Flexible Deployment Q4 2016

    The Course Activity Overview report has been updated to improve the experience for larger enrollment courses. Instructors can filter the report and break down the calculations of student activity by course groups. Administrators can access the Course Activity Overview report in either Original or Ultra experience, but instructors can only access the report in course that use the Original Course View.

    More on course reports