Original Release Notes 3000.4.0

Version 1

    Reports on student activity - Tests

    Continuous Delivery v3000.4.0 | Release to Production 24 June 2016
    Original Course View, Ultra Course View, Flexible Deployment Q4 2016

    The new Student Activity report displays details of when each student opened, started, and submitted a test in both Original and Ultra courses. The page also displays their grades on the test. And in Ultra Course View, instructors can send a message to an individual student from the Student Activity page. Instructors have the option to view the data visually using Chart View or in a traditional text layout in Grid View.

    In Original courses: Select the Content tab, then navigate to a test and select the arrow to the right of its name. Choose Student Activity.

    In Ultra courses: Access Student Activity data from the Course Content page. Hover over a test and select the bar chart icon labeled Student Activity.

    This is the first of many future releases of a dual-panel feature. The feature generally looks and functions the same whether you are working in an Original or Ultra course.

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    Learn 2016 Theme for improved mobile experience

    Continuous Delivery v3000.4.0 | Release to Production 24 June 2016
    Original Experience, Flexible Deployment Q4 2016

    This release includes a new theme for the Original experience that provides a more modern look and feel. Most importantly, the Learn 2016 theme significantly increases the responsiveness of the interface for small devices.

    The theme also incorporates elements from the new Blackboard design language including color, fonts, and spacing, for greater consistency between Blackboard Learn, Collaborate Ultra, and the Bb Student app. Finally, the theme improves the responsiveness of Original courses in the Ultra experience.

    The Learn 2016 theme replaces the Learn 2015 theme in the theme manager. We do not recommend using the 2015 theme with the Original experience, regardless of deployment type. The new Learn 2016 theme is intended for use with the Original experience.

    Important notes:

    • Institutions retain the option to customize the login page in the Original experience.
    • The course menu navigation collapses automatically on small devices (less than 768 pixels wide). Users open the navigation menu to make a new selection; then the menu collapses again, in order to maximize screen space for content and tools.
    • Modules on tabs or a course module page will shrink to size on larger devices; on smaller devices, columns will collapse to a single column and the modules will stack.
    • Instructors cannot use course themes with the Learn 2016 theme, because they are not responsive.
    • The theme cannot present content responsively if the content itself isn’t responsive. Content authored with the Content Editor must be authored responsively in order for it to conform to a mobile device. For example:
      • Images should be added and displayed at 100%, rather than as fixed pixel sizes.
      • Tables used to organize or present content should be avoided, since they typically have specified cell and table sizes that won’t work with mobile devices.

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    Pearson MyLab & Mastering Building Block

    Continuous Delivery v3000.4.0 | Release to Production 24 June 2016
    Building Block, Original Experience, Ultra Experience, Flexible Deployment Q4 2016

    The Building Block, v3.201.201602007, is preinstalled and available to all clients on SaaS Standard deployments.

     

     

    Cengage Building Block

    Continuous Delivery v3000.4.0 | Release to Production 24 June 2016
    Building Block, Original Experience, Ultra Experience, Flexible Deployment Q4 2016

    The Building Block, v1.101.201602307, is preinstalled and available to all clients on SaaS Standard deployments. It is turned off by default.

     

     

    Wiley Plus Building Block

    Continuous Delivery v3000.4.0 | Release to Production 24 June 2016
    Building Block, Original Experience, Ultra Experience, Flexible Deployment Q4 2016

    The Building Block, v2.001.201602531, is preinstalled and available to all clients on SaaS Standard deployments. It is inactive by default.

     

     

    Bookshelf by VitalSource

    Continuous Delivery v3000.4.0 | Release to Production 24 June 2016
    Building Block, Original Experience, Ultra Experience, Flexible Deployment Q2 2016

    The Building Block version 3.101.201602448 is preinstalled and available to all clients on SaaS Standard deployments and clients on the 9.1 Q2 2016 release. It is available by default.

     

     

    McGraw-Hill Building Block

    Continuous Delivery v3000.4.0 | Release to Production 24 June 2016
    Building Block, Original Experience, Ultra Experience, Flexible Deployment Q4 2016

    The Building Block, v2.3.2016020053, is preinstalled and turned on by default for all clients on SaaS Standard deployments.