New Release! 3200.4.0 Original

Version 2

    New Release! 3200.4.0 Original

    Highlights include:

    • Discussion Board "Replies to Me"
      Keeping up with large Discussion Board forums is easier by giving participants a count and filter to just look at new replies from others to posts made the participant.
    • New Bb Student Download Module
      A new module entitled “Download Blackboard's Student App Today” has been added, which helps students discover and download the Bb Student app. The module includes links to the Apple, Android, and Windows app download locations.  While the module is available by default for users to add to personalized tabs, it is not added to any tabs automatically. Administrators can use standard tab and module configuration to present the module on appropriate student tabs or to restrict the module entirely.
    • REMOVED - User overlay
      The first-time user overlay pane was removed to improve accessibility and the mobile web experience.
    • Ally – Support for files attached with Content Editor
      Ally, an optional solution for improving accessibility of course materials, is updated to support files attached in the Content Editor. Presently this support is limited to certain content types such as “Item.”  Instructors will see accessibility scores for these attachments, students can download more accessible alternative versions of those files, and administrators will be able to report on the collective accessibility of these additional files.
    • LTI 2.0 Technical Preview
      Partners, customers, and Blackboard can use the LTI 2.0 specification to create solution integrations that are accessible from various access points in both the Ultra and Original experiences. Specifically, the LTI 2 registration (tool proxy) services are supported along with the results service for returning scores to the gradebook. Other LTI services and specifications including Content Item messages and Gradebook services (formerly Rich Outcomes) are not supported at this time.
    • LTI 2.0 Technical Preview
      Partners, customers, and Blackboard can use the LTI 2.0 specification to create solution integrations that are accessible from various access points in both the Ultra and Original experiences. Specifically, the LTI 2 registration (tool proxy) services are supported along with the results service for returning scores to the gradebook. Other LTI services and specifications including Content Item messages and Gradebook services (formerly Rich Outcomes) are not supported at this time.
    • Course Copy improvements for LTI links

    During course copy, the source course ID and content ID are tracked and the parameters are passed along with the launch in the respective history parameters. LTI 1.1 tool providers able to process this additional data can reconcile links so they no longer break. Export/import scenarios may also be improved in some circumstances.

    • Maintenance and Miscellaneous updates

    Please check the full release notes or Behind the Blackboard for details.