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CDU Update November 17 Meeting

Posted by bsearle Nov 15, 2016

Hosting - Bb Managed Hosted, Diamond Client

Environments - Production, Staging and Test

Current Release – Bb Learn 9.1 Q4, 2015 (upgrade complete Nov 4-5)

Next Upgrade – planned for 2017, release to be determined


Bb License -  Community, Content Management System, Mobile Learn, Mosaic, Social Profiles and Tools, Blackboard Portfolios, Blackboard IM, Bb Collaborate (Original/Ultra), Bb A4L, SQL Reporting Services, Pyramid Analytics, VoiceThread


A4L Upgrade from release 4.3.1 to 4.3.2

Confirmed for mid-November 2016

The release highlight includes;

•          New reporting capability in SQL Reporting Services (SSRS)

•          Rebranded integrated Bb Learn Reports (Ultra style)

•          Reporting performance improvements


Other Building blocks/plugins/LTI tools include -


Explorance (Student Evaluation)


Accreditation Data (Custom B2)       

Log in As

Basic LTI


Bb Collaborate Original

Respondus LockDown Browser (pilot)

Bb Collaborate Ultra Experience (pilot)


Under Review

Your Tutor (pilot Summer Semester)

SIS Framework

Online Proctoring