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Via Collaborate


Review of new features and "hiccups" in 3700.14.0 shared.

Collaborate recording link: Bb Collaborate 


Discussion included:

JDK 11

Merge next SaaS UG with the BB ANZ User Group (The calendar invites will be updated accordingly)

Via Bb Collaborate 

Wade Fields, Emma Stephens, and Brianna Penney asked for feedback on unavailable students in Ultra Course View

Wade Weichel shared information on JAVA 11 plans.  

This is one you will want to watch!

Via Collaborate

Discussion included:

1. Update on JAVA 11

2. Automatic notifications

3. New Account lock-out coming in in 3700.14.0

Via Bb Collaborate  - 


Discussion on Activity Stream Notifications

Link to the Collaborate recording:


Bb Collaborate 



Link to the Collaborate recording:


Bb Collaborate 

Apologies for the delay, link to the recording of the call that took place on September 18 while I was on annual leave.


Bb Collaborate 

Via Collaborate

Discussions about the Assignment tool in original course view and Ultra course view in the web interface and on the app.  A document outlining the differences will be shared later.

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Julia Miller provided an update of the new inline grading tool called Re:Mark

Technical Preview of Re:Mark is planned for March 2020 and current plan is to include:

RE:Mark - Blackboard's Inline Grading solution is planning to offer by March 2020:

Inline Grading for the Assignments tool in both original course view and Ultra Course View

One will be able to:

  • grade using either the web interface or the Instructor app
  • draw using a stylus or electronic pencil device (Apple Pencil)
  • create comment boxes
  • duplicate comment boxes
  • draw and place arrows
  • duplicate arrows
  • erase last created annotation


Supported file types will include: 

  • Microsoft® Word (DOC, DOCX)
  • Microsoft® PowerPoint® (PPT, PPTX)
  • Microsoft® Excel® (XLS, XLSM, XLSX)
  • PDF

Via Collaborate

Discussion on the Matching question bug found in 3700.9.0 and currently available in 3700.11.0

Also, information about Matching and Multiple Choice/Answer question type having information "hard-coded" for only students view, no instructor view.

Files illustrating both will be posted in our SaaS Virtual Group area.

Via Collaborate

Discussion on how schools are using Blogs, Wikis and Journals

Collaborate recording: Bb Collaborate 


Thanks everyone for joining today's user group call, I am glad to see the group gaining momentum with more and more new participants joining!


For the next meeting each participate is asked to do some homework!  Please check how Wikis, Journals and Blogs are used at your institution and share your update during the next meeting.  You can check today's recording, jumping to 4:20 for the details on the homework assignment.


Last but not least, I will be on annual leave for a couple of weeks and unable to join the next two calls.  Lloyd Powell has offered to chair the meetings while I am away and to post the recordings on the community website.