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    New Box View - tutorials, videos, docs for faculty and students

    smachaje

      Community!

       

      I would like to start a thread to collect tutorial materials you may produce in the Box View for Blackboard.  For now, there may be some resources available directly form Box.

       

      Just to clarify how we got here, Box acquired Crocodoc to compete with Dropbox and they decided to kill the Crocodoc product.  This affects our Blackboard environments.

      2013 acquisition: Box Acquires Crocodoc To Add HTML5 Document Converter And Sleek Content Viewing Experience To Cloud Storage Platform  | …

      EOL: Announcing the New Box View and the EOL of Crocodoc and the Box View API | Box Blog

      Bb docs with Jan 15, 2018 deadline: Inline Grading | Blackboard Help

       

      In the process, Box is also killing their own Box View, while the "New Box View" is what will remain.

       

      Screen Shot 2017-10-14 at 12.01.34 PM.png

       

      So, here are a few sources I identified so far, which can help us understand the features:

      1. Blackboards's screenshot of Crocodoc and New Box View side by side:

      Screen Shot 2017-10-14 at 12.09.35 PM.png

       

      2. Box Developers feature list for New Box View:

      Box Developers | Cloud Content Management APIs

      Annotations section: Box Developers | Cloud Content Management APIs

       

      So, if you are on Saas or get the CU on your system, please reply and share any screenshots, videos, documents, etc to give others a good start.

        • 1. Re: New Box View - tutorials, videos, docs for faculty and students
          pn0054876

          We are on SaaS and I am just waiting for the microservice to pop up in the assignments B2. On our test-server, we have set up a course with eight different assignments and submitted over 20 different types of file submissions. Those that Crocodoc support are annotated as well. The idea here is to see what Box does with files and annotations of previously supported file types but also what it does with submitted audio and video, code files, non-western language texts (arabic and chinese), 3D objects etcetera. I will post as soon I get the answers. What I am most interested in trying out is the media support. From the webinar recording (I couldn't attend), it sounded like Box does the conversion only when there is a call for a particular submission preview - not when the submission is being made. So if a student submits a large video file (according to Box, preview is available for video up to 3.5 hours in length) there is no immediate transcoding on the receiving end (Box), only until the file is called upon. I am wondering how quickly the actual streaming will start in that scenario.

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          • 2. Re: New Box View - tutorials, videos, docs for faculty and students
            smachaje

            Peter Norberg, thanks for following up.  It looks like you may be one of the pioneers with access to the New Box View.  It is exciting to know about the additional file types.

             

            I know we have been using the drawing functionality in Crocodoc, so we may be looking for some workarounds and may need to go back to file re-uploads. 

            This has been a very convenient way for faculty to grade assignments.

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            • 3. Re: New Box View - tutorials, videos, docs for faculty and students
              srichter

              Thanks for starting this thread, Szymon Machajewski. It looks like there are significant differences in how the commenting works. We'll definitely be pulling together some info once we have access, and I'll share it here for anyone who wants to use it.

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              • 4. Re: New Box View - tutorials, videos, docs for faculty and students
                chrisboon

                Thanks for starting this Szymon Machajewski; I captured a few screen shots from the recent Crocodoc to Box Q&A Webinar - I thought these may be of interest:

                crocodoc1.png

                crocodoc4.png

                crocodoc8.png

                crocodoc9.png

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                • 5. Re: New Box View - tutorials, videos, docs for faculty and students
                  smachaje

                  windows-10-cumulative-update-kb3194496-experiencing-installation-issues-508767-2.jpgCumulative Update 4 for Q4 2016 is out!  Time to get the staging areas rolling.

                   

                  https://blackboard.secure.force.com/apex/btbb_articleview?id=kA039000000HENgCAO

                   

                  A long list of fixes.

                   

                  Announcement Details:  Blackboard is pleased to announce the availability of Cumulative Update 4 for Learn 9.1, Q4 2016 Release (Build: 3100.0.4-rel.153+509e24a).

                  All Cumulative Updates for 9.1 Q4 2016 will be using the installer instead of the BbPatch Utility. Please review this entire bulletin for important details regarding installation instructions and contents of this Cumulative Update.

                  Release Highlights

                  • New Box View replacement for Crocodoc functionality
                    Administrators will be able to choose when their Learn instance and users are transitioned to the New Box View service using a new setting available in the Assignments Building Block.  There are several aspects to this work:
                     
                    • Learn work that is applied within core Learn code and the Assignments B2 (completed, available in Q4 2016 CU4)
                    • Box / Crocodoc work that is applied within the external services owned by Box, Inc. (completed, available now)
                    • Blackboard microservice work that serves as middleware between Learn instances and Crocodoc/New Box View (not yet completed)
                  • Crocodoc to New Box View Documentation
                  • Grade display standardization 
                    • This fix brings consistency to grades in Learn Original across a variety of views. Now, all gradebook columns online, download, and in My Grades support up to 5 decimals, are not rounded, and are consistent for Score and percentage display types.
                    • The % symbol has been removed from cells in the offline download file to ensure values are not rounded.
                    • The offline file now includes the primary display format type in the gradebook column header.
                  • Issues Resolved

                  Cumulative Update 4 for Learn 9.1, Q4 2016 includes resolution to the following issues:

                  • A set of security fixes to core features of Learn 9.1. After the issues are released through all supported 9.1 versions through a Cumulative Update or Building Block, a Security Bulletin will be released to provide details on the individual fixes.
                  • Merged Enrollments Created by a Flat File Integration Fail when a LIS Integration Attempts to Update Them - Article # 47240
                  • New Learn Session is Generated via SAML and Shibboleth Login Links - Article # 47089
                  • Errors Occur when Embedding Video Content Items - Article # 46991
                  • Incorrect Coordinates on Hot Spot Questions - Article # 43493
                  • Calendar Building Block Selector Tool does not Filter Results Correctly - Article # 46014
                  • Search Content Collection Module Not Functioning - Article # 45884
                  • Instructors are Unable to see Enterprise Survey Feedback After Upgrade - Article # 45853
                  • Date Management Building Block does not Handle Multibyte Characters - Article # 43666
                  • Reports Never move out of Pending Status in the Reports Archive - Article # 45774
                  • Accessing View Evaluations for a Self/Peer Assessment Before Evaluations are Complete Breaks Student Evaluations - Article # 45768
                  • Error Accessing Needs Grading in Grade Center Where Delegated Grading is Used - Article # 45764
                  • Unable to Reorder Course Menu Items or Contents - Article # 42678
                  • Viewing Multiple Attempts Always Shows First Attempt - Article # 43749
                  • Course Folders get Moved to Recycling Bin when Purging or Deleting a Course with only a Period in its ID - Article # 43746
                  • Control Panel "Quick Links" are Hidden in 2016 Theme - Article # 47263
                  • Past Due Notification in To Do module - Article # 42876
                  • Access Denied Error Occurs when Running Organization Reports - Article # 43699
                  • File Handle Leak in NativeFileSingleton - Article # 43747
                  • Calendar Event Appears on Following Day in Daily and Weekly View when a Due Date is Set to End of Day - Article # 33078
                  • Slow LIS 2.0 Final readResults Processing for Large Courses - Article # 43597
                  • ID for Source not Found Message Generated when Copying Course Materials into a new Course - Article # 43572
                  • ExamSoft not Syncing due to SAML Authentication Enabled Building Block - Article # 43654
                  • Bb Grader does not Connect - Article # 43355
                  • ActiveMQ Statements Stuck Waiting due to DBCC USEROPTIONs - Article # 43520
                  • Analyze Result Report of Enterprise Surveys Continuously Loads - Article # 43421
                  • SCORM Item Throws "Fatal Error has Occurred Communication with the Server has been lost" Error - Article # 43357
                  • Restricted Menu Edit Permission Prevents Course Menu Reload - Article # 43342
                  • Student Preview has Differing Permissions from Student Users for WebLink Tool - Article # 43298
                  • Changing Wiki Character Limit through the MaxInputSize in Safe HTML Policy does not Work - Article # 43292
                  • Display Dates Cannot be Manually Entered for Content Items - Article # 43290
                  • Editing User Notification Settings Throws Null Pointer Exception - Article # 43297
                  • Weighted Grade of Offline Gradebook is Incorrect and does not Match Grade Center - Article # 43285
                  • User Activity Overview Report Running Indefinitely - Article # 43283
                  • Unable to Update Building Blocks via Software Updates - Article # 43221
                  • Administrators Cannot view Shared or Share Other Users Portfolio - Article # 43142
                  • Error when Manually Logging out with SAML Authentication Configured for Azure - Article # 43130
                  • OptionalData for Assignment Type Items not Created Using Grades Journey - Article # 43123
                  • Anonymous Grades not Displayed in My Grades - Article # 42821
                  • Course Roles Lose their Customization During Upgrade - Article # 43054
                  • Cannot Reorder Grade Center Columns - Article # 42677
                  • User Activity in Forums Report does not load with Large Course Enrollments - Article # 42041
                  • The Activity Accumulator Incorrectly Records Access to Content Folders When Only the a Content Area is Visited by Students - Article # 42014
                  • Observer Eye-Glasses Tooltip not Updating to Reflect Name of Currently Observed - Article # 41297
                  • User Enterprise Survey Analysis Report Using Comparison Shows Incorrect Question Response Summary Pie Chart - Article # 41140
                  • High Number of Enrollments Causes Increases in Course Announcement Load Time - Article # 40578
                  • Spellcheck Flags Corrected Words or Parts of Words as Misspelled and does not Refresh - Article # 39998
                  • External Calendar are not Updated from Bb Calendar - Article # 39920
                  • Daily Scheduled Reports fail with NullPointerExeception Error - Article # 39820
                  • Outcomes Collection Grabbing Data from Courses not part of Term Selection - Article # 39610
                  • Institutional Hierarchy Node Association Missing - Article # 38497
                  • Error when Copying a Course Containing Earned Achievements - Article # 38436
                  • Merged Courses are not Updating the User Role from Guest to Student with SIS Runs - Article # 37925
                  • Course Term End Date Times are Different when Created in the Learn GUI vs Created Using SIS Framework - Article # 35131
                  • Reports do not Display Results when Survey Reports are Created as a Scheduled Reports - Article # 27812
                  • Performance issue processing enrollments via SIS due to xml parsing of content items - Article # 47381
                  • FullTextIndexUpdateTask creates heavy Xythos locking and prevents course access - Article # 47380
                  • Upgrade for FullTextIndex in Development - Article # 42500
                  • Calendar Displays Course Events to Unenrolled Users - Article # 47483
                  • Access Log Entries are Incorrect and do not Match bb-access-log - Article # 43669

                   

                  Updated Building Blocks

                   

                  Building BlockVersion
                  Grade Journey2.9.19
                  Pearson MyLab-Mastering3.201.2016040601
                  VitalSource Bookshelf3.101.201604475
                  Partner Cloud1.7.2016041311
                  Mobile94.9.7
                  Collaborate Ultra3100.0.4-rel.49+62f3c32
                  Collaborate3100.0.4-rel.60+1e0f106

                      

                  Resolved issues in Mobile B2 (94.9.7):

                  • Blackboard app  
                    • Improves logging of events into the activity accumulator for analytics reports
                    • Resolves issue where course grades were unavailable if the “My Grades” tool link was hidden
                  • Blackboard Instructor
                    • Resolves issue where the indicated visibility of the assessment by the student was incorrect
                    • Resolves issue where some imported courses were not accessible by the instructor
                    • Fixes issue where some hidden discussion boards were displaying a blank page
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                  • 6. Re: New Box View - tutorials, videos, docs for faculty and students
                    tp36301

                    Thanks for sharing and reminding about this.  I have bumped our Staging instance to 10/28/2017 to get the update with MH.

                     

                    I am surprised that with this amount of fixes that these were the only integrations being updated. 

                     

                    Would Inline Grading be updated to a newer version then beyond this list?

                     

                    Cheers,

                     

                    Toni P.

                     

                    Building BlockVersion
                    Grade Journey2.9.19
                    Pearson MyLab-Mastering3.201.2016040601
                    VitalSource Bookshelf3.101.201604475
                    Partner Cloud1.7.2016041311
                    Mobile94.9.7
                    Collaborate Ultra3100.0.4-rel.49+62f3c32
                    Collaborate3100.0.4-rel.60+1e0f106
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                    • 7. Re: New Box View - tutorials, videos, docs for faculty and students
                      pn0054876

                      I am sure you've already seen it, but the microservice deployment has been pushed to november 5:th. So, still waiting patiently....

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                      • 8. Re: New Box View - tutorials, videos, docs for faculty and students
                        gc0045333

                        Hi Peter

                         

                        Can you tell me where you received that information on the microservice not being deployed until 5th November?

                        • 9. Re: New Box View - tutorials, videos, docs for faculty and students
                          ta0042817

                          Its on the inline grading page that Blackboard has:

                           

                          https://community.blackboard.com/external-link.jspa?url=https%3A%2F%2Fhelp.blackboard.com%2FLearn%2FAdministrator%2FHost…

                          right now it says:

                          • Learn work that is applied within core Learn code and the Assignments B2—completed and available
                          • New Box View/Crocodoc work that is applied within the external services owned by Box, Inc.—in progress, expected completion 11/5/17
                          • Blackboard microservice work that serves as middleware between Learn instances and Crocodoc/New Box View—in progress, expected completion 11/5/17
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                          • 11. Re: New Box View - tutorials, videos, docs for faculty and students
                            mdeeprose

                            Not a tutorial as such but thought some might like to see the first comms we are doing about our upgrade to 2016 Q4 CU4 and plans for migrating to new box view:

                            https://elearn.southampton.ac.uk/blackboard/update-2017-12-18/

                            This was not an easy message to make clear and understandable.  I'm have a very bad feeling about the transition to new box view.

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                            • 12. Re: New Box View - tutorials, videos, docs for faculty and students
                              gw0046349

                              Matt, you are on the ball!  It made me tired just reading your hard work... We discuss this at our Blackboard stakeholders meeting tomorrow.

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                              • 13. Re: New Box View - tutorials, videos, docs for faculty and students
                                af0055432

                                Thank you very much Matt, I'm watching your journey intently, we're still scrambling to find a time to apply this CU.

                                • 14. Re: New Box View - tutorials, videos, docs for faculty and students
                                  mdeeprose

                                  Here is a query (taken from the mailing list long ago) to list bb courses that have assignments.

                                   

                                  select distinct course_contents.crsmain_pk1, course_main.course_id, course_contents.web_url from course_contents join course_main on (course_main.pk1 = course_contents.crsmain_pk1) where course_contents.cnthndlr_handle = 'resource/x-bb-assignment'

                                   

                                  We will be using this to identify courses to direct extra messaging to as we get closer to the time for transition.

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