Bb Calendar known issue for October 2014 and beyond - fix or workaround?

Discussion created by tp36301 on Sep 2, 2016
Latest reply on Sep 7, 2016 by tp36301



We more recently received a concerned faculty member that discovered that in our Q4 2015 CU1 9.1 environment that the calendar no sync updates externally.


I have confirmed that is still not working for us.  Has anyone had this complaint since October 2014?  We upgraded from April 2014 which this does not affect and we upgraded in late May to Q4 2015 and only as of this week received any complaints.  The instructor wanted to use this for students and for himself for calendar updates posted in the course like due dates.


Do folks know of any workarounds and does anyone like Joe Feocco or Noelle Stephens know of any plans for this to get fixed in any upcoming release? Maybe the Calendar needs to be be revisited as an Idea, Brad Evans?


Here is the article in detail below on BtBb below.




Toni P.


External Calendar are not Updated from Bb Calendar

Date Published: Jan 14,2015 Category: Planned First Fix Release:Future Reference; Product:My Blackboard; Version:Learn 9.1 Q4 2016,Learn October 2014 (9.1.201410.160373),Learn 9.1 Q4 2015 (9.1.201510.1171621),Learn 9.1 Q2 2016 (3000.1.0-rel.52+991d) Article No.: 000039920


Product: Blackboard Learn

Release: 9.1

Service Pack: Learn 9.1 Q4 2016, Learn October 2014 (9.1.201410.160373), Learn 9.1 Q4 2015 (9.1.201510.1171621), Learn 9.1 Q2 2016 (3000.1.0-rel.52+991d)


Issue Description: When adding events to the calendar in Blackboard that are included in Synchronized calendars, the External Calendar is not updated with the new event.

Steps to Replicate:

  1. Log into Blackboard Learn
  2. Click on My Blackboard > Click on Calendar icon
  3. At the bottom of the page, click on Get External Calendar Link
  4. Copy the URL
  5. Log in to external calendar application(e.g google calendar)
  6. Click on Other calendars[Contextual Menu] > Add by URL
  7. Add calendar using iCal URL from Blackboard
  8. Add event to calendar in Blackboard that is included in synchronized calendars
  9. Go back to Google calendar
Expected Behavior:
The event displays on the external calendar.


Observed Behavior:
The external calendar is not updated with the new event.







Target Release: Future Reference
Patch Available: No