UNI eLearning Suite

Scheduled Maintenance

Saturday, August 15, 2020 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

On Saturday, August 15, 2020 from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. CDT, the Panopto application will be unavailable for maintenance.  During the downtime, you will not be able to access videos on your Panopto site, and any attempts to upload from recording clients will result in a "Server unable to connect" message.

Blackboard Learn Release Notes

Blackboard Learn is usually updated monthly on the first Thursday of the month usually between 3 a.m.-5 a.m. CT. Please visit Blackboard Learn release schedule for specific dates.

 

Release 3800.15.0 - installed August 6, 2020

No new features for our setup/configuration; only a few minor bug fixes.
 

Release 3800.13.0 - installed July 2, 2020

No new features for our setup/configuration; only a few minor bug fixes.
 

Release 3800.11.0 - installed June 4, 2020

No new features for our setup/configuration.
 

Release 3800.9.0 - installed May 11, 2020

The following software bugs affecting Instructors have been fixed:

  • Course Reports: Overall Summary of User Activity report only listed the Guest user in the Access/Date graphic.
  • Adaptive Release: Course content that used adaptive release with groups created an unwanted membership criterion that blocked student access to the content.

Release 3800.6.0 - installed April 2, 2020

Adjust first day of the week in the calendar:

Different global regions have different calendar conventions, including which day displays as the first day of the week. With this release, Blackboard calendars will display the most common convention for the first day of the week based on a user's selected language. Users will be able to see the change in the month and day views of both their overall and individual course calendars.

Release 3800.4.0 - installed March 5, 2020

Course ID displays with Course Name:

In this release, a Course ID now appears with the Course Name in key areas when Ultra base navigation is enabled. Now, users can find their Course IDs on the Courses page of base navigation, in the Calendar, and when copying course content.

Right-to-left language support for Original Courses and Organizations:

In this release, we've added right-to-left language support in Courses and Organizations using the Original Course View with Ultra base navigation. This feature has been highly requested by users in the Middle East.

Edit course image option moved to overflow menu

In this release, we moved the Edit course image option in the tile view on the Courses page. Now, it can be found in the overflow menu at the top-right corner of the course tile.

 

Release 3800.2.0 - installed February 3, 2020

'Needs Grading' setting changed again, but will stick:

With this release, Blackboard Learn will remember instructors’ preferences for the "Show attempts that don't contribute to user's grade" filter on the 'Needs Grading' page. By default, the checkbox is unselected and student attempts that don’t affect grades won’t show on the 'Needs Grading' list. When an instructor changes the setting, Learn will remember the preference across that user’s sessions and courses.

 

Release 3700.16.0 - installed December 5, 2019

No new features; only bug fixes.
 

Release 3700.14.0 - installed November 7, 2019

'Needs Grading' setting changed:

In the 'Needs Grading' tool, there is a setting called "Show attempts that don't contribute to user's grade". Prior to this November 7, 2019 upgrade, that setting's checkbox was "unchecked". This 3700.14.0 release changed that setting to now be "checked" by default. If you allow multiple attempts that require manually grading, you may now see more items listed in the 'Needs Grading' tool. Please visit the Grading multiple attempts help page for more information about this feature.

 

Release 3700.11.0 - installed October 3, 2019

No new features; only bug fixes.
 

Release 3700.9.0 - installed September 5, 2019

No new features; only bug fixes.
 

Release 3700.7.0 - installed August 12, 2019

Updates in the user interface

  • When students open an assessment, the Submit button is disabled until they add content or answer at least one question.
  • When a student or instructor uses Box View in an assignment, it opens by default and displays using more screen space.

 

Release 3700.5.0 - installed July 11, 2019

No new features; only bug fixes.
 

Release 3700.3.0 - installed June 6, 2019

New option to view Course List - Grid View

All users can now view the Courses page as either a list or a grid. The grid view display 'Course Cards' which contain an image that can be customized by the Instructor. Please visit our FAQ for more information. 

Order of Course List flipped - newest courses listed first

Previously, the Courses page listed a user's oldest courses first. The order has been flipped and now the newest courses are listed first. If a user designates any courses as favorites, those courses still appear first in the list.

Release 3800.4.0 - installed March 5, 2020

Course ID displays with Course Name:

In this release, a Course ID now appears with the Course Name in key areas when Ultra base navigation is enabled. Now, users can find their Course IDs on the Courses page of base navigation, in the Calendar, and when copying course content.