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Learn SaaS Test/Stage Environments: Nov 12, 2019 (v3700.16.0) Update (Continuous Delivery)

Date Published: Nov 13,2019

CategoryPlanned First Fix Release:SaaS - v3700.16.0; Product:System Infrastructure; Version:SaaS
Article No.: 000051621
Blackboard Learn
Release Date:
Nov 12,2019


An updated release for version 3700.16.0 for Learn SaaS (Continuous Delivery) will be applied to Test/Stage environments on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. This will be released to Production on December 5, 2019. 

Course-level group sets
To further support effective teaching and learning, we’ve enhanced the functionality of the Groups workspace for the Ultra Course View. With this release, instructors can create course-level group sets and align them to discussions, tests, and assignments. Within an Ultra course, select Course Groups from the Details & Actions menu. Create a new group set and save. In the settings panel of a discussion, test, or assignment, select Assign to groups. Then select your group set from the Group students menu.

Grade pill color
In the Ultra Course View, the color of the grade pill visually communicates grades/marks to students and instructors. While effective in many instances, we’ve received feedback from some Ultra early adopters that grade color can have an adverse effect on student well-being. We first introduced the ability to turn off grade pill color in the Blackboard App, and with this release we’re bringing this functionality and flexibility to Learn. Administrators can visit Course Settings > Grade Pill Colors in the Administrator Panel to disable grade pill colors.

Text update for Multiple Answer questions
In previous versions, the prompt for Multiple Choice questions differed from that of Multiple Answer questions. This difference offered an unintentional clue to students when a question had more than one correct answer. Based on feedback from the community, including St. Mary's College, we've made the prompt consistent across Multiple Choice and Multiple Answer question types.

Please review the release notes here:
   Release Notes for Learn SaaS
Continuous Delivery Learn SaaS Release Schedule:
    Release Schedule     

Top Issues

Article Number Component Service Pack(s) Issue Description Target Fix Release Patch Available
000051488 Grade Center, Extensions Learn 9.1 Q4 2019, Learn 9.1 Q2 2019 (3700.0.0), SaaS When using Grade Transfer in the Grade Journey B2, grade columns are not always visible. Future Reference No
000051487 Content Management, Course Tools Learn 9.1 Q4 2019, Learn 9.1 Q2 2018 (3400.0.0), Learn 9.1 Q4 2018 (3500.0.0), Learn 9.1 Q2 2019 (3700.0.0), SaaS Enterprise Survey responses with no points do not display as receiving 0 points as described in the Question Creation Page. Future Reference No
000051486 Course Tools, Grade Center Learn 9.1 Q4 2019, Learn 9.1 Q4 2018 (3500.0.0), Learn 9.1 Q2 2019 (3700.0.0), SaaS The Attendance Tool values are causing confusion.  It appears as if the tool cannot differentiate between points and percentage (the percentage mark displays by average attendance even when points number is displayed).  The indicator displays as if points are percentages even when points are selected. Future Reference No
000051483 Grade Center Learn 9.1 Q4 2019, Learn 9.1 Q2 2018 (3400.0.0), Learn 9.1 Q4 2018 (3500.0.0), Learn 9.1 Q2 2019 (3700.0.0), SaaS The Grade Information Bar in the Grade Center incorrectly displays '0 attempts need grading' when there are attempts that need grading. This behavior occurs when the "Include in Grade Center Calculations" setting is not checked. Future Reference No
000051481 Communication Tools, Course Tools, Notifications SaaS The "New Activity" icon appears in the Ultra course outline, but it does not appear in the Discussion section of the course. Future Reference No
000051480 Course Tools SaaS Users cannot use the screen reader to identify the Instructor name(s) for a course when viewing courses in Ultra Base Navigation. Users can tab to the class name and then to the Instructor(s) link(s), but the screen reader does not pick up or read the names. Future Reference No
000051734 Content Management SaaS Users receive a "site can't be reached" error when attempting to download assignment file submissions. SaaS - Fixed (v3700.16.0) No
000051477 Grade Center Learn 9.1 Q4 2019, Learn 9.1 Q2 2019 (3700.0.0), SaaS Rubrics are displaying grades with 5 decimal places, even if all of the places are not needed. Functioning as Designed No
000051476 Users & Role Management, Installs & Configurations SaaS In testing with Turnitin, it appears that when 2 courses are merged, the student preview user in the child course becomes disabled, but is still available in the system.  When attempting to load a Turnitin assignment inbox, the membership fails to initialize.  SaaS - Fixed (v3700.16.0) No
000051470 Users & Role Management Learn 9.1 Q2 2019 (3700.0.0), SaaS The Facilitator Role is launching as the Learner role. This can be tested using an LTI 1.0 tool. Learn 9.1 Q4 2019 Release <p>SaaS - Fixed (v3700.14.0) No

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