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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
000051822 Learn Ultra If a student uses the VTBE Editor to complete an Assessment, the submission text does not appear in a TXT file in the downloaded ZIP file. Will Not Fix No
000051754 Users & Role Management Learn 9.1 Q4 2019 (3800.0.0), Learn 9.1 Q2 2017 (3200.0.0), Learn 9.1 Q4 2017 (3300.0.0), Learn 9.1 Q2 2018 (3400.0.0), Learn 9.1 Q4 2018 (3500.0.0), Learn 9.1 Q2 2019 (3700.0.0), Learn 9.1 Q4 2016 (3100.0.0-rel.107+401e, SaaS Course Membership filtering by Role supports only the default Roles, and does not support custom roles. Additionally, Course Membership Filtering by Role supports only filtering by the Role Name and does not support filtering by the Role Id of the form exposed in the Course Roles Public API (_1_1). Learn 9.1 Q2 2020 Release <p>SaaS - Fixed (v3800.5.0) No
000051743 Course Tools Learn 9.1 Q2 2020, Learn 9.1 Q4 2019 (3800.0.0), 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 If Discussion Forums are set to Unavailable either by Time and Date Restriction or Availability, the Search Discussion option does not work. Instructors and Admins are able to search each individual Forum, but not at the Top Level. If the Time and Date Restriction is removed or the Forum is made Available, Instructors and Admins are able to search at the Top Level. Future Reference No
000051752 Course Tools Learn 9.1 Q2 2020, Learn 9.1 Q4 2019 (3800.0.0), Learn 9.1 Q2 2019 (3700.0.0), SaaS When an LTI tool is present within a content area or folder within an original course, it only displays the course homepage and the LTI tool itself in the breadcrumbs. Instead, the whole path should be displayed. This means that students cannot navigate back to the last place they were at in the course after using the LTI tool. Future Reference No
000051689 Grade Center Ultra In Ultra Courses, completed attempts are marked as "In Progress" and scored when the Grade Center is downloaded. Functioning as Designed No
000051661 Grade Center Ultra Original courses in an Ultra environment do not display text grades on the Grades page. SaaS - Fixed (v3800.11.0) No
000051748 Reporting Learn 9.1 Q2 2019 (3700.0.0), SaaS The "Student Goal Performance Export" option under the System Admin tab is not loading. 504 Gateway time-out error occurs. Learn 9.1 Q4 2019 Release <p>SaaS - Fixed (v3700.16.0) No
000051784 Reporting Learn 9.1 Q2 2020, Learn 9.1 Q4 2019 (3800.0.0), Learn 9.1 Q2 2019 (3700.0.0), SaaS When a System Administrator runs the "Single User Activity Overview" from the Admin Panel, the report displays negative values for non course activities. Future Reference No
000051758 Content Management, Course Tools Learn 9.1 Q2 2020, Learn 9.1 Q4 2019 (3800.0.0), Learn 9.1 Q2 2019 (3700.0.0), SaaS A User is not able to add a rubric; the option to do so is not available within Artifacts when an Assignment has Delegated Graders. Future Reference No
000051771 Course Tools Ultra When a user submits a file for an Assignment, the file name is changed when the display name is changed. This behavior is present in Ultra. Will Not Fix No

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