Cumulative Update 6 for Blackboard Learn, 9.1 Q4 2017




 
Cumulative Update 6 for Blackboard Learn, 9.1 Q4 2017

Date Published: Dec 05,2018 Category: Product:Installs_and_Configurations_Learn; Version:Learn_9_1_Q4_2017   Article No.: 000049856

Product:  Blackboard Learn

 
Announcement Details: Blackboard is pleased to announce the availability of Cumulative Update 6 for the Blackboard Learn 9.1, Q4 2017 Release (Build: 3300.0.6-rel.49+ecc5c16).

Resolved Issues:

Cumulative Update 6 for Blackboard Learn 9.1, Q4 2017 includes resolution to the following issues:

  • Discrepancy Between Total Number of Hits in Access/Content and Access/Date Sections of the All User Activity Inside Content Areas Course Report - Article #45862
  • Observers can not view Content Created via Add File - Article #47963
  • Quick Learner Feedback Assignment Attachments and Rubric Results in 404 - Article #49421
  • Change Child Course Feature does not Function - Article #49218
  • Last Login Date not Updated for some Users - Article #48600
  • Odd Behavior and Failed to Save Error when Replying to an Anonymous Discussion Board Thread - Article #48234
  • Date Management does not Load when Source Course is Disabled - Article #35699
  • Portfolio Assignment Converted to ZIP for Download only in Assignment Tool Post - Article #49511
  • ActiveMQ Breaks after SaaS Upgrade - Article #49764
  • Editing Quick Learner Feedback Assignment Attachments Results in Broken Link - Article #49598

General Date Privacy Regulation (GDPR) User Report Update

  • The User Report, previously released in Cumulative Update 4, has been updated to include Activity Log and Attendance data.

 Update: Security Fix 

  • Cumulative Update 6 resolved a security issue where a student could access Content Collection items using an existing tokenized URL.  This issue is resolved in all currently supported versions: 9.1 Q4 2018, 9.1 Q2 2018 and starting with Cumulative Update 5 for 9.1 Q2 2017. 

Change Management Resources:

  • Self-hosted clients may download the latest build on the Download Files page.
Before applying the Cumulative Update, please take a system backup and make sure you have a backup plan in place. The installer is run at the command line, using Gradle, Maven, and an installer properties file. This also requires your system to be down for the upgrade/install. Further installation instructions can be found here.
  • Managed Hosting clients may submit a case on Behind the Blackboard to schedule implementation of this release.


Upgrade Paths for Clients Already on Blackboard Learn, Release 9.1

Existing Blackboard Learn, Release 9.1 clients can upgrade from the following versions to 9.1 Q4 2017 CU6 (Build: 3300.0.6-rel.49+ecc5c16) If you are a self-hosted client on a Blackboard Learn 9.1 release prior to Q4 2016 you will need to upgrade to 9.1 Q4 2016 before you can upgrade to Learn 9.1 Q4 2017 CU5.

Upgrade Paths for Clients New to Blackboard Learn, Release 9.1

If you are upgrading from one of the releases listed below, please refer to the Upgrade Center for information to help you plan for this move. There are planning, training, and communication materials available to make this upgrade as smooth as possible. Please reference next steps based on your current release. For those migrating from Blackboard Learn, Release 9.0 or Blackboard Academic Suite, Release 8.0, please ensure you include migrating to a 64-bit environment in your upgrade plans.
  • Blackboard Learn, Release 9.0: The following paths are supported when upgrading from Blackboard Learn, Release 9.0, Service Pack 7 (Build: 9.0.692.0)
    • Release 9.1, Service Pack 9 (Build: 9.1.90132.0) > Service Pack 12 (Build: 9.1.120113.0) > April 2014 (9.1.201404.160205) > Q4 2015 (Build:9.1.201510) > Q4 2016 (Build:3100.0) > Q4 2017 CU6
  • Blackboard Academic Suite, Release 8.0 or lower:The following paths are supported when upgrading from Release 8.0, Service Pack 7 Hotfix 2 (Build: 8.0.494.35) without needing to upgrade to Release 9.0 first.
    • Blackboard Learn, Release 9.1, Service Pack 9 (Build: 9.1.90132.0) > Service Pack 12 (Build: 9.1.120113.0) > April 2014 (9.1.201404.160205) > Q4 2015 (Build:9.1.201510) > Q4 2016 (Build:3100.0) > Q4 2017 CU6
  • Blackboard Learning System CE 8.0 and Vista 8.0 Licenses: You must be on Service Pack 6 (Build: 18.0.6.116) to effectively use course conversion capabilities.
  • Blackboard Learn, ANGEL Edition: You must be on any ANGEL 8.0 or ANGEL 7.4 release to effectively use course conversion capabilities.
If you are a self-hosted client on a release that is earlier than Blackboard Learn 9.1 Service Pack 6, and you also use Oracle, there is a pre-upgrade utility that will minimize your downtime during this upgrade. Please consult the 9.1 Service Pack 6 Release Notes and the Readme for the Pre-Upgrade Utility for Oracle for more information on this utility.

For a more detailed explanation of the all the changes and new features included with this release, please reference the 9.1 Q4 2017 GA Release Notes, previous Cumulative Update announcements and related documentation.