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Blackboard Mobile Web Services Version 94.9.8 Building Block is Now Available

Date Published: Nov 14,2017

CategoryProduct:Learn; Version:Learn 9.1 Q4 2016 (3100.0.0-rel.107+401e,Learn 9.1 Q2 2016 (3000.1.0-rel.52+991d)
Article No.: 000047761


Announcement Details:

Blackboard is pleased to announce the release of the Mobile Web Services Building Block, version 94.9.8, for Blackboard Learn 9.1, Q2 2016 & Q4 2016 Releases.  Version 94.9.8 resolves various issues with the Blackboard and Blackboard Instructor app.

Release Description

Blackboard app
  • Provides support for organization enrollments (requires Blackboard app V3.2)​
  • Resolves issue where students were unable to submit an attempt if the instructor had ignored previous attempts
  • Remedies issue where grades with many integers were displayed in scientific notation
Blackboard Instructor
  • Adds support for users that are enrolled in a course or organization and are assigned a custom role (requires Blackboard Instructor app V1.4)​
  • Resolves issue where group content visibility was incorrectly identified
  • Removes unavailable system level announcements targeted at courses
  • Fixes issue where duplicate messages are displayed in unavailable discussion threads
Known Issues
  • No known issues have been found

Accessing the Build

  • The Mobile Web Services Building Block version 94.9.8 was released through Software Updates on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. This new version will appear as a Building Block update in the Software Updates module within 24 hours.
  • Or from the download page,
Blackboard Mobile strongly recommends that all clients (Self Hosted and Managed Hosting) upgrade the Mobile Learn Building Block.  For recommendations and best practices when upgrading Building Blocks, please see Article #35604 – “Recommended Building Block Upgrade Order and Best Practices”.

Please note that Blackboard services will need to be restarted on each server in the environment in a rolling fashion.

Managed Hosting Clients:
Managed Hosting clients should create a case on Behind the Blackboard to schedule the recommended server restarts after Building Blocks are updated.  To expedite the scheduling process, please include a desired day and time for the restarts to begin.

Note: Version 94.9.8 applies only to Blackboard Learn environments running Blackboard Learn 9.1, Q2 2016 & Q4 2016 Releases.

If you have any questions about upgrading, please submit a support case on Behind the Blackboard.

Release Notes

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