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Cumulative Update 2 for Blackboard Learn, 9.1 Q4 2018

Date Published: Jan 09,2019

CategoryProduct:Installs & Configurations; Version:Learn 9.1 Q4 2018 (3500.0.0)
Article No.: 000050040

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Announcement Details:

Blackboard is pleased to announce the availability of Cumulative Update 2 for the Blackboard Learn 9.1, Q4 2018 Release (Build: 3500.0.2-rel.32+19c67cc).

Resolved Issues:

Cumulative Update 2 for Blackboard Learn 9.1, Q4 2018 includes resolution to the following issues:

  • The Ally issue previously reported in Q4 2018 Cumulative Update 1 resulting in stream service interruptions due to Amazon Web Service credentials expiring too often has been resolved.
  • Deleting all Users not Enrolled in any Courses Deletes Every User on the System - Article #50043
  • SAML Max Age Property does not Support Azure - Article #49667
  • GdprExport Command Includes Group Submission Files for All Students  - Article #49918
  • Calculated Formula Question Marked Incorrect Despite Matching the Correct Answer - Article #47127
  • Legacy Content with Backslash in Folder Path Causes Restore Errors - Article #49836
  • Course Content Folder Structure is not Preserved when Uploaded to a Different Course - Article #49162
  • Course ID Link Broken in User Enrollment Page on Firefox - Article #49941
  • Course Menu Background and Text Color Revert After Setting to Default -  Article #50064
  • Error when Grading Group Attempt - Article #49733
  • Excess Database Loads Due to Discussion Board Activity - Article #48717
  • Course Coverage Report Color Key does not Match Graphs - Article# 40283
  • Portfolio Link to Assignment left in PRTFL_TMPLT_USAGE Table After Assignment is Deleted - Article #40893
  • Grades Journey Column Status Changes Unexpectedly after Scheduled Task - Article #49834
  • Grades Journey Approval Work Flow for Merged Courses When Provision Enabled - Article #49835

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.
  • SaaS Flexible Deployment Option (FDO) clients will receive Cumulative Update 4 on Thursday, January 10th to Test environments.  The Production release is scheduled for Thursday, January 24th.

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 2018 CU2 (Build:3500.0.2-rel.32+19c67cc)
If you are a self-hosted client on a Blackboard Learn 9.1 release prior to Q4 2017 you will need to upgrade to at least 9.1 Q4 2017 before you can upgrade to Learn 9.1 Q4 2018 CU2.

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 (Build: 3300.0) > Q4 2018 CU2
  • 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 (Build 3300.0) > Q4 2018 CU2
  • Blackboard Learning System CE 8.0 and Vista 8.0 Licenses: You must be on Service Pack 6 (Build: 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 2018 GA Release Notes and related documentation.

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