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What's New in Bb Student

See what we've been up to! Find out what's new in the latest release of Bb Student.

Version 2.9.4 released 3/1/17

  • General bug fixes
  • Accessibility bug fixes

Version 2.9.3 released 1/26/17

  • Improved accessibility

Version 2.9.2 released 12/22/16

  • Bug fixes on all platforms
  • Improved accessibility
  • Large session support for up to 250 participants in Collaborate

Version 2.9.1.1 released 12/19/16

Android
  • Bug fixes

Version 2.9.1 released 12/1/16

iOS

  • Various improvements and fixes.

Android

  • Various improvements and fixes.

Windows

  • In Collaborate sessions, you can set your avatar and let other know when you're away.
  • Fixed issue where some users were unable to share files in Collaborate sessions.

Version 2.9.0.1 released 11/21/16

Android

  • Performance improvements.
  • Fixed issue where some students were unable to attach files to assignments.

Version 2.9 released 11/1/16

Support for Arabic and Hebrew for iOS, Android, and Windows devices.

iOS

Fixed issue where some users were unable to join Collaborate sessions.

Windows

Resolves issue where some students were unable to log in.


Version 2.8 released 10/3/16

Collaborate improvements. In Collaborate with the Ultra experience, you can enjoy an easier entry workflow on your mobile device. For iOS and Android, you can set your avatar and let others know when you’re away during Collaborate sessions.

Hidden courses. For all platforms, information for hidden courses is no longer visible in Grades and Activity Stream. Due to a performance issue, Due Dates still shows hidden course's information at this time.

New language. Language support now includes Irish.

Android

  • Fixed issue where some linked documents were not being rendered.

Windows

  • Presenters and moderators can now share files in Collaborate sessions.

Version 2.7 released 8/26/16

Various improvements and bug fixes were implemented for iOS, Android, and Windows. An issue where some users were unable to hide courses was resolved.


Version 2.6.1 (Windows 10) released 8/11/16

Bb Student 2.6.1 offers native Windows 10 support and improved performance, quality, and reliability on this platform. Bb Student 2.6.1 includes the same features as the Windows 8.1 version. Going forward, new Bb Student features will be built for Windows 10 only. Current features will continue to work on Windows 8.1, but no new features will be added.


Version 2.6 released 8/1/16

Breakout groups in Collaborate with the Ultra experience are supported in all platforms.

iOS

  • Various improvements and bug fixes

Android (released as 2.6.2)

  • Improved HTML content viewing
  • Various bug fixes

Windows

  • Fixes issue where users were not able to edit their profile photo

Version 2.5 released 6/30/16

iOS

  • Ability for moderators to record Collaborate sessions
  • Variety of bug fixes

Android

  • Resolves issue with linked documents not rendering properly
  • Various stability improvements

Windows

  • Resolves issue with media files not rendering properly
  • Collaborate stability improvements and bug fixes

Version 2.4 released 5/17/16

Discussions are now available! Quickly view and reply to course discussion activity.

Hide and show courses. You can manage which courses show in your Current course list. Scroll to the bottom of your course list. Tap the box to select which courses you want to hide.

iOS

  • Resolves issue where instructor and student avatars did not appear
  • Fixes bug where feedback button was constantly shown

Android

  • Resolves various crashes

Windows

  • Resolves issue on tablet where HTML was not properly rendering in content items
  • Fixes issue where avatar could not be modified

Version 2.3 released 4/5/16

Push notifications have arrived! Bb Student will keep you up to date and let you know when a test is coming up or is overdue. Curious about how you did on your last exam? You’ll also get notifications when new grades are posted.

Norwegian and Finnish languages are now supported.

iOS

  • Various stability improvements

Android

  • New Feature! Record sessions in Collaborate with the Ultra Experience within the app (moderator role only).
  • Improved support for HTML in course content items
  • Increased PDF support
  • Fixes crash when adding files from OneDrive/Google Drive

Windows

  • Improved support for HTML in course content items

Version 2.2 released 3/8/16

Collaborate with the Ultra Experience

iOS and Android users have new capabilities in Collaborate with the Ultra experience. You can enjoy activity notifications, navigate multi-page documents, and use the status bar to quickly get back into sessions when multi-tasking.

Profiles

For all devices, you can now change your profile avatar and view profile tiles that show which school you attend.

iOS

  • Fixes issue where Dropbox accounts could not be changed
  • Resolves issue where uncategorized grades were not shown
  • Resolves session cookie issue when launching LTI links
  • Faster loading of course content
  • Scrollable title bar for long file names in courses

Android

  • Resolves issue where uncategorized grades were not shown
  • Faster loading of course content
  • Scrollable title bar for long file names in courses

Windows

  • Resolves issue where uncategorized grades were not shown
  • Scrollable title bar for long file names in courses
  • Faster loading of course content

Version 2.1 released 1/5/16

Bb Student is now available in over 21 languages, including English, Chinese, Dutch, Italian, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish. See the release notes for a complete list.

Students in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Australia, and parts of the Asia pacific region can download the app.


Version 2.0 released 12/3/15

Bb Student 2.0 is here! You’ve asked and we’ve listened.

  • Connect your cloud accounts such as Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive. You can now use your cloud-connected accounts to easily submit documents for class assignments!
  • Collaborate in iOS and Android. Collaborate with the Ultra experience provides real-time video conferencing that allows you to share files, chat, and use an interactive, virtual whiteboard on the go!

iOS Improvements

  • Improved save and submission workflows for assignments and tests
  • Resolves crash when accessing video files in an assignment

Android Improvements

  • Increased support for HTML in content items
  • Improved save and submission workflows for assignments and tests
  • Resolves crash when accessing video files in an assignment

Windows Improvements

  • Fixes single sign on authentication crash
  • Improved save and submission workflows for assignments and tests

Version 1.3 released 11/4/15

  • Now available in Latin America. Students in Latin America can download Bb Student and use it to access their content, grades, and assignments.
  • Support for Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese languages.

Version 1.2 released 10/8/15

iOS Improvements

  • Fixes issues with single sign on authentication (CAS/Shibboleth).
  • Improved error handling and messaging.
  • Resolves crash when saving an assignment with attachments.

Android Improvements

  • Updated support for PDF attachments.
  • Improved error handling and messaging.

Windows Improvements

  • Resolves crash when refreshing Due Dates.
  • Improved error handling and messaging.

Version 1.1 released 8/17/15

  • Support for Canada. Students in Canada can now download and use Bb Student to access their content, grades, and assignments.
  • Due Dates. Students can see a long term view of upcoming assignments and tests across all of their courses. Work is color coded by course and grouped by day and week to provide a clear understanding of what’s due.

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