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Collaborate Update - Mar 2016

Deployed Friday, March 18

The March release was deployed to all data centers on Friday, March 18. For more details, see the Collaborate Support Bulletin (available in English only).

Here's everything you need to know about the March 2016 release of Blackboard Collaborate with the Ultra experience.

What's new and improved

The March 2016 release is maintenance release. In this release we focused on resolving quality issues to continually improve your experience. Notable improvements include:

  • Increase quality of application sharing when shared from large monitors.
  • Resolved an issue in Chrome where the microphone would appear to be working but audio was not heard by other participants.
  • Resolved an issue where Internet Explorer 11 was not respecting the language setting
  • Additional locale support

Blackboard has confirmed that Freedom Scientific has resolved an issue in the JAWS screen reader where content changes in ARIA live regions were not being announced. The issue was originally reported to Blackboard as chat messages not being announced. This fix is in JAWS version 17.0.1539.

Please see What's Fixed for a complete list of resolved issues.

Tervetuloa! Velkommen! Welcome!

Collaborate with the Ultra experience now supports Finnish and Norwegian as language preferences.

"Welcome" is "Tervetuloa" in Finnish and "Velkommen" in Norwegian.

What's fixed

We resolved many known issues. 

More on resolved issues

Known issues

Rome wasn't built in a day. The following link identifies the known defects and workarounds in Collaborate with the Ultra experience.

List of known issues on Behind the Blackboard (available in English only)

Statements regarding our product development initiatives, including new products and future product upgrades, updates or enhancements represent our current intentions, but may be modified, delayed or abandoned without prior notice and there is no assurance that such offering, upgrades, updates or functionality will become available unless and until they have been made generally available to our customers.