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Maintenance Release Updates: Nov 2013

Most of the Building Blocks included in this update were released with 9.1 Service Pack (SP) 14 GA and are backwards-compatible to 9.1 SP 13, 9.1 SP 12, and in two cases 9.1 SP 11.

Release Information

Launch Date: November 12, 2013

Requirements and Dependencies

These Building Blocks have no dependencies. As a result, the Building Blocks can be installed individually to best meet your institution's needs. These updates also have no dependencies on cumulative patches. Each Building Block is listed with its version, followed by the issues resolved in the update.

Supported Platforms

Blackboard Learn 9.1 SP 11 (Build: 9.1.110082.0) Retention Center and SCORM
Blackboard Learn 9.1 SP 12 (Build: 9.1.120113.0) Admin Console, Visualization, Assessment, Calendar, Content Editor, CX-Angel, Grading, Item Analysis, My Grades, Retention Center, SCORM, and Self-Peer Assessment
Blackboard Learn 9.1 SP 13 (Build: 9.1.130093.0) Admin Console, Visualization, Assessment, Calendar, Content Editor, CX-Angel, Grading, Item Analysis, My Grades, Retention Center, SCORM, and Self-Peer Assessment
Blackboard Learn 9.1 SP 14 (Build: 9.1.140152.0) Admin Console, Visualization, Assessment, Calendar, Content Editor, CX-Angel, Grading, Item Analysis, My Grades, Retention Center, SCORM, and Self-Peer Assessment

Admin Console 10.2.1030639 and Visualization 1.21038100

The Admin Console works in conjunction with the Visualization Building Block. Both should be installed.

  • The Admin Console shows graphs after a restart with the Visualization Building Block installed.
  • No thread dumps are collected unless a performance issue occurs and the system is stable.

To learn more about the Admin Console, see Admin Console. To learn how to install Building Blocks, see Install Building Blocks.

Assessment 10.1.1043226

  • Quizzes are responding quickly when changing questions in Internet Explorer 9.
  • Test description appears inside assessment. 

To learn more about Assessment, see Tests, Surveys and Pools. To learn how to install Building Blocks, see Install Building Blocks.

Calendar 2.2.1042740

  • For instructors and administrators enrolled in a large number of courses, the calendar displays without any errors.
  • The course calendar now loads in a course when the Course ID contains more than one period (.).
  • The date format has been corrected when using Korean language pack.

To learn more about calendar, see Calendar. To learn how to install Building Blocks, see Install Building Blocks.

Content Editor 11.1.1042765

  • Formatting and images display correctly in courses migrated from Vista/CE8.
  • Video Everywhere is working for students when inserted as a thumbnail.
  • Embedded audio does not auto play.
  • The URL is embedded in the content item when using the Insert/Edit Embedded Media window.

To learn more about Content Editor, see Content Editor. To learn how to install Building Blocks, see Install Building Blocks.

CX-Angel 9.2.11032848

  • SCORM content is converted when importing an ANGEL course into Learn.
  • Course content files for ANGEL converted courses show folder names.

To learn how to install Building Blocks, see Install Building Blocks.

Grading 9.4.1042998

  • Custom Smart View returns correct results if the Course ID contains underscores.
  • Grade Center displays grades without errors.
  • If disabled users exist in the course without an attempt for a test, the test results appear for all students.

To learn more about grading, see Grading. To learn how to install Building Blocks, see Install Building Blocks.

Item Analysis 9.3.1029805

  • Correct difficulty percentage calculation in Item Analysis Report with Question Sets. Difficulty % does not have 0% when there are attempts and not over 100%.

To learn how to install Building Blocks, see Install Building Blocks.

My Grades 9.2.1037521

  • Hidden columns on Grade Center are not shown to students on My Grades.
  • When a grade attempt is cleared, the assignment name is listed in My Grades but is not a link.

To learn more about My Grades, see My Grades. To learn how to install Building Blocks, see Install Building Blocks.

Retention Center 1.4.1054019

  • Performance issue EWS' insert runs as scheduled and completes.
  • Retention Center rules and alerts list each student only once.
  • Retention Center Building Block installs successfully.
  • Retention Center works with custom language packs.
  • Early warning rules do display for courses associated with terms.

To learn more about using Retention Center, see Retention Center. To learn how to install Building Blocks, see Install Building Blocks.

SCORM 2013.1.1042137

  • SCORM configuration is saved.

To learn how to install Building Blocks, see Install Building Blocks.

Self and Peer Assessment 14.0.1043247

  • An "Invalid page access for course" error no longer displays when selecting grade details for Self and Peer Assessment when Show Evaluation Results to Submitter is False.
  • Rounding score is leading to correct percentage in Self and Peer Assessment.

To Learn More

To learn more about Self and Peer Assessment, see Self and Peer Assessment

To learn how to install and activate Building Blocks, see Install Building Blocks.