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SP 11 Features

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Record From Webcam (Video Everywhere)

First released in November 2012 as a standalone building block, this capability is bundled in Service Pack 11. The capability of Record from Webcam (Video Everywhere) is part of the Content Editor Building Block. Once installed and activated, a new icon called Record from Webcam is added to the content editor that controls your webcam. When activated, users can record video and upload it directly to their personal YouTube accounts as a private video. The feature provides the ability for faculty and students to record a video on the fly using a webcam and have it seamlessly embedded in course materials, interactions, and feedback through the content editor. In addition, the feature allows users to reuse previously recorded videos by choosing from their own library of videos.

This feature is bundled in SP 11 but is also available as a standalone building block in SP 10 and higher.

WCAG 2.0 WAI-AA Conformance (Accessibility)

Blackboard is fully committed to ensuring that our platform contains no barriers for users with disabilities and is both usable and accessible by everyone, regardless of age, ability, or situation. Blackboard was issued a conformance statement by Deque Systems that states Blackboard Learn 9.1 Service Pack 11 is in conformance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Priority AA. This is a global standard.

Security Fixes

Service Pack 11 contains the security fixes described below:

  • The "Global Safe HTML Filter Security Control" was previously called the "Global Cross-Site Scripting Security Control" - This is a pre-existing filter in the system and has been renamed to prepare for other security improvements. Security vulnerabilities are resolved in this release when the "Global Safe HTML Filter" is properly configured and set to the strictest setting. As a reminder, Blackboard recommends customers ensure the "Global Safe HTML Filter" Security Control is enabled and set to the appropriate settings. These controls are properly configured by default in this Service Pack and designed to neutralize user-controllable input before it is placed in output used by the application.
  • Safe HTML Filter for the Content Editor Building Block - Users can enter HTML in Blackboard Learn wherever the content editor appears, including blogs, journals, wikis, and the discussion board. To make HTML entered by users safer, this building block shifts filtering from the previous "Global Safe HTML Filter" to the open-source security library from the Open Web Application Security Project's AntiSamy API. This new API ensures "user-supplied HTML/CSS is in compliance within an application's rules." System administrators can tailor the HTML tags and attributes allowed on their Blackboard Learn instance based on their organization's risk tolerance level. Blackboard Learn ships with a secure-default HTML policy file.

Mobile Browser Support for Mashups

Changes in how mashups are processed allow them to now play on mobile devices via a web browser. Media-rich learning can happen anywhere students can access Blackboard Learn.