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Blackboard Basic Release Notes

You can find the latest version of this plugin by following this link.

2.7.1

2016/09/29 - Important: If upgrading from v2.5.28 or lower, after installation you must configure the API URL option in the Building Block configuration page.
 

  • In view by groups, column sorting fixed for grade and similarity

  • Updated role check so that content/course builder can no longer access the instructor inbox

  • Grades are now synced when accessing an attempt in student view.

    • This also has the effect of ensuring the paper_id parameter is never empty, which in previous versions could cause an Object ID missing error.

2.7.0

Important: If upgrading from v2.5.28 or lower, after installation you must configure the API URL option in the Building Block configuration page.
 

  •  Added support for Learn Q2 2016. Issue caused by regex version checks

  • Fixed 9999 sync grades Error in copied courses by adding code to update the Lineitem's assessment ID with the new content ID

  • Stopped sync grades throwing an error in a copied course with no students enrolled in Turnitin

  • Fixed error thrown in URL Handler Updater when new Gradecentre columns were added with the Turnitin type applied

2.6.10

Important: If upgrading from v2.5.28 or lower, after installation you must configure the API URL option in the Building Block configuration page.

 

  •  Fixed bug causing sorting tools not to load on view assignments by group page.

2.6.9

Important: If upgrading from v2.5.28 or lower, after installation you must configure the API URL option in the Building Block configuration page. 

 

  • Fixed bug with getEarliestInstructor method, which could cause an error when students access a submission attempt.

2.6.8

Important: If upgrading from v2.5.28 or lower, after installation you must configure the API URL option in the Building Block configuration page. 

 

  • Corrected receipt title on assignment delete page.

  • Updated to faster method of determining instructor on a course during assignment recycle.

  • Fixed issue with feedback file url/encoding (e.g. '+' in filename).

2.6.7

Important: If upgrading from v2.5.28 or lower, after installation you must configure the API URL option in the Building Block configuration page. 

 

  • Added confirmation box / spacing to delete assignment link in Turnitin assignments list.
  • Fixed issue syncing grades when a Blackboard assignment exists with the same name as a Turnitin assignment
  • Updated handling of post course copy assignments.

2.6.6 

Important: If upgrading from v2.5.28 or lower, after installation you must configure the API URL option in the Building Block configuration page. 

 

  • List Assignments page now has option to delete assignment.
  • List Assignments page is now sorted correctly by PKID (Integer).
  • Added support tool to assist in re-mapping of incorrect TII Assignment Content Item to BB Grade Center Column Item mappings.

2.6.5

Important: If upgrading from v2.5.28 or lower, after installation you must configure the API URL option in the Building Block configuration page. 

 

  • Feedback filenames are now encoded to allow characters like #
  • Class Title in API calls now has the Blackboard Course pkid appended to address issues with non-unique class titles in Turnitin.

2.6.4

Important: If upgrading from v2.5.28 or lower, after installation you must configure the API URL option in the Building Block configuration page.
 

  • Added Show All button to group view
  • Added additional entitlements to instructor check for use during assignment recycle.
  • Updated UK Turnitin API Url from submit.ac.uk to turnitinuk.com
  • Fixed issue where Turnitin Assignment has the same name as a Blackboard Assignment.

2.6.3

Important: If upgrading from v2.5.28 or lower, after installation you must configure the API URL option in the Building Block configuration page.
 

  • Updated tags in Grade Centre view, which now displays the Blackboard Side-Menu
  • Added plugin version to error page
  • Grade Centre schema is now preserved when accessing / modifying a BB Basic assignment i.e.  If you set a column to use 'Letter' that type will be preserved

2.6.2

Important: If upgrading from v2.5.28 or lower, after installation you must configure the API URL option in the Building Block configuration page.
 

  • Add additional functionality to handle course/assignment recycle when a student is the first to access a Turnitin Assignment after a course copy.
  • Removed unnecessary slash from iframe request URL

2.6.1

Important: If upgrading from v2.5.28 or lower, after installation you must configure the API URL option in the Building Block configuration page.
 

  • Fixed issue where Special Instructions were not displayed with the assignment link
  • Added link to user guides to the plugin configuration page
  • Added function to handle users in 'student preview mode' (functionality is blocked).
  • Updated workflow for copied course / student interaction. Previously if a student accessed a copied course before an instructor had activated it they would receive an error. Now if a student accesses a copied assignment that hasn't been recycled a check will be made for users on the course with Instructor / Teaching Assistant role, or the entitlement to create content items, and if found, will be used to trigger the recycle process, meaning an instructor does not have to go into a copied course and 'activate' all of the assignments.  Note: If no suitable 'instructor' is found on the course then students will still receive an error.

2.6.0

Important: After installation you must configure the API URL option in the Building Block configuration page.
 

  • Assignments are no longer deleted in Turnitin when removed in Blackboard. This solves the problem with course copy / recycle when the original course or assignment is removed. 'snapshot' issue
  • Added API URL selector to plugin config.
  • Updated Turnitin Assignment List page so that assignments are listed by content ID ascending. This means that assignments should be listed in the order they were created.
  • Updated View Assignments by groups page to use datatables for improved sorting
  • Various BBNG Tags updated, which should solve issues with breadcrumbs
  • Added entitlement check to 'recycle' process. When the 'View/complete' link is clicked and it is determined that the course must be recycled and the user who clicked is a 'student'  then an error is thrown (Until an instructor clicks the 'View/complete' link, triggering the recycle process).
  • Updated error page.
  • Fixed issue where creating basic assignment was changing container folder body by adding the View assignment link.
  • Fixed issue where creating basic assignment was changing content type of container folder.
  • Fixed issue where creating basic assignment that had the same name as a blackboard assignment, would break the blackboard assignment when the basic assignment was deleted.
  • Fixed issue where deleting basic assignment deletes correct corresponding grade centre column.

Archive

 

For earlier Blackboard Basic release notes, visit the archive.

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