As part of our ongoing efforts to keep our clients informed about important updates related to the security of the Blackboard Learn™ platform, I’d like to update all of you in our client community with a quick snapshot of some meaningful security enhancements recently released and coming in early Q1.
I encourage clients not already on Service Pack 8 or higher to make plans to upgrade so you can take advantage of strengthened security safeguards and patches. Our Managed Hosting team implements Security Best Practices as part of the standard procedures. If you are a Self Hosted client and have any questions about Security Best Practices for your Blackboard Learn system, please feel free to contact Client Support for assistance.
At BbWorld this year, we have over 40 focus group sessions
and usability labs on the schedule. The focus group topics are broad and
include product capabilities such as SIS integration, WebDAV, and Aggregate and
Longitudinal Reporting as well as support and upgrade related topics including
the opportunity to discuss change management and how we’re doing in Client Support.
Our three usability labs will test basic behaviors, innovative new features in
development, improvements to grading workflows, and get insight into ANGEL
users’ reactions to the NG interface.
You can get involved! A sign-up survey will be sent to all
registered BbWorld attendees next week and will include an opportunity for you
to express interest in one or more sessions. In the meantime, search the
catalog to see which sessions pique your interest -> select “Focus Group” and/or “Usability Lab” from the “Select Special