On Friday Dec. 15, UCIT completed the Blackboard upgrade. This upgrade features a more modern and accessible interface (the “Learn 2016” theme), an updated inline grading tool (New Box View), and improvements to the mobile experience.
Once the upgrade was complete, several issues were discovered with the new Blackboard interface, as well as with the installation of New Box View. Known issues are as follows:
Moving content areas occasionally results in unexpected scrolling
Occasionally moving a content area on the left hand navigation menu results in unsightly and unexpected scrolling. Clearing the browser's cache resolves this issue.
Final Column in Grade Center is un-editable
Occasionally the column in the final slot of the Grade Center in a course becomes un-editable. A temporary workaround is to create an empty column and move it to the final slot.
Content Areas are unable to be moved in certain browser sizes
When a user's browser window is too large, the menu icons cannot be moved using the drag and drop method. The items snap back to their place. In addition, if the window is too small, the drag and drop buttons disappear. This seems to happen in all browsers. For now, the best solution is to have the users resize the window width or use the Reorder button in the top right of the menu.
Student Preview Mode and Edit Mode buttons disappear with narrow window
When the browser window is too narrow, the Student Preview Mode and Edit Mode buttons disappear. However, when the browser window is zoomed out, the buttons reappear, and you can see that the header is extended across the window.
Create Random Block opens window with large gray box covering options
When resizing your browser, the box will disappear if it becomes too large.
Blackboard frame does not dynamically scale on large displays
When Blackboard it displayed within a large browser window, it does not scale properly. This leaves large grey margins to the left and right of the main Blackboard frame. If the frame was scaled dynamically, these margins would not appear.
Crocodoc Comments Cut Off
This is a known issue in Blackboard that affects comments made in Crocodoc. Blackboard does not plan on applying a fix ,and suggests using the new scroll/zoom functions in order to see the markups. From what we can see, comments on new submissions are not affected.
Clicking the calendar icon results in unsightly blue bars
Clicking the calendar icon anywhere in Blackboard (announcements, assignments, tests, etc.) results in unsightly blue horizontal and vertical bars appearing on the page.
If you identify any additional issues with Bb, please submit a ticket with the IT@UC Service Desk.