Kaltura Video Building Block for Blackboard Learn Release Notes

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For setup information and guides, please see the following links:  

Version 5.0.62 and 5.1.0.62 (SaaS)

These release notes pertain to the Kaltura Video Building Block 5 for Blackboard Learn 9.x, released September 11, 2017, build 5.0.62, supporting the Blackboard self-hosted and managed-hosting.

The Kaltura Video Building Block supports the following service packs:

  • Blackboard Learn self-hosted and managed-hosting (v5.0.62) -  Q2 2016 release, Q4 2016 release, and release Q2 2017.
  • Blackboard Learn SaaS in the classic Learn expirience (v5.1.0.62). If you are a Blackboard SaaS customer, please contact your Kaltura representative to plan your deployment.

New Feature

This version introduces the long awaited feature that allows you to modify the grades type to values other than 1-100 for the In Video Quiz with the Blackboard Grade Book integration. 

 

Issue

Description

KMS-13488

Added support for different grading types in the IVQ to BlackBoard Grade Book integration.

Known Issues 

Issue

Description

KMS-15145

When using the Mashup tool to add a Kaltura video, users cannot add attachments. This issue is caused due to some deprecated classes on that page, and will be fixed in future releases.

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Version 5.0.61

These release notes pertain to the Kaltura Video Building Block 5 for Blackboard Learn 9.x, released August 1, 2017, build 5.0.61, supporting the Blackboard self-hosted and managed-hosting. 

This release of the Kaltura Video Building Block resolvs the below issues. 

This Kaltura Video Building Block supports the following service packs:

  • Blackboard Learn self-hosted and managed-hosting (v5.0.61) -  Q2 2016 release, Q4 2016 release, and release Q2 2017.

Bug fix

Issue

Description

SUP-10760

This fix resolves 2 issues that were found in some environments, where an additional column was created if the quiz name was changed, and the fact that the quiz cannot be deleted from the content area. 

SUP-9842

When using the BB copy course, content in the Media Gallery was not copied

SUP-10196

The IVQ grades were not updated in the BB grade center

KMS-14631

Editing the quiz title was not being updated at the grade center

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Version 5.1.0.61 (SaaS)

These release notes pertain to the Kaltura Video Building Block 5 for Blackboard Learn 9.x, released June 15, 2017, build 5.1.0.61, supporting the Blackboard Learn SaaS in the classic Learn expirience.

This release of the Kaltura Video Building Block contains one change only from the previous version, resolving an issue caused as a result of the deprecation of a BlackBoard API. A Self hosted version was not released. 

This Kaltura Video Building Block supports the following service packs:

 

  • Blackboard Learn SaaS in the classic Learn expirience (v5.1.0.61). If you are a Blackboard SaaS customer, please contact your Kaltura representative to plan your deployment.

Bug fix

Issue

Description

SUP-11251

Error recieved when selecting video in Mashup Tool.

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Version 5.0.60 and 5.1.0.60 (SaaS)

These release notes pertain to the Kaltura Video Building Block 5 for Blackboard Learn 9.x, released April, 2017, build 5.0.60

The Kaltura Video Building Block supports the following service packs:

  • Blackboard Learn self-hosted and managed-hosting (v5.0.60) -  Q2 2016 release, Q4 2016 release, and release Q2 2017.
  • Blackboard Learn SaaS in the classic Learn expirience (v5.1.0.60). If you are a Blackboard SaaS customer, please contact your Kaltura representative to plan your deployment.

Resolved Issue

Issue

Description

KMS-14010

Blackboard version Q2 2017 verification

SUP-10196

Quiz grades are now updated correctly in the Blackboard Grade Center.

Limitations 

Issue

Description

KMS-4204

Migrated entries may be labelled with a course name.

KMS-3095

The WYSIWYG with the font/colors/text configuration may not display correctly when editing on some Android devices.

KMS-10732

The previous BSE does not display long description tooltips.

Known Issues 

Issue

Description

SUP-3735

The BlackBoard Learn Email Announcement of Kaltura media to an external email may be sent to a broken link.

KMS-4367

The full screen display may not work properly on some Android devices.

KMS-3052

KMS-3056 

It is not possible to upload captions or thumbnails on mobile devices. 

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Version 5.0.58 

These release notes pertain to the Kaltura Video Building Block 5 for Blackboard Learn 9.x, released January, 2017, build 5.0.58

The Kaltura Video Building Block supports the following service packs:

  • Blackboard Learn self-hosted and managed-hosting (v5.0.58) -  Release Q4 2015 release and Q2 2016 release and Q4 2016 release.

New Features

In this version we introduced an exciting new feature that enables the integration of Kaltura's In Video Quiz with the Blackboard Grade Book. 

For setup information and guides, please see the following links:

Issue

Description

KMS-12880

Blackboard version Q4 2016 verification

KMS-10738

Kaltura IVQ integration with the Blackboard Grade Book

Limitations 

Issue

Description

KMS-4204

Migrated entries may be labelled with a course name.

KMS-3095

The WYSIWYG with the font/colors/text configuration may not display correctly when editing on some Android devices.

KMS-10732

The previous BSE does not display long description tooltips.

Known Issues 

Issue

Description

SUP-3735

The BlackBoard Learn Email Announcement of Kaltura media to an external email may be sent to a broken link.

KMS-4367

The full screen display may not work properly on some Android devices.

KMS-3052/3056 

It is not possible to upload captions or thumbnails on mobile devices. 

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Versions 5.0.54 and 5.1.0.54 (SaaS)

These release notes pertain to the Kaltura Video Building Block 5 for Blackboard Learn 9.x, released September, 2016, build 5.0.54 and 5.1.0.54.

The Kaltura Video Building Block supports the following service packs:

  • Blackboard Learn self-hosted and managed-hosting (v5.0.54) - October 2014, Release Q4 2015 release and Q2 2016 release.
  • Blackboard Learn SaaS in the classic Learn expirience (v5.1.0.54). If you are a Blackboard SaaS customer please contact your Kaltura representative to plan your deployment.

 Resolved Issues

Issue

Description

KMS-11755 The issue causing migration to fail when migrating more than 10k categories has been resolved.
SUP=9108 The issue causing an error when editing mashup item descriptions after migration has been resolved.

Limitations 

Issue

Description

KMS-4204

Migrated entries may be labelled with a course name.

KMS-3095

The WYSIWYG with the font/colors/text configuration may not display correctly when editing on some Android devices.

KMS-10732

The previous BSE does not display long description tooltips.

Known Issues 

Issue Description
SUP-3735 The BlackBoard Learn Email Announcement of Kaltura media to an external Email may be sent to a broken link.
KMS-4367 The full screen display may not work properly on some Android devices.
KMS-3052/3056  It is not possible to upload captions or thumbnails on mobile devices. 

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Versions 5.0.51 and 5.1.0.51 (SaaS)

These release notes pertain to the Kaltura Video Building Block 5 for Blackboard Learn 9.x, released August, 2016, build 5.0.51 and 5.1.0.51.

The Kaltura Video Building Block supports the following service packs:

  • Blackboard Learn self-hosted and managed-hosting (v5.0.51) - October 2014, Release Q4 2015 release and Q2 2016 release.
  • Blackboard Learn SaaS in the classic Learn expirience (v5.1.0.51). If you are a Blackboard SaaS customer please contact your Kaltura representative to plan your deployment.

 Resolved Issues

Issue

Description

KMS-11551 Blackboard Learn Q2 2016 verification.
KMS-11931 The Context_id parameter is now sent with every LTI request including mashup items.
KMS-11932 The resource_link_id parameter has been updated to be unique for each mashup item.
SUP-8615KMS-12106 The issue causing descriptions to overlap the thumbnail in mashup items has been resolved.
KMS-6497 The issue causing incorrect titles to appear in different galleries has been resolved.
SUP-7726 The issue causing migration from pre-KAF versions to fail has been resolved.
KMS-8970 The issue causing migrations to fail when the Faculty Repository is empty has been resolved.

Limitations 

Issue

Description

KMS-4204

Migrated entries may be labelled with a course name.

KMS-3095

The WYSIWYG with the font/colors/text configuration may not display correctly when editing on some Android devices.

KMS-10732

The previous BSE does not display long description tooltips.

Known Issues 

Issue Description
SUP-3735 The BlackBoard Learn Email Announcement of Kaltura media to an external Email may be sent to a broken link.
KMS-4367 The full screen display may not work properly on some Android devices.
KMS-3052/3056  It is not possible to upload captions or thumbnails on mobile devices. 

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Version 5.0.48

These release notes pertain to the Kaltura Video Building Block 5 for Blackboard Learn 9.x, released May, 2016, build 5.0.48. The Kaltura Video Building Block supports the following service packs: April 2014 Release, October 2014 Release and Q4 2015 release.

This version supports non community-engagement licenses.

Resolved Issues in this Version

Issue

Description

SUP-8193 The issue causing the error: "An error occurred. Contact the System Administrator." when trying to play mashup items has been resolved

 Known Issues 

Issue

Description

KMS-4204 Migrated entries may be labelled with a course name.
KMS-3095 The WYSIWYG with the font/colors/text configuration may not display correctly when editing on some Android devices.
KMS-10732 The previous BSE does not display long description tooltips.

Limitations

Issue

Description

SUP-3735

The BlackBoard Learn Email Announcement of Kaltura media to an external Email may be sent to a broken link.

KMS-4367

The full screen display may not work properly on some Android devices.

KMS-3052/3056  It is not possible to upload captions or thumbnails on mobile devices. 

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Version 5.0.47

These release notes pertain to the Kaltura Video Building Block 5 for Blackboard Learn 9.x, released April, 2016, build 5.0.47. The Kaltura Video Building Block supports the following service packs: April 2014 Release, October 2014 Release and Q4 2015 release.

This version supports non community-engagement licenses.

Resolved Issues in this Version

Issue

Description

SUP-6030 The issue causing an error when copying a course has been resolved.
KMS-6932 The issue causing the migration to fail has been resolved.
KMS-11292 The issue causing errors when playing media post migration has been resolved.

 Known Issues 

Issue

Description

KMS-4204 Migrated entries may be labelled with a course name.
KMS-3095 The WYSIWYG with the font/colors/text configuration may not display correctly when editing on some Android devices.
KMS-10732 The previous BSE does not display long description tooltips.

Limitations

Issue

Description

SUP-3735

The BlackBoard Learn Email Announcement of Kaltura media to an external Email may be sent to a broken link.

KMS-4367

The full screen display may not work properly on some Android devices.

KMS-3052/3056  It is not possible to upload captions or thumbnails on mobile devices. 

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Version 5.0.45

These release notes pertain to the Kaltura Video Building Block 5 for Blackboard Learn 9.x, released February, 2016, build 5.0.45. The Kaltura Video Building Block supports the following service packs: April 2014 Release, October 2014 Release and Q4 2015 release.

This version supports non community-engagement licenses.

Resolved Issues in this Version

Issue

Description

SUP-7343 The issue causing an error when viewing media has been resolved

 Known Issues 

Issue

Description

KMS-4204 Migrated entries may be labelled with a course name.
KMS-3095 The WYSIWYG with the font/colors/text configuration may not display correctly when editing on some Android devices.
KMS-10732 The previous BSE does not display long description tooltips.

Limitations

Issue

Description

SUP-3735

The BlackBoard Learn Email Announcement of Kaltura media to an external Email may be sent to a broken link.

KMS-4367

The full screen display may not work properly on some Android devices.

KMS-3052/3056  It is not possible to upload captions or thumbnails on mobile devices. 

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Version 5.0.44

These release notes pertain to the Kaltura Video Building Block 5 for Blackboard Learn 9.x, released January, 2016, build 5.0.44. The Kaltura Video Building Block supports the following service packs: April 2014 Release, October 2014 Release and Q4 2015 release.

This version supports non community-engagement licenses.

Resolved Issues in this Version

Issue

Description

SUP-6304 Mashup plays are now included in the Media Gallery analytics.
SUP-6030 The problem that occurred when "copying course" was checked and  "Don't copy students' media from the Course Gallery was enabled, has been fixed.
SUP-6428 Graded items can now be opened on IE11 and Edge browsers.
SUP-6379 The UI issue that occurred when there was more than one Kaltura mashup has been resolved.
SUP-6575 The "clear all metadata" option in the old BSE  is now working poroperly.
KMS-9192 The Partner ID should be sent as a consumer key.
KMS-9901 The LTI Administrator role has been added to the role mapping table.
SUP-5881 A tooltip has been added to show longer descriptions of mashup entries in the new BSE.

 Known Issues 

Issue

Description

KMS-4204 Migrated entries may be labelled with a course name.
KMS-3095 The WYSIWYG with the font/colors/text configuration may not display correctly when editing on some Android devices.
KMS-10732 The previous BSE does not display long description tooltips.

Limitations

Issue

Description

SUP-3735

The BlackBoard Learn Email Announcement of Kaltura media to an external Email may be sent to a broken link.

KMS-4367

The full screen display may not work properly on some Android devices.

KMS-3052/3056  It is not possible to upload captions or thumbnails on mobile devices. 

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Version 5.0.43

These release notes pertain to the Kaltura Video Building Block 5 for Blackboard Learn 9.x, released August, 2015, build 5.0.43. The Kaltura Video Building Block supports the following service packs: April 2014 Release, October 2014 Release.

This version supports non community-engagement licenses.

Resolved Issues in this Version

Issue

Description

SUP-5633 The migration script now migrates entries that were marked as "featured media".

 Known Issues 

Issue

Description

KMS-4204 Migrated entries may be labelled with a course name.
KMS-3095 The WYSIWYG with the font/colors/text configuration may not display correctly when editing on some Android devices.

Limitations

Issue

Description

SUP-3735

The BlackBoard Learn Email Announcement of Kaltura media to an external Email - may be sent to a broken link.

KMS-4367

The full screen display may not work properly on some Android devices.

KMS-3052/3056  It is not possible to upload captions or thumbnails on mobile devices. 

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Version 5.0.41

These release notes pertain to the Kaltura Video Building Block 5 for Blackboard Learn 9.x, released August, 2015, build 5.0.41. The Kaltura Video Building Block supports the following service packs: April 2014 Release, October 2014 Release.

This version supports non community-engagement licenses.

Resolved Issues in this Version

Issue

Description

KMS-8262 A notification message was added when trying to leave the migration page while it is running.
SUP-5476 The issue causing the migration to fail on unique entries has been resolved
SUP-4768 The issue causing courses to appear as unavailable in My Media when publishing has been resolved.

Known Issues 

Issue

Description

KMS-4204 Migrated entries may be labelled with a course name.
KMS-3095 The WYSIWYG with the font/colors/text configuration may not display correctly when editing on some Android devices.

Limitations

Issue

Description

SUP-3735

The BlackBoard Learn Email Announcement of Kaltura media to an external Email - may be sent to a broken link.

KMS-4367

The full screen display may not work properly on some Android devices.

KMS-3052/3056  It is not possible to upload captions or thumbnails on mobile devices. 

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Version 5.0.38

These release notes pertain to the Kaltura Video Building Block 5 for Blackboard Learn 9.x, released July, 2015, build 5.0.38. The Kaltura Video Building Block supports the following service packs: April 2014 Release, October 2014 Release.

This version supports non community-engagement licenses

Resolved Issues in T\this Version

Issue

Description

KMS-6196 Added system role mapping to allow support for non-community engagement license.
KMS-3424 Additional configuration added to determine whether to allow students to publish content to courses that are not yet available to students.
KMS-5109 Corrected the text in the Building Block configuration page.
KMS-5110 Browse, Search and Embed preview window size was adjusted to better fit the player
KMS-5274 The issue causing errors with the tilde (~) sign in the course name has been resolved.
KMS-6703 The issue causing course names to appear incorrectly when publishing has been resolved.
KMS-5276 An additional informative error message is displayed when adding the "Featured Media" module to the "My Institution" page.
KMS-6899 You can configure the root category for migration purposes.
KMS-6919 The root category text box is removed after migration process begins.
KMS-6795 Update migration script
SUP-4471 The issue causing errors when accessing Media Gallery in IE 10 has been resolved.
SUP-4969 The issue causing api errors in mashup videos after migration has been resolved
SUP-4423 When embedding image/audio via the Mashup tools , "Watch Media"i s now displayed.
SUP-3859 The issue causing wrong dates to display  in Mashup items has been resolved.
SUP-3932 The issue causing the following exception:"java.lang.NullPointerException" has been resolved.
SUP-3521 The issue causing the "Media Gallery" icon to not appear in the "Tools" menu has been resolved.
SUP-3791 The issue that caused an error when using Swedish special characters has been resolved.
SUP-3752 The issue causing certain users not to be able to access My Media has been resolved.

Known Issues 

Issue

Description

KMS-4204 Migrated entries may be labelled with a course name.
KMS-3095 The WYSIWYG with the font/colors/text configuration may not display correctly when editing on some Android devices.

Limitations

Issue

Description

SUP-3735

BB Email Announcement of Kaltura media to an external Email - may be sent to a broken link.

KMS-4367

The full screen display may not work properly on some Android devices.

KMS-3052/3056  It is not possible to upload captions or thumbnails on mobile devices. 

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Version 5.0.23

These release notes pertain to the Kaltura Video Building Block 5 for Blackboard Learn 9.x, released January, 2015, build 5.0.23. The Kaltura Video Building Block supports the following service packs: April 2014 Release, October 2014 Release.

Blackboard Community Engagement license is required for this version.

Resolved Issues in This Version

Issue

Description

SUP-3523 The issue causing different user IDs to be sent after migration for Blackboard instances with LDAP has been resolved.

Known Issues 

Issue

Description

KMS-4204 Migrated entries may be labelled with a course name.
KMS-3095 The WYSIWYG with the font/colors/text configuration may not display correctly when editing on some Android devices.
KMS-5274 A tilde sign (~) in a course name may cause errors.

Limitations

Issue

Description

KMS-4367

The full screen display may not work properly on some Android devices.

KMS-3052/3056  It is not possible to upload captions or thumbnails on mobile devices. 

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Version 5.0.22

These release notes pertain to the Kaltura Video Building Block 5 for Blackboard Learn 9.x, released December, 2014, build 5.0.22. The Kaltura Video Building Block supports the following service packs: April 2014 Release, October 2014 Release.

Blackboard Community Engagement license is required for this version.

Resolved Issues in This Version

Issue

Description

KMS-5242 The Media Gallery Tool link is working properly.
SUP-3420 The problem causing the error: "Unable to verify signature" for existing users has been resolved.

Known Issues 

Issue

Description

KMS-4204 Migrated entries may be labelled with a course name.
KMS-3095 The WYSIWYG with the font/colors/text configuration may not display correctly when editing on some Android devices.
KMS-5274 A tilde sign (~) in a course name may cause errors.

Limitations

Issue

Description

KMS-4367

The full screen display may not work properly on some Android devices.

KMS-3052/3056  It is not possible to upload captions or thumbnails on mobile devices. 

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Version 5.0.20

These release notes pertain to the Kaltura Video Building Block 5 for Blackboard Learn 9.x, released December, 2014, build 5.0.20. The Kaltua Video Building Block supports the following service packs: April 2014 Release, October 2014 Release.

Blackboard Community Engagement license is required for this version.

Resolved Issues in This Version

Issue

Description

KMS-5116 The problem causing the role mapping configuration not to be saved has been resolved.
KMS-5071 The problem causing non standard Blackboard Learn website names to not work on all sites has been resolved.
PS-1941  The problem causing the error message: "The specified object was not found'" was resolved.

Known Issues 

Issue

Description

KMS-4204 Migrated entries may be labelled with a course name.
KMS-3095 The WYSIWYG with the font/colors/text configuration may not display when editing on some Android devices.

Limitations

Issue

Description

KMS-4367

The full screen display may not work properly on some Android devices.

KMS-3052/3056  It is not possible to upload captions or thumbnails on mobile devices. 

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Version 5.0.18

These release notes pertain to the Kaltura Video Building Block 5 for Blackboard Learn 9.x, released December, 2014, build 5.0.18. The Kaltua Building Block supports the following service packs: April 2014 Release, October 2014 Release.

Blackboard Community Engagement license is required for this version.

Resolved Issues in This Version

Issue

Description

SUP-3231 The migration recovery issue has been resolved.
SUP-3307 The problem causing the error: "Unable to verify signature" was resolved
SUP-2643 The Copy Course problem was resolved.

Known Issues 

Issue

Description

KMS-5071 Non standard Blackboard Learn website name is not working on every site.
KMS-4204 Migrated entries may be labelled with a course name.
KMS-3095 The WYSIWYG with the font/colors/text configuration may not display when editing on some Android devices.

Limitations

Issue

Description

KMS-4367 Full screen display may not work properly on some Android devices.
KMS-3052/3056  It's not possible to upload captions or thumbnails on mobile devices. 

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Version 5.0

These release notes pertain to the Kaltura Video Building Block 5 for Blackboard Learn 9.x, released November, 2014, build 5.0.14.

The Kaltura Building Block for Blackboard Learn supports Blackboard Learn version 9.1, Service Pack 14 and April 2014 Release. Blackboard Community Engagement license is required for this version.

This release is the first Building Block for Blackboard Learn that is based on KAF. We recommend that you read the updated Kaltura Building Block for Blackboard Learn documentation.

Known Issues 

Issue

Description

KMS-4204 Migrated entries may be labelled with a course name
KMS-3095 The WYSIWYG with the font/colors/text configuration may not display when editing on some Android devices

Limitations

Issue

Description

KMS-4367 Full screen display may not work properly on some Android devices.
KMS-3052/3056  It's not possible to upload captions or thumbnails on mobile devices. 

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Version 4.1.28

These release notes pertain to the Kaltura Video Building Block version 4.1.28 Blackboard 9.X, released Novenber 2015.

The Kaltura Building Block for Blackboard supports Blackboard version 9.1 April 2014 Release, October 2014 Release.

Resolved Issues

Issue

Description

SUP-5958 The issue causing the following error message to appear:"The media doesn't exist on the server" in anouncments has been resolved

Version 4.1.27

These release notes pertain to the Kaltura Video Building Block 4.1.27 for Blackboard 9.x, released April, 2015.

The Kaltura Building Block for Blackboard supports Blackboard version 9.1 April 2014 Release, October 2014 Release.

Resolved Issues

Issue

Description

SUP-2643 The  Copy course issue has been resolved. 
SUP-2743 The full screen issue has been resolved.
SUP-4102 The issue causing the error when trying to build content in IE9 has been resolved.
SUP-4202 The issue causing build content in the Mashup Tool to return a  white screen has been resolved.
KMS-6392 The issue causing an error when trying to upload media to the course gallery via the "tool link" has been resolved.
KMS-4928  This issue with the missing icons in a Course Gallery has been resolved.
KMS-6222 The issue causing the filter in Course Gallery to not return items has been resolved.
KMS-6464 The issue causing the filter in the Mashup Tool to not work properly has been resolved.

Version 4.1.21

These release notes pertain to the Kaltura Video Building Block 4.1.21 for Blackboard 9.x, released December, 2014.

The Kaltura Building Block for Blackboard supports Blackboard version 9.1 April 2014 Release.

Resolved Issues

Issue

Description

SUP-2643 Copy course issue has been resolved. 
SUP-2743 The full screen issue has been resolved.

Version 4.1.19

These release notes pertain to the Kaltura Video Building Block 4.1.19 for Blackboard 9.x, released May, 2014.

The Kaltura Building Block for Blackboard supports Blackboard version 9.1+ and up to Service Pack 14.

Resolved Issues

Issue

Fix

Description

SUP-1821 Kaltura V2 Player on IE9/10 Fixed a problem playing videos using the Kaltura Player V2. 

Version 4.1.18

These release notes pertain to the Kaltura Video Building Block 4.1.18 for Blackboard 9.x, released December, 2013.

The Kaltura Building Block for Blackboard supports Blackboard version 9.1+ and up to Service Pack 14.

What's New?

Added support for Blackboard Learn Service Pack 14

Resolved Issues

Issue

Fix

Description

SUP-674 Swedish Character support Swedish characters are now supported properly in the entry name and the description fields.
SUP-1055  Grammar issue The Kaltura Screen Recording message was revised.
SUP-997 Category Tree The category tree sorting issue was fixed.
SUP-992SUP-1139 Kaltura Media Mashup 
  • Kaltura Mashup Item – attachments can be added to Kaltura media item.
  • The error in the Kaltura Mashup Item was resolved.
SUP-853 Hidden Videos  The problem  that caused hidden files to appear in Media Gallery has been resolved.
SUP-861 Course media report  A Course media report link is displayed even when the course gallery is empty.
SUP-662 My media link The My Media link was removed from the Course Gallery for students that are not allowed to upload media.
SUP-582 Extra headers The problem with multiple breadcrumb headers was resolved.
SUP-1217 Add to course, expired course removed Expired courses were removed from the Add to Course drop down.
SUP-1112 Hosted report, support in Dutch language Support for user reports in Dutch has been added.

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Version 4.1.15

These release notes pertain to the Kaltura Video Building Block 4.1.15 for Blackboard 9.x, released August, 2013.

Resolved Issues

Fix

Description

Course Gallery A link to the Course Gallery is available in the Tools Link menu.
Course Gallery  The Course Gallery link was added to Tools page.

Known Issues

ID

Description

 

The Course Gallery Tools link is missing in version 4.1.13. The administrator should remove Kaltura Video Building Block 4.1.13 for Blackboard 9.x and then install version 4.1.15. Upgrading to the current release without first removing 4.1.13 will not work.

Version 4.1.13

These release notes pertain to the Kaltura Video Building Block 4.1.13 for Blackboard 9.x, released July, 2013.

What's New in this Release?

Feature

Description

Terms of Use on content authoring

Added ability to configure the Terms of Use link on the Kaltura Contribution Wizard (KCW).

 

Resolved Issues

Issue

Fix

Description

SF 30883

IE9 & Blackboard Learn 9.1.8 UI issues

UI issues for Kaltura Mashup in Blackboard Learn 9.1 SP8 and IE9 have been resolved.

SUP - 58 Content Collection Links to other tools like the Content Collection now opens in the same tab from the Course Gallery.
7600,6239 Mashup Tool in HTML objects
Media added in the Text Editor for HTML objects now functions properly.
SF 28967 Faculty Repository Configuration
The field for configuring Institution Roles' IDs that have access to the Faculty Repository is no longer limited to 200 characters.

 

Version 4.1

These release notes pertain to the Kaltura Video Building Block 4.1 for Blackboard 9.x, released March, 2013.

What's New in this Release?

Feature

Description

Kaltura Media Mashup is available as a Standalone option.

Kaltura Media Mashup is now available as an option under the Build Content menu in addition to the text editor.

Control of student’s uploads

Students may not be permitted to upload media.

Enhanced roles identification 

Administrators can now specify which system role or custom role represent students and faculty in their system, to assure that the relevant Kaltura permissions are enabled even if the institution has a unique role set up.

Known Issues

ID

Description

6330

When opening the player in HTC with Windows mobile - a blank page is displayed.

7255

An Observer user role that  is not enrolled to a course, will not  be able to see a Kaltura mash-up item in the content area.

7473, 7481

Kaltura Media Mashup is partially supported on IE10 on Windows 8:  When you are creating a kaltura Mash-up item , the display may have visual glitches, and erroneous messages may appear that have a limited impact on the functionality.

7491

Changes in the course label are not applied when selecting "Remove from Course Gallery " .

7493

In My Media, when changing a Course Label, the letter 'S' is automatically added to the end of the label.

7510

In the 'New on Campus' page, only legacy Flash embed code is supported.

7543

On a Galaxy 1 mobile device, the player in the course's content tab is not loaded.

3884

Only English text is supported in text fields. Adding any other language text to the application fields, may cause malfunctioned behavior

7534

In the Course Gallery, filtering by 'hidden only' is applicable for faculty members only.

7537

On a Galaxy1 mobile device, in the  'Announcements' page, the player appears slightly cut at the bottom of the page.

3758

In IE, when using Clipping, the buttons Save and Cancel are slightly cut.

5976

When opening the Course Gallery page with a screen resolution of 1200*800, the player appears out of frame.

7536

iPad2- The player in 'Course Gallery' page appears out of boundaries.

6063

When copying a course, if the "Don't copy student's media" option is selected,  media taken from the faculty repository will not be copied.

7567

A user that is not enrolled in a course is treated as a student in the Course Gallery.

 Resolved Issues

Issue

Fix

Description

6057

Harden Security – View Tasks

When Harden Security is enabled, a user is now able to see tasks from the My institution page.

2349

Content and Mashup

Content deleted from Kaltura is no longerrepresented if it was used in the content area or via the Mashup Tool.

3372

Mashup

When opening the Kaltura Media Mashup, resizing actions now work properly.

6048

Hosted Report

The percentage of users who watched course content may exceed 100% if the media was watched by non-members of the course (such as administrators and guests)

2349

Content and Mashup

Content deleted from Kaltura is still represented if it was used in the content area or via the Mashup Tool.

6241

Couse Gallery

When adding media to the Course Gallery via ‘My Media’, the course selector drop down box can be very long if there are courses with long names. The ‘OK’ and ‘cancel’ buttons  are now displayed properly.

6291

Couse Gallery

Files added to the Course Gallery as 'hidden', so that content that is marked as available to students, is actually not available has been fixed

6351

Player

The player now opens properly when clicking on Entry name link.

6631

Announcements

The "Connection was reset" error is no longer dispalyed  when attempting to play a video with previously created announcement.

6758

Announcements

The Course ID no longer appears as 'null' when accessing a video from My announcements.

6798

Faculty Repository

The Faculty Repository is now  available to users that are defined as "Instructors" as a secondary role.

6873

Faculty Repository.

Media can now be sorted alphabetically (by media name) in the Faculty Repository.

Tested Browsers

The following browsers were tested for this release (recommended resolution 1024x768):

  • Safari 5.1.3 on Mac
  • Chrome 19
  • FF 13
  • IE9 on Windows 7, IE10 Windows 8

Tested Devices

Platform

Version

Reference Device

iOS

v4.x

iPhone 3GS,  iPad 1, iPad2

v5.x

iPhone 4

BlackBerry OS

v7.0

Blackberry Torch

Android

v3.x (HoneyComb)

Motorola Xoom,

v 4.x+ (ICS)

Galaxy Nexus

Windows Phone

v7.0

HTC HD7

Version 4.0

These release notes pertain to the Kaltura Video Building Block 4.0 for Blackboard 9.x, released December, 2012.

What's New in this Release?

Feature

Description

Kaltura Screen Recorder

Easily record the screen along with audio and webcam to create and publish screencasts. Instructors and students can use this feature to record and share lectures, presentations, software tutorials, and other content.

The Screen Recorder is accessible from My Media, Course Gallery and the Mashup Tool. The screen records include:

  • A desktop recording
  • Audio
  • (Optional) Web cam

Enhanced Security Support

Allows users to user access control by Kaltura Secret, to enforce maximum security for users.

Engagement reports for instructors

Understand how media is used in your course. Get answers to questions like: Are students really watching the videos? Which students watch the videos? Which videos are being watched? Are the videos being watched to the end? Which students contribute media to the course and how does that media fare?

Create new media from the Mashup Tool 

Creating an announcement and you suddenly realize that you want to record yourself or upload media to be included in it? Now you can do it all from the same location. Simply launch the Kaltura Mashup from the text editor and upload new media or use media that was uploaded in the past. The same flow exists wherever you have access to the text editor: in assignments, tests, quizzes, forums, blogs, and more.

Limitations

ID

Module

Description

 3744 Faculty Repository  Custom data fields of types Date and Entry ID List are not supported in the Faculty Repository additional metadata schema. 
  Kaltura On-Prem installation widgets Default widgets are not included as part of the Dragonfly On-Prem version. The widgets either need to be created, or have the Building Block point to other UI Confs on the installation.
  iPad playback iPad uses the native player. Implications: advanced features such as closed captions, player branding and other related features will not work on the iPad.
  Sort The ability to sort by relevance following search is only functional when working with the Falcon version. We recommend that you disable this functionality when working with earlier versions.
  Clipping  Clipping functionality is only available for Eagle and later versions. We recommend that you disable the clipping functionality when working with Dragonfly version.
  Kaltura On-Prem Cassiopeia This release of the  Kaltura Video Building Block is not supported for the On-Prem Cassiopeia version or earlier versions.
  Media entry The maximum amount of courses that a single entry can be assigned to is 32. (This is due to a Kaltura API limitation.)
6057 Harden Security – View Tasks When Harden Security is enabled, a user will not be able to see tasks from the My institution page.

 

Reports Older players do not report user statistics to Kaltura. Data is not collected and aggregated from the following players for the Engagement Reports: 
  • KDP versions earlier than 3.6.x (End-user level analytics are not reported.) 
  • HTML5 player versions earlier than 1.7.0.6 (Limited functionality may exist.)

To address this limitation:

  • Upgrade KDP to 3.6.x or later.
  • Upgrade HTML5 to 1.7.0.6 or later.
  • (On-Prem) The minimal On-Prem version is Falcon. In addition to upgrading KDP and HTML5, ensure that the On-Prem instance includes the relevant files (swf, HTML5 lib code). 
  Mobile Player

iPad does not display full screen correctly.

To address this limitation and enable the native fullscreen, pass the following uiVar to the player uiConf:

key: EmbedPlayer.EnableIpadNativeFullscreen

value: true

Known Issues

ID

Module

Description

6063

Copy Course

When copying a course, if the "Don't copy student's media" option is selected,  media taken from the faculty repository will be copied.

 

Copy Course

Copy Course was tested using Blackboard UI only. Copy Course using the command line was not tested.

2349

Content and Mashup

Content deleted from Kaltura is still represented if it was used in the content area or via the Mashup Tool.

3372

Mashup

When opening the Kaltura Media Mashup, resizing actions on the window may take a few seconds.

3544

Mashup

Kaltura Mashup included in student submissions to assignments opens in a different tab instead of displaying on the same tab.

6048

Hosted Report

The percentage of users who watched course content may exceed 100% if the media was watched by non-members of the course (such as administrators and guests)

 

Mobile Player

The full screen uses an iOS native player: No overlays are displayed on the player and the user can skip ads while playing media on full screen in iOS devices.

 Resolved Issues

Issue

Fix

URI too long: After editing Kaltura Media content several times, it results in the following error: "The requested URL's length exceeds the capacity limit for this server. Request failed: URI too long Apache/1.3.41 Server at bbapp5a.csuchico.edu Port 443"

Javascript is not added incrementally and the error does not occur.

Tested Browsers

The following browsers were tested for this release (recommended resolution 1024x768):

  • Safari 5.1.3 on Mac
  • Chrome 19
  • FF 13
  • IE9 on Windows 7

Tested Devices

Platform

Version

Reference Device

iOS

v4.x

iPhone 3GS,  iPad 1, iPad2

v5.x

iPhone 4

BlackBerry OS

v7.0

Blackberry Torch

Android

v3.x (HoneyComb)

Motorola Xoom,

v 4.x+ (ICS)

Galaxy Nexus

Windows Phone

v7.0

HTC HD7

Version 3.1.1

These release notes pertain to the Kaltura Video Building Block 3.0 for Blackboard 9.x released October, 2012.

Resolved Issues

Issue

Description

You could not perform the copy course action when the Kaltura copy course option failed.

You can now copy a course even though Kaltura copy course process may report a failure.

Version 3.0.19

These release notes pertain to the Kaltura Video Building Block 3.0 for Blackboard 9.x released August, 2012.

What's New in this Release?

Feature

Description

Copying Course Gallery

When copying a course in Blackboard, the Course Gallery is also copied. An option is available that allows you not to copy the students’ media from the Course Gallery when copying a course.

Ability to define access to the Faculty Repository

A Blackboard Administrator can define which Institution Roles have access to the Faculty Repository.

Course Gallery’s KCW and Content tool’s KCW Widget Settings Modification.

The Course Gallery’s KCW is now separated from the Content tool’s KCW in the Widget Settings.

Limitations

ID

Module

Description

4920

KMC Categories

After copying a course in Blackboard, the Mashup category in the KMC is only created after playing the entry that was included in the Mashup.

 

Copy Course

Copy Course was tested using Blackboard UI only, Copy Course using command line was not tested.

Version 3.0.13 

These release notes pertain to the Kaltura Video Building Block 3.0 for Blackboard 9.x released July, 2012.

What's New in this Release?

Feature

Description

Mash-up Tool Integration

You can use/share more videos anywhere within Blackboard by embedding videos in the WYSIWYG editor, with one-click access to videos in My Media, and in the Faculty Repository. This simple flow enables additional functionality such as video assignments, video in forum posts and more.

Faculty Repository

Faculty can easily share content with each other by making their media public in the searchable Faculty Repository. The Faculty Repository also allows faculty to use library/curriculum media content for their courses.

Advanced Search Capabilities

Seraching capabilities have been enhanced. You can perform advanced searching and filtering through the videos’ metadata and save searches for future use.

Known Issues 

ID

Module

Description

2349

Content and Mashup

Content deleted from Kaltura is still represented if it was used in the content area or via the Mashup Tool.

3372

Mashup

When opening the Kaltura Media Mashup, resizing actions on the window may take a few seconds.

3544

Mashup

Kaltura Mashup included in student submissions to assignments opens in a different tab instead of displaying on the same tab.

Limitations

ID

Module

Description

3744

Faculty Repository

Custom data fields of types Date and Entry ID List are not supported in the Faculty Repository additional metadata schema.

 

HTML5 on Windows-mobile

HTML5 on Windows-mobile is not supported.

 

Kaltura On-Prem installation widgets

 

Default widgets are not included as part of the Dragonfly On-Prem version. The widgets either need to be created, or have the Building Block point to other UI Confs on the installation.

 

iPad playback

iPad uses the native player.

Implications: advanced features such as closed captions, player branding and other related features will not work on the iPad.

 

Sort By Relevance from version Falcon and up

The ability to sort by relevance following search is only functional when working with the Falcon version. We recommend that you disable this functionality when working with previous versions.

 

Clipping capability from version Eagle and up

Clipping functionality is only available for Eagle and later versions. We recommend that you disable the clipping functionality when working with Dragonfly version.

 

Kaltura On-Prem Cassiopeia

This version of Kaltura Video Building Block is not supported for the On-Prem Cassiopeia version or previous versions.

 

Max number of courses per entry

The maximum amount of courses a single entry can be assigned to in Blackboard is 32. (This is due to the Kaltura API limitation.)

 

Max number of categories/courses per account

A Kaltura account can have a maximum amount of 1000 categories.

Since each course is represented as a category, Kaltura Video Building Block can work with up to 1000 courses.

Resolved Issues

Issue

Fix

Custom roles for instructor do not share the same capabilities in course galleries as the standard instructor role.

Instructors are now identified by their relevant permissions as well as by role name.

 

Tested Browsers

The following browsers were tested for this release (recommended resolution 1024x768):

  • Safari 5.1.3 on Mac
  • Chrome 19
  • FF 13
  • IE9 on Windows 7
 
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