Release Information

On Blackboard?
Make sure to install the latest building block:

Upcoming back-end improvements to be applied to the EesySoft server cloud depend on these changes. That said, we will make sure to not apply anything until every institution has successfully upgraded their building block. Institutions have until the end of 2019 to update to this version.

If more time is needed, please contact support@eesysoft.com and we will work you on this.

    • New Blackboard Building Block 2.3.114 Download it here
    • Added debugging capabilities to assist in the resolution of server communication and data synchronization issues
    • Fixed issue affecting attachments in a small amount of Support Center emails
    • Fixed issue regarding filtering of total link clicks in the Support Reports
    • Fixed issue affecting file uploads in Support Articles
    • Enhanced ‘Free select mode’ in Inline Editor with the ability to create advanced definition criteria
    • Fixed issue causing intermittent access problems with Course Reports for Instructors in Blackboard (requires Building Block upgrade)
    • Implemented security measure to prevent messages from content masters to be copied with a direct user group assignment
    • New building block: 2.3.111 – DOWNLOAD HERE
    • Fixed issue preventing long article or message content from being saved
    • All message and article feedback can be viewed, sorted, and exported
    • Recognition conditions for all contexts are displayed underneath the context screenshot
    • The username of the sender has been added to emails sent from the Support Center
    • Fixed bug causing reused messages, articles, and monitors in the Inline Editor to be duplicated.
    • Optimization of Blackboard data synchronization including the ability to handle emojis.
    • Added the ability to enable confidential feedback on messages and articles. 
    • Implemented link tracking for messages and support articles, allowing you to see how many times your links were clicked. 
    • Expanded message and support article feedback (up votes and down votes) to include predefined and open input feedback options to help you understand why a user made their positive or negative vote.  
    • Added capability to Inline Editor allowing for the manual definition of element contexts.
    • Implemented a system to monitor missing or invalid instance keys and fixed the related error. 
    • The Support Center user interface has been updated to align more closely to the fully integrated experience of EesySoft on Blackboard Ultra.
    • Enhancements to the orientation functionality of EesyMessages. This means that your hint messages can now appear in the most optimal location according to the placement of the element and your preferred choice for orientation.
    • Extended the data limit for HTML support articles so you can now add more content to your help items.
    • Resolved an issue causing a limited number of element level contexts created with the EesySoft Producer to not trigger.
    • Fixed compatibility issue with automatic screen capturing tool in the Inline Editor
    • Fixed bug causing proactive hint to occasionally cover part of an element 
    • Automatically hide on-screen messages when working in the Inline Editor
    •  Ability to manually select the orientation of Hint Messages relative to an element 
    • Automatic screenshot creation for context
    • Fixed bug preventing the outlining of elements when selecting a context with Inline Editor in Microsoft Edge
    • Ability to upload a screenshot for a context
    • Accessibility improvements 
    • Fixed ordering issue related to synchronization of Support Center categories
    • Ability to hide non-translated content for non-English institutions
    • Fixed bug preventing ALL to be selected as Target Audience for Campaigns
    • Improved speed of presenting messages within campaigns
    • Accessibility improvements 
    • Improved background process performance by optimizing campaign access evaluation
    • Fixed bug causing Message preview to disappear when going to Visibility Settings in Inline Editor
    • Improved background process performance by optimizing filter evaluation 
    • New EesyMessaging style 
    • Ability to edit out-of-the-box campaign messages and support articles
    • Ability to assign support center categories to campaigns
    • Support engine in Inline Editor.
    • Linking to out-of-the-box articles bugfix.
    • Virtual usergroup creation in reports bugfix
    • Improved login process for EesySoft Dashboard while working in LMS
    • Enhancements in backend communication
    • Allow linking between Messages and Support Articles in Inline Editor and Help Item Overview
    • Ability to determine the size of Pop-up messages
    • Fixed issue relating to Canvas course level monitoring
    • Ability to manually define missing page contexts in Inline Editor
    • Improved highlighting of page elements in Inline Editor
    • Content library in Inline Editor
    • Ability to connect LMS user to expert by lookup
    • Ability to widen and narrow element selection in Inline Editor
    • Optimization of Support Center search engine
    • Fixed presentation issue affecting bullet lists in Messages
    • Improvements in recognition engine
    • Fixed issue relating to Support Center sort order

Blackboard Building Block - Version History

    • Added debugging capabilities to assist in the resolution of server communication and data synchronization issues
    •  Improved access to course reports for instructors
    •  Added compatibility with Java 11 JDK 
    • Added support for a new authentication scheme
    • Fixed issues with character encoding (UTF-8) in Blackboard
      (EesySoft’s back-end communications layer)
    • Changes to the automated build process
    • Conflicting logging framework library component removed
    • Removing deprecated parts of the blackboard data access layer
    • Reduced the amount of sync status logging. 
    • Fixed issues with character encoding (UTF-8) in the Bakcend communication btween Blackboard and EesySoft. 
    • Changed the automated build process to support CircleCI 2.0. 
    • Introduced locking scheme to prevent data synchronization from multiple target systems.
    • Lowered frequency of sync timer.
    • Fixed issues with Course Report for Instructors
    • Prevented addition of duplicate Institutional Hierarchy roles
    • Reduced the amount of server side logging.
    • Fixed issues with the tool link to Course Reports.
    • Added Course Report for Instructors.
    • Added fallback handling for server host name.
    • Allowed for more specific targeting of messages based on Course Role.
    • Added support for PostgreSQL synchronization data source.
    • Fixed issue with synchronization causing slowdown problems at some target. systems.
    • Applied Institutional Hierarchy based role conversion to course enrollments.
    • Excluded Blackboard platform java libraries from the bundle.
    • First version in new build system CircleCI.