Release Notes – ConnectTXT Version 6.14.2

June 8th, 2015


Maintenance Release to support customer issues and concerns.

Resolved Issues

  • Message has failed status and is counted towards sent status in statistics and credits get deducted
  • Corrected loading of inbox message “sender’s information” more effective.
  • Search Inbox: 2014 year is missing in dropdown when user tries to sort inbox messages by DATE
  • Not all messages are being delivered
  • Fixed a System issue- server 503 error
  • Issues updating groups (adding/deleting)
  • Issue when searching a contact in the Compose page
  • Unable to send messages due to firewall & webfilter change
  • Fixed a Logging issue from Web API
  • Addressed an “Out of Service” incident on International site
  • Client is unable to delete groups via the Middleware
  • Identified issues with XML Soap Connector
  • Deployment of version 6.14.2 will be deployed and generally Available to all customers who connect to the UK Server, on Saturday, June 6, 2015.
  • Deployment of Version 6.14.2 will be deployed and generally available to all customers who connect to the US Server on Sunday, July 19, 2015.

Deployment Details

  • Deployment of version 6.14.2 will be deployed and generally Available to all customers who connect to the UK Server, on Saturday, June 6, 2015.
  • Deployment of Version 6.14.2 will be deployed and generally available to all customers who connect to the US Server on Sunday, July 19, 2015.

Moodlerooms Teaching & Learning Forum, you and you’re team are invited. April 14-15, 2015

March 11th, 2015


We are pleased to invite you to the inaugural Moodlerooms Teaching and Learning Forum at The University of Liverpool from 14-15 April. More information is available here for this ‘must attend’ forum that will provide you an insight into how others are using Moodle and Moodlerooms as part of their teaching and learning strategy. You will hear from Moodlerooms clients within higher and further education, and the wider education community leaving you inspired to innovate & educate throughout 2015 and beyond.

• Experience practical case examples delivered by users
• Engage in discussion about best practice
• Keynote sessions from Graham Brown-Martin and Jay Bhatt
• 2 x 90 mins FREE training sessions
• A variety of workshops
• Moodlerooms product experts on hand to give expert tips
• Hear about product developments that are coming soon!

Book before March 17th and take advantage of our Early bird Rates.

It’s the best opportunity to network, share your experiences, learn new ideas and most importantly join in the conversation about the trends and future of eLearning within the Moodle community. Learn more information by clicking here.

New version of the 2 way sms building blog for Blackboard Learn available now!

February 25th, 2015

We are very pleased to announce that the latest version of our 2 way sms building block for Blackboard Learn is now available.

You will find it and all related documentation here:

If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact your dedicated support team by calling:

+44 (0) 113 234 2111 or via email:

Stay tuned for more exciting announcements coming soon!

You are invited to our next Connect event

September 9th, 2013

Effectively communicate with your Community to improve engagement and the overall user experience.

University of Leeds, Date to be announced.

Blackboard Connect will be hosting a one day event to address how organisations like yours can use communications to help achieve better engagement and improve Community Engagement Strategies.

Join us for our next webinar on Connect5 and see how you can dramatically improve the way you communicate with your Community! Thursday 25th July 3.30pm – 4pm.
This webinar also includes geo mapping NEW to Connect Summer 2013!
For more information and to register click here:

Let’s talk about txt! 9th May

May 18th, 2013

Thank you to those that attended Let’s talk about txt! 9th May.

This one day event dedicated to sharing ideas and expertise in using sms technology to enhance communication was a great success!

Sorry if you weren’t able to make it this time, you can still view the presentations delivered on the day by viewing this page

Let’s talk about txt! is just one week away, last places available, book now!

April 5th, 2013

This one day event is designed to give you the opportunity to see how organisations are using sms technology to dramatically improve the way they are communicating with their Communities. Learn from your peers ways to enhance your mobile and communication strategies within Education, Local Government and Healthcare. All organisations are welcome.

Speakers now confirmed.

You can expect 1 keynote, 4+ break out sessions to choose from and 3 further presentations sharing tried and tested best practice examples of great communication for engagement, participation and retention within your Community.

This event is free to attend. As spaces are limited it will be first come first served. To register your place click here

If you are interested in contributing to the event by presenting your ideas / case study examples of using text messaging within your organisation please email

Did you miss the Connect for Moodle webinar?

March 15th, 2013

If so please request a recording by emailing with your name, institution and job title.

This is what you missed:

Webinar: Thursday 21st March 2013, 3pm – 3.30pm (GMT)
Connect with your learners via sms with Connect for Moodle and the New Connect for Moodle+ plugin!

Moodletxt (soon to be Connect for Moodle) allows teachers and administrators to send text messages to their students directly from within the Moodle system. The module supports both inbound and outbound messaging, text message status updates, user-personalised messages, message templates and signatures, personal addressbooks, and has full compatibility with user timezones. As of version 3, it also supports event-based messaging via the moodletxt+ message processor.

97 percent of students prefer text over other forms of communication, so it is vital to build SMS into your plan for teaching and learning. When lecturers can text, they can improve course communication and student engagement – key factors in the National Student Survey. The new building block is available for all Moodle institutions that have a ConnectTxt license.

Blackboard Teaching and Learning Conference, Europe 2013

February 1st, 2013

Join us at Blackboard Teaching and Learning Conference, Europe 2013, 8-10 April, Birmingham, UK.

Agenda includes Connect speakers, registration now open!

Register Today. Places are Limited. Let’s talk about txt! 12 Dec.

October 9th, 2012

Have you already registered for the next ‘Lets talk about txt!’ event on Wednesday 12th December, at the University of Westminster, London?

Join us for this one day event which will give you an insight into how organisations can use SMS technology to improve the way that they communicate with their students, staff, customers, clients and community.

Our guest speakers will share how they use SMS in a wide variety of contexts with presentations including:

  • Brian Hipkin, Dean of Students, Regent’s College
    160+1 – Step Beyond The Txt
  • Dr Sarah Williamson, Head of Education, Cardiff University
    Scaling SMS from 3 to 16 Academic Schools (and beyond…)
    Including using SMS to give students a little of what they ask for
  • Debbie Holley, Reader in the Department of Education & Mark Miller, Learning Technologist, Anglia Ruskin University
    Encouraging Academic Engagement at a Distance
  • Takki Sulaiman, Head of Communications, Tower Hamlets Council
    An Olympian Challenge: Communicating with Stakeholders and Keeping them Hooked for the Future
  • Mick Mullane, E-Learning Technologist and Consultant
    The Future is Already Here — It’s Just Not Very Evenly Distributed. attrib. William Gibson

Still not enough content? Then join us for:

  • Exploratory debates to discuss the themes that have been brought to the table
  • Networking opportunities with leaders in innovation and discussion with experts in this field
  • Free trial accounts and free messages available on the day
  • ConnectTxt geniuses on hand all day to give expert tips and advice
  • See what future developments are taking place in the coming months
  • Live demonstrations of Blackboard ConnectTxt and Blackboard Connect available all day!


Places are limited. We kindly ask that you let us know if you will be able to attend ASAP.

To register and for more information

Participation is complimentary. Refreshments and a buffet lunch will be served throughout the day. Travel and accommodation are not included.

Kind regards,
The Blackboard Connect Team