Posted 9/22/23 SR
In Ultra Course View, Progress Tracking allows both students and instructors to monitor student progress through content and assessments. After the September update, a bug was introduced that prevents web links (links to external web sites) from being tracked in Progress Tracking. This prevents students from seeing a link as in progress after accessing it and from marking it as complete. This also prevents instructors from seeing whether students have accessed a link from the progress reporting.
Blackboard has acknowledged this as a known issue and is working on a fix. There is no timeline for a fix at this time.
The only potential workaround would be to create a Document and add the link via the content editor. This would allow students to mark their progress on the Document and access to the Document would be visible in the progress report, but it would not guarantee that the student had clicked the link.