Third-party content in Blackboard Learn with the Ultra experience



Getting the right content is paramount to helping students understand important concepts in your classroom. With Ultra, Blackboard makes it easy for institutions to share content and tools, and to connect instructors with third-party content providers. In the course outline instructors can access a set of curated content items and tools provided by the institution via the books & tools menu. Items can be easily added to the course outline and made visible to students in the classroom. Instructors can also browse the full repository of tools and items provided by the institution, as well as third-party vendors, by going to the Content Market. Inside the Content Market, instructors can connect to their preferred content provider, and import content into the classroom. And because Blackboard supports the LTI open standard students will automatically be able to access this content based on their enrollment in the course. Students can click the books and tools link at the top of the course outline to open the books & tools menu. This menu contains the selected set of content and tools that can come from third-party services, or the institution itself. Blackboard makes it easy for students to interact with content from third-party sources. When instructors add content to the course outline, it appears like any other content type. Clicking these items will open a new browser window, allowing the student to use the tool or content item in addition to the other items in the course outline. For third-party content items like tests and assignments the system also makes it easy for the student to keep track of what they need to do. Just like tests and assignments built inside the system, third-party assessments will generate stream notifications on due dates, and display their grades in the students grade book. Getting the right content is paramount to helping students understand important concepts in your classroom. With Ultra Blackboard makes it easy for institutions to share content and tools, and connect instructors with third-party content providers

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