• New Slack Workspace for Blackboard Admins and Devs

    Hey All! The Bb developers and admins community is awesome. Sometimes, though, we need quick answers or interactive discussion with our peers - like in the middle of an upgrade gone wrong.   We can build on the ...
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  • Creating an Item Analysis Query (IAQ) across multiple courses.

    Hello and Welcome!  It's been awhile since I did a post, and I just got back recently from DevCon18. I was asked by several peers about if I have ever tried to do an Item Analysis over multiple courses. As a mat...
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  • REST - 20 minute complete setup

    Good afternoon,    If you are interested in REST, but don't know how to get started this is for you. I've created a shareable notebook with all steps needed to go from NO REST experience / integration to ma...
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  • Upgrade Your DVM

    Scott Hurrey mentioned this the other day during our Technical Office hours... You can upgrade a 3000.x DVM using the same installer package that you use for a self-hosted system. This blog post will show you how easy...
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  • Paging: A way forward.

    Paging is a bit tricky with the Blackboard API, and has caused a few bugs in some of our code.  I'd like to take some time to explain why it's tricky, and to provide a way to avoid the same things I ran into....
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  • Women in STEM, The Future Digital Landscape: Dr. Jenine Beekhuyzen Sets The Scene

    By Nicole Wall | Jul 08, 2019   In today’s world, digitalisation has impacted almost every industry and fundamentally changed the way we work. Advancements in technology and investments in artifi...
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  • Blackboard REST for Humans

    Overview: I wrote a python library that makes consuming Blackboard REST really easy. It's very alpha, but I'm going to work on creating a three part series for the community and this is part 0.  Here's the easies...
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  • Start Bundling & Linking to 3rd Party Java Libraries

    This is a follow on to the recent blog post about HttpClient .jar files. I'm writing because another vendor was using the Axis libraries we had in the classpath pre 3700.5.0. Those are gone too.   Always bundle ...
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  • NOTICE! No More HttpClient 3.x In Learn 3700.5.0 and Later

    I'm writing this to inform B2 developers that Blackboard has removed the Apache Commons HttpClient 3.x library from /usr/local/blackboard/systemlib in Blackboard Learn 3700.5.0. We are using HttpClient 4.x in Learn ve...
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  • Who is Your Favorite Blackboarder?

    Clients often tell me how an employee has gone above and beyond expectations to help them. We strive to recognize our employees who excel in their work.  This year, we have created a new award to recognize a Bla...
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  • Reflections on TLC Europe

    As my first blog as your Chief Client Officer, I thought I would take a moment and introduce myself.   I am originally from St.Louis, Missouri but for the past 18 years I have lived in South Bend, Indiana with ...
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  • Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship DevCon + BbWorld 2019

      About the Scholarship As a market leader in education technology, Blackboard understands the critical need for professional development in the workplace. We value diversity of perspectives, ideas and skills. ...
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  • Blackboard Deprecates SOAP Web Services

    Happy New Year, 2019!   After two years of presenting our intention to deprecate SOAP, I am excited to say that 2019 is the year for our deprecating Learn SOAP Web Services! You can find the full deprecation ann...
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  • Bb Open Content Features Survey

    As a reminder, effective June 30, 2019, Blackboard will transition Blackboard Open Content to maintenance support mode. Effective December 31, 2019 Blackboard will end the availability of Blackboard Open Content for a...
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  • Installing (and upgrading) a Learn Developer Machine from scratch

    Let me start by saying how much I appreciate the Developer Virtual Machine and the work that Blackboard has put into optimizing the install and upgrade process of Learn.   Unfortunately, I cannot use the DVM dir...
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  • [Tech Webinar] The Changing Learning Management System Landscape

    [Tech Webinar] The Changing Learning Management System Landscape Hosted by Eduventures and Blackboard   The education ecosystem is undergoing rapid change as institutions look to leverage actionable data to driv...
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  • Pay It Forward

    Consider sharing your insights, ideas and innovations – in order to enhance and improve education globally. Last year we had over 270 presenters share their experience and work at BbWorld. If you’ve been t...
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  • Bb Grader Announcement

    Effective March 29, 2019 the Blackboard BbGrader App will no longer be supported.    Bb Grader will be removed from the Apple App Store and support will cease to service on March 29th, 2019 in all markets....
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  • Quality Matters – A LOT!  (Part I)

    In my last blog post, I recapped the results of our 2018 Client Satisfaction Survey. I noted that one of the top 4 areas of importance to you was the quality of our products and services.   I wanted to share with...
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  • New Enhancements for Blackboard Learn With the Original Experience

    Check out our latest blog which outlines the new enhancements for Blackboard Learn With the Original Experience.   New Enhancements for Blackboard Learn With the Original Experience - Blackboard Blog
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