Setting Up ILP Ellucian with Blackboard SAAS

Blog Post created by dfaust on May 29, 2018

The Intelligent Learning Platform (ILP) block provides Ellucian (formerly Datatel) clients with the ability to set midterm and final grades for a course, send retention alerts, and view the last date of attendance for a student in the course. The midterm and final grades can also be published directly to the Datatel system.


We are currently beginning the implementation process here at Alvin Community College.  As I could locate little information about the specifics I thought that I would share the step-by-step process as we work though the entire implementation process. 

I find that initially there are more questions than answers, but I am excited to add these excellent options for faculty use in Blackboard especially.


I will be sharing from the perspective of the BB Administrator.  We are on BB SAAS and use Ellucian/Colleague, so my information will come form this unique role.  Even though I am not a programmer or DB administrator I will do my best to share information that is pertinent to these roles but ask that you forgive my use of "layman's terms" to express my ideas.


If interested please follow this blog as i share the good, the bad, and the ugly of ILP implementation. 


Information From Blackboard