Getting Started with Blackboard Building Blocks (Part I)
Rusty Klophaus, Blackboard
Learn the nuts & bolts of getting started with Blackboard Building Blocks including where to find relevant documentation and how to start and structure your project using an IDE.
Getting Started with Blackboard Building Blocks (Part II)
Priyanka Gupta, Blackboard
Continue your investigation of Building Blocks with exposure to additional Blackboard APIs and instruction on how to leverage the Blackboard look & feel in your application.
Blackboard Learn Content Management APIs & Xythos Architecture
John Barone, Blackboard
Learn how Xythos content solutions fit into your campus-wide architecture, and see how you can use APIs to import content, tag files with metadata, and support workflows within the Blackboard Learn Content Management Module.
Proxy Tools & Web Services
George Kroner, Blackboard
Lance Neumann, Blackboard
Investigate how to build the newest type of Blackboard plugin technology - the Blackboard Proxy Tool. Based on the IMS Learning Tools Interoperability 2.0 specification, Proxy Tools are interoperable learning applications that can be hosted externally to your Blackboard environment and accessed from multiple learning environments. See a working Proxy Tool running in the Google App Engine.
Debugging Building Blocks Issues
Kevin Borgeson, Blackboard
Learn techniques to figure out what's going wrong when your development project isn't progressing quite as you expected.
User Interface Customization Techniques
Linas Laucys, Blackboard
Dan Rinzel, Blackboard
Learn how to customize the Blackboard Learn GUI with the Theme and Branding capabilities built into Release 9. See how you can edit the product's CSS files and use the tag libraries to render a highly-tailored user experience.