Introduction to the Collaborate Developer Community

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Welcome to the Blackboard Collaborate™ Developer Community. Blackboard Collaborate is a simple, convenient, and reliable online collaborative learning solution. This solution delivers a level of engagement that makes learners feel like they’re together in the same room via collaboration and conference tools.


The Collaborate Developer Community is broken up into four main areas:


Get up to speed quickly with the new REST APIs available for Blackboard Collaborate with the Ultra Experience. These APIs give the developer the ability to integrate common Collaborate functionality into a web application using REST APIs.


Blackboard provides reference documentation for REST APIs.


Blackboard is phasing in REST APIs as the preferred method of integration. If you have an earlier SOAP-based intregration, you can migrate it to use the new API endpoints.


Interact with other Collaborate developers as well as Blackboard team members.


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