Looking for a real-time integration solution between Oracles PeopleSoft and BBlearn. Ideas?
PeopleSoft Campus Solutions 9 natively supports the Learning Information Services (LIS) standard from IMS, as does Blackboard Learn. More detail on the version dependencies is available from the Blackboard help system via the link below.
LIS includes support for an event-driven model, where for instance as soon as a student drops a course in PeopleSoft, the enrollment record is disabled in Learn. It also supports a batch capability similar to the way the old Blackboard snapshot tool traditionally works, where all the changed data from a period of time can be pushed from PeopleSoft into Learn at a set time. These methods can be combined in whatever cadence makes the most sense at Chico.
Configuration of the integration requires some work on both the PeopleSoft side and the Learn side, in order to tailor the data in the events or the batches to your business practices at Chico, but the "plumbing" piece of the integration is standardized via the LIS standard, and is essentially turn-key, once you tell each system the URL of the other.
Help Link LIS - IMS Learning Information Services - Blackboard Help
The tools for the Learn side of the configuration are covered in detail in the Blackboard help system as well. Blackboard consulting services are also available around custom-tailoring integrations to your needs at Chico.
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