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Announcements API -get last announcement in building block

Question asked by jb31639 on Feb 9, 2016
Latest reply on Feb 9, 2016 by jb31639


I'm looking at the API but if anyone knows how to get the latest announcement from a course that would be great.


Can I do it from outside the course or do I have to be in the course context. I'm trying to build a little news page for all people (not enrolled on the course with announcements) on our blackboard instance. Originally we had a little widget to pull content from our sharepoint site using web services. This still works but I'm worried about grabbing data from another server to feature on all pages -if that server goes down then that might cause issues.


I could probably call using web services but as I'm inside Blackboard I'm assuming it's better practice to use the API??