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??