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Leveraging the larger Blackboard Cloud infrastructure, the Partner Cloud allows institutions to access state-of-the-art, high quality educational content from multiples vendors within the Blackboard Learn platform through a single Building Block.

The Partner Cloud Building Block offers a single registration and activation process for content partner integrations. With this Building Block, system administrators will have access to the full content inventory available through the Partner Cloud and can efficiently control and manage what commercial content is visible through Blackboard Learn. This new distribution vehicle eliminates the cumbersome process of managing old and new versions of building blocks while also providing customers with access to new features and product improvements more quickly.

In moving to this streamlined technology, Blackboard will continue to incorporate best practices and deploy consistent and native Blackboard Learn workflows for all partner integrations, including:

  • Single sign-on provides instructors and students with the convenience of one login for all course resources.
  • Automated gradebook refresh ensures all assignment grades appear in the Blackboard Grade Center, saving instructors’ time.
  • Compliance with student data privacy laws, such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), ensures sensitive student information remains protected and secure.