Select Partner Cloud Settings
On the System Admin panel, in the Cloud Management area, select Partner Cloud Settings.
Confirm Partner Cloud Status is OK
On the Configure Partner Cloud page, under Partner Cloud Status, confirm that the Status is OK and then proceed to the next step.
*Note: If the connection is not OK, the Blackboard administrator may have to submit a Behind the Blackboard request to arrange a proper connection to Blackboard’s Partner Cloud.
Confirm that a list of publishers appears
Scroll down to the section labeled Configure and Activate Partners Available Through the Partner Cloud and confirm that a list of publishers appears.
*Note: If you do not see a publisher’s list, this indicates that a development Blackboard license is in use for this Blackboard instance. The administrator needs to submit a request to Blackboard to attain a non-dev license to proceed with integration.
Note the Installation Type
Scroll down to the section labeled Local System Information and note the Installation Type (Production, Stage or Test) that appears there. You will need to know the installation type when you Configure Macmillan Higher Education (Macmillan Learning) for the Partner Cloud.
Select "Yes" for Open Partner Links in New Window
This setting ensures that a new browser window opens when a user accesses resources outside of Blackboard and provides a more user friendly experience.
In the Privacy Configuration section, do the following:
For Share User Information select "User Choice"
This setting gives users the decision to accept or decline Blackboard automatically sharing their first name, last name, and email with Partner Cloud Services. This is the most FERPA compliant setting.
For Share Course Information select "Yes"
This setting is required for gradebook synchronization between Macmillan and Blackboard.
In the Grade Integration section, do the following:
For Scheduled Grade Update Frequency select "60"
This is the interval that Blackboard recommends for optimal automatic gradesync performance and minimal impact to Blackboard. This value must not be set to Never.
For Accept Grade Notifications select "Yes"
This enables Blackboard to respond to publisher alerts about grade data awaiting Blackboard retrieval.