Blackboard Openness in Release 9.0
Learn how to use Blackboard’s new, open capabilities to customize & extend your Blackboard Learn, Release 9.x platform to meet specific e-learning needs. Gain exposure to new product & industry concepts, standards, and trends.
Getting started with Blackboard Development
Learn how and where to get help when getting started with your development project. There are many resources out there to assist you including EduGarage.com (Blackboard’s Developer web site) and OSCELOT (the Open Source Community for Educational Learning Objects and Tools).
From Ideas to Tools
Learn how to increase your chances of success when designing and building plug-ins for Blackboard.
Upgrading to Blackboard Learn, Release 9.0, Impact to Developers
Upgrading soon to Blackboard Learn, Release 9 soon? Come to this session to learn more about the challenges you may encounter as a developer and how to address them.
Developing a Interoperable Proxy Tool using Open Standards
Investigate how to build the newest type of Blackboard plugin technology - the Blackboard Proxy Tool. Based on the IMS Learning Tools Interoperability 2.0 specification, Proxy Tools are interoperable learning applications that can be hosted externally to your Blackboard environment and accessed from multiple learning environments. See a working Proxy Tool running in the Google App Engine.
Wrap-up & Closing Remarks
Virtual developer environments? Web APIs? Better standards compliance or support for industry-transforming technologies? Provide feedback on this day’s activities and tell us what you need to help shape the future API and developer program roadmap.
OSCELOT: Open Source Community for Educational Learning Objects and Tools
Mark O'Neil, Dartmouth CollegePPT