- If you have an existing Behind the Blackboard account, just send firstname.lastname@example.org an e-mail letting us know to add the developer role to your account.
- If you do not have an existing Behind the Blackboard account, please contact your local Blackboard administrator or Blackboard representative to obtain one.
All Blackboard Learn clients receive a Blackboard developers license at no cost. A developers license is a "small footprint" version of Blackboard with the Community and Content Management modules turned on. It can be run on a development server or even a virtual machine image for development purposes. Click here to request your license if you don't already have one.
|Commercial and for-profit entities are provided developer access for a nominal fee through the Blackboard Partnerships Program. Partnering with Blackboard provides access to design guidance and support among other benefits.|
Installing Blackboard Learn can be challenging and requires general knowledge of OS installation and installation of a relational database management system.
For a complete lists of steps involved to install Blackboard Learn, click here.
You can install Blackboard on a standalone server, a virtual image, and even in the cloud.
- Before you begin, get an understanding of what your project lifecycle will look like. You might not utilize all the steps, but it provides a helpful structure to base your plans off of.
- Next become more familiar with the functional and technical capabilities of the Building Blocks framework and APIs.
- If you are looking for a thorough although slightly dated overview of what Building Blocks are capable of, now review the Developer Guide.
- Finally, review the Blackboard Design Framework and the Tag Library Guide to understand how the various User Interface components that are already used throughout Blackboard can be reused inside of your project. An added bonus of using the user interface widgets like the data picker of file uploader in your tool is that you automatically inherit the accessibility compliance of core Blackboard Learn in your own tools.