Connector with BlackBoard
Connection with BlackBoard
More and more, schools are deploying an electronic learning environment. Each student and teacher has access to information in this environment with his or her login. Which information a student or teacher can see and what actions can be performed is determined by the roles imposed on the login account.
Managing BlackBoard by the system administrator is a time consuming task when data is maintained - create, modify and delete accounts - manually.
The School Information System (SIS) is accurately managed by the administration and contains important information for each school. It is the perfect source of information for BlackBoard. Tools4ever's Identity and Access Management (IAM) solution offers the possibility to automatically manage student data in BlackBoard. The connection extracts relevant information from any School Information System (SIS) (eg Magister, @VO or Vocus) and turns it over to BlackBoard. Every time student information changes, this information is automatically detected by IAM and updated in BlackBoard.
It is even possible to load the hierarchy information from the School Information System in BlackBoard. Besides user management in BlackBoard, groups and courses are automatically updated.
Integrated e-mail environments like Live@edu and Google Apps can be automatically updated using the connection. Control of the email environment and its associated applications remain at the school. This connection avoids duplication, ensures that the information in BlackBoard is always up-to-date, saves valuable time and reduces the risk of errors.
Access to the electronic learning environment can be kept synchronized to the directory service. This can be done by logging in once to the network to automatically access to the electronic learning environment (Single Sign On) or through password synchronization. The password of the network environment stays the same as the electronic learning environment. The user has to remember only one password thereby reducing calls to the helpdesk to reset forgotten passwords.