The Learning Platforms team supports several enterprise tools and third-party integrations to extend the use of the Blackboard Learn Ultra system for teaching and learning. Below are a list of the current tools integrated into Blackboard, including support resources and licensing options.

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MathWorks: Automatically grade MATLAB code in any learning environment. Resources.


Qwickly Attendance: Attendance tracking tool. Resources


Box: Store and manage content in a highly encrypted, secure, online environment. Resources                                                        

Follet Discover: A tool for faculty to use to review and select course materials. Resources                                          

Kaltura: Kaltura is a video management platform used to upload, manage, share, publish, and stream videos and video quizzes within Blackboard. Resources                                                        

OneNote: A note-taking program for free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration. Resources

OneDrive: Cloud storage to store your files and photos, sync across all your devices, and even edit and collaborate on Office documents. Resources

Auralia/Musition (Available for Frost School of Music): Ear training and music theory software. Resources

Voice Thread: A collaborative application to share multimedia, with interactive feedback options such as voice, text, or video comments. Resources                                    


Purchase of the e-textbook is to leverage the following integrations.

Cengage: Provides external course materials (e-textbooks, assignments, activities) to supplement course content. Resources

Macmillan Learning: An online resource where students can access their e-book, take quizzes, and more. Resources

McGraw-Hill: Class reports and analytics of student progress in one place. students don’t have to log in to different applications. Resources

Pearson: Provides additional course materials, assessments, and communication. Resources

Pearson MyLab & Mastering: Provides additional course materials, assessments, and communication, specific to MyLab and Mastering content. Resources

SAGE Vantage: A digital platform that provides SAGE content with auto-graded assignments. Resources

Vital Source: Platform for distributing, accessing, consuming, and engaging with digital textbooks and course materials. Resources

WileyPlus: Tailor curated content and easily manage your course in order to engage and motivate students. Resources

Interactive Content and Authoring

H5p (Individual License only): Create and Share Rich HTML5 Content and Applications. Resources

PlayPostit (Available for School of Law Online): PlayPostt is a lesson building application that allows users to create, customize, and personalize e-learning content. Resources

Library Integration

Course Reserves: Library services platform used for integrating electronic course reserves into Blackboard (articles, book chapters, syllabi, lecture notes, etc.). Resources

Research Guides: Materials and resources appropriate for disciplines, courses, and special topics, curated by UM librarians. Resources

Polling Software

iClicker Cloud (Licensing: Student / department purchase): iClicker Cloud, is a platform instructors use to engage students with polls and assignments, assess students with quizzes, and keep track of attendance. Resources

Social Annotation

Feedback Fruits (Available for School of Law): Collaborative tool suite used for self and peer feedback, and social annotation. Resources

Video Conferencing

Echo360 (Available for School of Law): Video-based learning tool for engagement, authoring and assessments. Resources

Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Teams is a video conferencing tool that integrates with Blackboard, which allows for scheduling and launching of meetings. Resources

Panopto (Available for: Miller School of Medicine): Panopto is a lecture capture tool and video platform to record, webcast, manage, and share video content. 

Zoom: Zoom is a video conferencing tool that integrates with Blackboard, which allows for scheduling and launching of meetings. Resources