The Learning Platforms Team cannot immediately add a third party integration tool to Blackboard. Every integration request must be initiated by an active University faculty or staff member. It will then be promptly evaluated through UMIT’s Governance process, to make sure that the integration is in compliance with FERPA, Security, Licensing and other considerations
As a rule of thumb, integration requests should be submitted in time to allow for a minimum of two (2) weeks between the request date and the anticipated date of adoption. Integrations will not be processed two (2) weeks prior to the beginning of a new term, two (2) weeks after the start of a new term, or two (2) weeks before the end of the active term.
Here is the full process:
- Step 1: Submit a UMIT Governance Demand Request for Evaluation
- Demand Request Form
- The governance process will evaluate the compliance requirements as stated above.
- Step 2: Upon approval, the Learning Platforms team will work with the requester and vendors to schedule the integration into our staging environment.
- Step 3: The requesting party will review the integration, upon approval the integration will be promoted to our production environments.
If you would like to read the complete policy, it is available here.