Blackboard Partners with Publishers

July 15, 2011

In addition to last year’s partnership with McGraw-Hill, Blackboard has now partnered with 4 more major textbook publishers – Cengage, Macmillan, Pearson, and John Wiley & Sons – in order to better link their course-management system with advanced e-textbook platforms. This will allow students to get to the publishers’ e-textbook and online assignments through the campus network without having to create new logins and passwords. It will also make providing grades to online quizzes from the publishers’ e-textbook systems to the gradebook on the Blackboard system much simpler for professors. These links are expected to be completed in about a year.  Chronicle of Higher Ed  |  InsideHigherEd