The Northwestern University has been working to integrate Google Apps Education Edition with Blackboard, one of the predominant providers of educational technology. At the BB World conference, Northwestern is unveiling a Blackboard Building Block called “Bboogle” that they’ve built and are releasing to the community as open source. Building Block includes single sign-on, automated account provisioning, and automated sharing of Google Documents and Calendars through Blackboard course sites. “By integrating the applications into Blackboard we could make that kind of collaborative learning experience available to more of our students than ever before,” said Jonathan Smith, Software Architect at Northwestern.
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