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Supporting Continuity of Education with Blackboard Learn and Microsoft Teams

Date Published: Mar 20,2020

CategoryProduct:Data Management & Integrations,Communication Tools; Version:Learn 9.1 Q2 2020,Learn 9.1 Q4 2019 (3800.0.0),Learn 9.1 Q2 2019 (3700.0.0),SaaS
Article No.: 000052143

Blackboard Learn

Announcement Details:


Supporting your plans to maintain continuity of education is of paramount importance for us here at Blackboard. We understand that institutions continue to make contingency preparations to support your students, faculty, and support staff in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. With the evolving situation in mind, we’ve integrated Microsoft Teams in Blackboard Learn (both Original and Ultra Experiences) to enable seamless collaboration in one convenient location. Through this integration, users will be able to launch Microsoft Teams directly within any Learn course. 

The following set of resources will offer guidance on this integration and how to plan and prepare during this challenging period: 

  • A recent blog post offers guidance on the integration and key information on enabling it in your Learn environment 

  • Visit our resource page for more information and guidance on how to plan and provide continuity of service at your institution.  


The Microsoft Teams for Blackboard Learn integration requires Blackboard Learn to be running on one of the following versions: 

  • Blackboard Learn SaaS Continuous Delivery or Flexible Deployment Option

  • Blackboard Learn 9.1 Q2 2019 (3700.0.0) or higher  


Getting Started 

For more information about configuring Microsoft Teams for Blackboard Learn, please see the full documentation on Blackboard Help. There is also end-user documentation for instructors and students.

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