Publishing to Blackboard SaaS with Ultra
Posted by Bob Boufford, Last modified by Bob Boufford on 02 September 2020 03:42 PM
Blackboard recently made updates to Blackboard SaaS with the "Ultra Base Navigation" and the "Ultra Experience" that is somewhat compatible with Respondus 4.0.8.06 |
For Blackboard SaaS with the "Ultra Base Navigation", publishing to and retrieving from courses continues to work the same as with Blackboard Lean 9.1 courses.
For Blackboard SaaS with the "Ultra Experience", publishing to and retrieving from "Original View" courses continues to work the same as with Blackboard Lean 9.1 courses.
Currently, for "Ultra View" courses, the "Additional options for Exam/Survey" with "Apply Settings" and "Link Exam to Content Area and make available" are not available. By deselecting these settings, the file will publish to a hidden "Undeployed Tests" folder. Also, Blackboard Ultra will drop several question types from the file.
Currently, full support for Blackboard Ultra requires new APIs and web services to integrate with Respondus and other external applications. Once Blackboard fully develops the necessary APIs and web services, Respondus Product Management plans to fully support Blackboard Ultra with Respondus 4.0.
For "Original View" courses, faculty can use Respondus->Preview + Publish->Publish->Publish Wizard->"Save pool to local file for manual uploading"->"Test with points" then manually import the file into the "Original View" course with a standard web browser.
We also have a article "Manual import of Respondus files into Blackboard Ultra" at https://support.respondus.com/support/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/580/9/