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Blackboard App Catalog - FAQ

1. What is the Blackboard App Catalog?

Partner integrations continue to play a critical and vital role within the Learn ecosystem, and we’ve always strived to maintain a current and detailed inventory of our partners and their available integrations. The new App Catalog directly enables our partner community to manage their own App listings—ultimately providing our clients with a current, comprehensive, and detailed list of available integrations across all flavors of Learn. As our partner community continues to expand, and our clients navigate their transitions from the Original to Ultra experience of Learn, partner integrations are more important than ever before. Our partners and clients deserved a scalable, dynamic, and comprehensive resource for partner integrations – and we’ve delivered.

2. How does the Blackboard App Catalog Work?

3. What does “ULTRA READY” mean?

Any integration listed as “Ultra Ready” is labeled as such to indicate it was built leveraging only Blackboard integration frameworks specifically supported in Ultra (i.e. Partner Cloud, LTI 1.1+ and/or Learn REST APIs). The term “Ultra Ready” is not equivalent to a Blackboard certification status for the Ultra experience.††

Ultra Ready Badges

4. What’s the difference between the 3 App types (LTI + REST, Building Blocks, & Partner Cloud)?

5. How can I tell which integrations work for Original vs. Ultra?

It can be a bit tricky, but this Ultra Compatibility Matrix provides a bit of clarity:

Ultra Compatibility Matrix

6. Why can’t I find the App(s) I’m looking for?

The majority of LTI+REST integrations and Building Blocks are developed, maintained, and supported by our developer community of partners and clients. It is up to the integration owner to submit their apps the the Blackboard App Catalog. If you know of an App that you’d like to see in the App Catalog, please fill out the Suggest an Integration form and we will work with the partner/vendor to get the App listed.

7. Will more Apps be added to the App Catalog?

Most definitely! The new Blackboard App Catalog confirms our continued investment in the expansion of our partner integration ecosystem, commitment to client transparency, and ongoing support of our transition to Learn Ultra. With an updated FAQ page coming soon and new Partners and Apps being added weekly, the Blackboard App Catalog is a valuable resource that will only improve as it grows.

8. How can I list my App(s) in the App Catalog?

Any Blackboard Partner can submit Apps to the Blackboard App Catalog - join the Blackboard Partnerships Program to get started!

9. What are the various LTI Placement Type(s) available in Learn?

10. What if I have additional questions?

Reach out to the Blackboard App Catalog Team (


††The 3rd party Ultra Ready integrations available through the Blackboard App Catalog allow you to use the named 3rd party service with the Ultra experience in Learn. By enabling any 3rd party integrations you agree that any use of the a 3rd party service is governed solely by the terms of use by the named 3rd party (and you shall comply with all such terms of use). Any contract entered into, services provided, or any transaction completed via the named 3rd party is between you and that party, and not Blackboard. Blackboard makes no representation with respect to the named 3rd parties and shall have no liability or obligation whatsoever in relation to the content provided to or available at, use of, or correspondence with, the named 3rd party or any transactions completed and any contract entered into by you with any named 3rd party. Further, by authorizing a 3rd party integration, you authorize Blackboard to provide limited personal information required for the named 3rd party (“Integration Information”). You agree that Blackboard is not responsible for the data privacy and security practices of named 3rd party and Blackboard is not liable for any unauthorized access to the Integration Information. You accept that you are solely responsible for meeting any applicable requirements and the consequences of authorizing named 3rd party to access the Integration Information.