Category data includes information about the groups that create a catalog structure to Course or Organization listings. Within Blackboard Learn, Courses and Organizations are listed under a category within the course catalog or the Organization catalog. The date elements below allow an institution to map category information from an external course to Blackboard Learn. The link data elements, presented in the next table, then assign Courses or Organizations to a category.
This table details the category data elements.
|Description and Data Type
|Must be unique. This field corresponds to the Category Mnemonic field in the UI. Not null. String. Max length 64. Multi-byte characters accepted.
|Sets the value of the record to one of the following: Enabled: Normal access to the record. Disabled: Record is visible in some areas of the UI, but may not be changed or accessed. Deleted: Record is scheduled to be removed. Passed as a string. "enabled", "disabled", "deleted"
|Establishes category availability within Blackboard Learn. Char(1). Y/N
|The name of the category as it will appear to users within the UI. String. Max length 255. Multi-byte characters accepted.
|Determines whether or not the category is displayed on the front page of the catalog. Char(1). Y/N
|Key used to establish grouping of category elements. String based key. Multi-byte characters accepted.
|Identifies the parent category in the category tree. String based key. Multi-byte characters accepted.
|Designates replacement for the current key. String. Max length 64. Multi-byte characters accepted.
|Defines the category.
|Provides a description of the category.
|The category's internal identification.
|The category's internal parent category identification.
|The category's parent category batch user identification.
|The type of node.