REST APIs to Utilize/Reference Content Collection Items - 3900.52

Blackboard Learn SaaS, Learn 9.1
Ultra Experience, Original Experience
Ultra Course View,Original Course View
Impact: Administrators

The Content Collection is a helpful file storage tool. Some users store files for courses. Users may also store files for sharing across the institution or with external users. In the 3900.41 release, we enabled REST APIs to read all files in all Content Collection. Now developers can use REST APIs to reference Content Collection files from other Public APIs and features. The following can be referenced:

  • File attachments in Original and Ultra Courses
  • BbML embedded files
  • User Avatars
  • Student Attempts
  • Course Content Files

An administrator must allow this access for a third-party app. This improvement is part of ongoing work to expand the capabilities of the Content Collection REST APIs.

For administrators: Access the Administrator panel -> System roles to assign the "Read-only access to the content system file system" permission to the API user.

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