Blackboard has partnered with Copia Class to provide seamless access for instructors and students to Copia Class content directly in their Blackboard Learn and Blackboard Open LMS courses, making course delivery easier and more convenient, saving time, and creating an even better course experience.

This integration works with Blackboard Open LMS, Blackboard Learn 9.1 version October 2014 and later, and Blackboard Learn SaaS in both Original and Ultra Course Views.

Features and benefits

  • Single Sign-on: With single sign-on, students are ready on their first day with easy access to Copia Class courses and library content directly from their Blackboard Learn  or Blackboard Open LMS course.
  • Direct Links: Link to a Copia Class course or an assigned Copia Class eBook from within Blackboard Learn or Blackboard Open LMS.
  • Grade Sync: Flexible, on-demand grade synchronization capabilities allow instructors to share students’ cumulative Copia Class grades with the Blackboard Learn Gradebook. This feature is not available for Blackboard Open LMS at this time.
  • Familiar workflows: Access to Copia Class content within the course content area makes it easy for you to find and adopt content within your native Blackboard Learn or Blackboard Open LMS workflow.
  • Student data privacy: Student information remains secure through full compliance with student privacy standards, such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Get started

You can download and install the Partner Cloud Building Block, which includes the Copia Class integration, at no cost. Partner Cloud is pre-installed on Blackboard Open LMS. After the Partner Cloud Building Block is installed and the Copia Class integration is configured, faculty can add Copia Class content to their Blackboard Learn or Blackboard Open LMS courses through the Content Market under the Partner Content menu in any course content area. Release notes and the administrator guide are available on Behind the Blackboard.

The Blackboard Partner Cloud Building Block is bundled with Blackboard Learn SaaS deployments.

To learn how to make the tool available, visit the Manage Tools topic in this section.

More on how instructors use the Copia Class integration