Blackboard Inc. today announced a new collaboration with VitalSource, provider of “Inclusive Access.”
The collaboration provides students with access to course materials in an Inclusive Access model within Blackboard’s leading learning management systems (LMS), Blackboard Learn and Moodlerooms. The collaboration also makes VitalSource’s extensive catalog of digital textbooks and publisher learning platforms available, while also lowering the cost of course materials for students.
- Delivering materials directly in the LMS
- Providing students with the ability to purchase digital course materials at a significantly lower cost
- Ensuring that all students automatically have access to the correct course content on or before the first day of class
VitalSource provides students and educators access to the catalog of digital learning materials which are consumed on Bookshelf, the company’s exclusive eTextbook platform. All content consumed in Bookshelf can be integrated into courses within Blackboard Learn or Moodlerooms.
The integration is expected to be available for clients of both companies in the U.S. in spring 2018.