OCS For Blackboard consists of the following:
· Rich Web Client
The Web Client was built using Microsoft .NET and is a sophisticated client that allows users to access many of the OCS features and have relevant information from BB.
· Powerlink Connector to the BlackBoard system
The BB system has an API that is used to access the core data such as Coarse, Users, Teachers, and Institution. This data is utilized to populate the OCS for BB Web Client with relevant information based on the user’s personal information.
In addition this connection to BB allows the OCS for BB to write data and statistics to enable reporting.
Courses and Admin Tabs automatically populate with Teachers from BlackBoard: