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Blackboard Third-Party Tool Integration Request Guidelines

Some third-party vendors, such as Top Hat and Zoom offer integrations with Blackboard that allow users to connect to a service from within a Bb course. The following will guide you in requesting an integration.

The following items will be part of the review process and may be required for the request form.

  • Business owner
  • Purpose/Benefit
  • Security
    • Are names and grades stored?
  • Dates of service
  • Documentation and web links
    • Terms of Use
    • Privacy Policy
    • Content Integration Agreement
  • Support

UH IT Security approval of all integrations is required.

The process can take 60-90 days from time of request submission to production installation/launch

Complete and submit the following forms

Security and Contract Review

  • Security review is performed by UHIT Information Security
  • Contract review is performed by Office of the General Counsel

Install on Blackboard test server

  • Review/Test
  • Test time varies, but is typically 2-3 weeks

Install on Blackboard production server (if approved)

  1. Release to users
  2. Contact helpdesk for support