The following tools are available for faculty to integrate with their Blackboard Learn course site.


Site Licensed – These platforms are generally available to faculty & students through Blackboard.

Tool name Type Description More Info
Alexander Street Multimedia Add Library Media to your course site BU Libraries
Barnes and Noble Course Materials Link to Barnes & Noble for textbook purchases
BU Libraries Course Materials Course Materials Link to BU Libraries Course Materials BU Libraries
Digication ePortfolios Create an e-Portfolio TechWeb
Echo360 Multimedia Lecture Capture and Media TechWeb
Google Assignments Assessment Grade student Google Docs/Sheets/Slides assignments Google
Gradescope Assessment Deliver assessments and reduce time spent grading TechWeb
Kaltura Multimedia Instructional Video Platform TechWeb
MATLAB Course Materials Environment for matrix algebra calculations and many other more specific computations and applications TechWeb
Microsoft Teams Collaboration Schedule MS Teams meetings in Blackboard TechWeb
OneNote Class Notebook Collaboration Create collaborative notebooks using Microsoft OneNote TechWeb
Pronto Collaboration Synchronous chat tool for Students TechWeb
Turnitin Feedback Studio Assessment Plagiarism detection and feedback tools TechWeb
Zoom Collaboration Create Zoom meetings and share recordings TechWeb


Individual/Class License
– students purchase licenses to these tools, or departments can purchase licenses for specific classes

Name Type Description License More Info
Cengage Learning Mindlinks Course Materials Link to course materials from vendor
Examity Assessment Online Proctoring Departments purchase
McGraw-Hill Content Course Materials Link to course materials from vendor
Pearson MyLab Course Materials Link to course materials from vendor Student Purchase
Top Hat Assessment/Content Link to course materials from vendor Student Purchase
Turning Audience Response Poll students Student Purchase
WileyPLUS Course Materials Link to Content from vendor Student Purchase


College Licenses – Specific colleges or departments may license these tools for their faculty. Faculty in the listed departments may contact their IT offices for more information

Name Type Description Department More Info
GoReact Assessment Video assessment software that helps learners demonstrate skills online CAS Contact CAS IT
Piazza Collaboration Enhance student collaboration CAS Contact CAS IT
YellowDig Community Create topics and discussions for student engagement QST Contact QST or CAS IT for more information