Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Content Group's e-textbook solution, announced the general availability of a comprehensive e-textbook Building Block that integrates its VitalSource Bookshelf platform with Blackboard Learn.
The VitalSource Building Block for Blackboard Learn is an integrated e-textbook solution. In addition to providing single sign-on integration, the VitalSource Building Block is the first Blackboard integration for e-textbooks configured to work directly with Blackboard Mobile Learn for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Kindle Fire devices.
Instructors can search, sample, and adopt VitalSource Bookshelf platform e-textbooks and make them available directly to students within their Blackboard Learn course environment. Instructors can construct courses, deep link to rich media and interactive learning activities, and annotate and direct students to exact sections of an e-textbook and required readings. Faculty can also view individual and aggregate class engagement data.