What's New in Blackboard

Third-Party Integrations – May 2021

In preparation for the Summer 2021 semester, we’re updating a number of our third-party integrations to offer our students and faculty the latest features. All maintenance will occur between 7 AM and 8 AM. 

May 7, 2021


Faculty piloting McGraw Hill’s new integration will be able to access the new tool link on May 7, 2021. The McGraw-Hill representative will be reaching out to faculty directly to participate in this summer pilot.

May 21, 2021


The updated Cengage integration brings new features and enhanced security without changing any existing workflows or functionality. New features include the ability to add grade columns without content links, access to Cengage Diagnostic and Support Tools, Due Date Synchronization, and support for Cengage Infuse. For questions on this upgrade, please contact your Cengage representative.

During the maintenance window, existing Cengage links will be unavailable. No action is needed following this upgrade.


As part of the Cengage upgrade, WebAssign will now be available via the Cengage Content Market tool. The existing “Access WebAssign” tool will remain available for the Summer 2021 semester. For Fall 2021, the Cengage representative will be reaching out to faculty to assist them with migrating to the new tool. 

For questions on this transition, please contact your Cengage/WebAssign representative
For instructions on using this new integration, please review Integrate WebAssign With Your Blackboard Course.


Wiley has announced that they’re sunsetting their legacy Blackboard integration at the end of July 2021. As part of their transition plan, we will be turning off the legacy integration on May 21, 2021. The Wiley representative will be reaching out to faculty directly to inform them of these changes.