Together, Blackboard and Dropbox Education—the most widely used file sync and share product in higher education—have partnered to provide instructors and learners a simple and easy way to integrate their content securely stored in Dropbox directly into Blackboard Learn™.
Save time & increase productivity
Integrate the platforms users prefer
Whether using a Dropbox Education account or a Dropbox personal account, Blackboard Learn users can access, share, and upload their Dropbox content directly within Blackboard Learn courses.
Save instructors time
Instructors and students are able to quickly and easily link directly to their Dropbox content from their Blackboard Learn courses, eliminating the need to manage content in multiple places.
Drive student satisfaction
Students are able to save time by uploading their assignments directly from Dropbox into Blackboard Learn.
Maximize the institution’s investment
Institutions benefit from greater adoption and increased user satisfaction with the ease of seamless authentication.
Why Dropbox Education?
Provide direct access to your content
- Seamlessly authenticate to Dropbox Education through Blackboard Learn
- Access your Dropbox learning content from any device, online or offline
- Manage your learning content in one place
Support and facilitate group collaboration
- Enable faculty, staff, and students to work on files of any size or type with cross-device sync
- Support collaborative content creation via permissions and version control
- Engage with a global collaboration network of 500M Dropbox users
Power user management and secure your institution’s content
- Gain visibility and control to manage users, monitor activity, and control sharing permissions
- Secure your data with multiple layers of protection
- Ensure compliance with the most widely accepted standards and regulations
The Dropbox Education building block download is available now to institutions running either the Blackboard Learn 9.1, Q2 2016 or Q4 2015 release. This building block allows instructors and students to link to their Dropbox content directly from Blackboard Learn using the mashup functionality found in most Blackboard Learn workflows.
Blackboard Learn SaaS and 9.1, Q4 2016 versions – and newer – have the building block pre-installed, allowing instructors and students to link to their Dropbox content directly from Blackboard Learn using the mashup functionality. Additionally, this building block offers students the ability to upload assignments directly from their Dropbox account into Blackboard Learn.
There is no fee for this integration.
- Datasheet: Dropbox integration for Blackboard Learn >
- Datasheet: Dropbox Education >
- Video: Dropbox integration demonstration >
- Video: CSUF faculty & students work together using Dropbox Education >
- Case Study: Arkansas State University >
- Case Study: Cleveland Community College >
- Blog: “Why one college chose Dropbox over Box, Google Drive, and OneDrive,” Davidson College >