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Weekly News Digest

May 14, 2012 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITI’s Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Cengage Learning and Blackboard Introduce Digital Content Integration

Cengage Learning and Blackboard, Inc. announced the availability of an integrated solution that gives instructors and students streamlined access to Cengage Learning’s digital learning solutions and core curriculum content directly through the Blackboard Learn learning management system.

The integration, which creates a simpler and more intuitive user experience, allows for single sign-on, embedded activity links and gradebook synchronization for Cengage Learning’s MindTap platform, as well as single-sign on and placement of embedded links at the activity level for CourseMate products—all through the Blackboard Learn platform.

The integration is made possible through Cengage Learning's standards-based, web-services architecture—MindLinks—and the Blackboard Building Blocks program which leverages the open APIs of the Blackboard Learn platform. For all CourseMate titles, the integration includes the ability to directly link within Blackboard Learn to individual assets, including student activities and the ebook.

Blackboard is part of the Cengage Learning MindShare Alliance Partner Program and Cengage Learning is a Blackboard Strategic Partner in the Blackboard Partnerships Program.

Source: Cengage Learning and Blackboard

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