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If you are integrating textbook publisher digital content in your course, access the Content Market Tools feature in your Blackboard course. This feature connects your Blackboard course to approved publisher providers through Blackboard's "Partner Cloud."

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To learn more about the Content Market Tools, please visit Blackboard’s Content Market Help Page. If you have additional questions about how to set up integrations with publisher content, please contact KU Educational Technology at itedtech@ku.edu or 785-864-2600.

For more information about Content Market Tools, select from the following:


Instructor Access to Content Market Tools
  1. Click Course Tools in the Control Panel.​
  2. Click Content Market Tools.


Student Access to Content Market Tools

If students need access to the tool provider options, direct students to the Content Market Tools feature. This feature can provide students access to self-service options provided by the publisher, most commonly used for resolving sync errors between Blackboard and the content provider for a student. You will need to set up a tool link for students to access these tools. 

Creating a left navigation menu button

  1. Make sure Edit Mode is ON
  2. Click the plus (+) symbol above the left navigation buttons
  3. Select Tool Link.
  4. For Type, select Content Market Tools from the pulldown menu.​
  5. Type a name for the button. 
  6. Click the box: Available to Users.
  7. Click Submit.

Creating a link in a content area

  1. Navigate to the content area where you want students to access the content market tools
  2. On the action bar, point to Tools and click More Tools.
  3. Click Content Market Tools.

  1. Give the link a name.
  2. Click Submit.

Source: Blackboard Help »


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