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Build the Future of EdTech at DevCon

Blackboard’s support for third-party integrations has grown substantially since the last DevCon. REST APIs, LTI and Caliper have exploded in use and adoption in that time. The combination of these technologies has become an important and viable option for developers and interrogators looking to enhance and extend Blackboard Learn.

See our detailed agenda below for more information.

Agenda: Tuesday 20th August

8:30 – 17:30 Registration for DevCon19 Open
9:00 – 10:00 Welcome to DevCon
Mark and Scott will talk about the logistics of the conference and what has happened in the world of the Developer Community since we last met.
10:00 – 10:30 Morning Tea
10:30 – 11:30 No REST for the Wicked: The Latest on REST APIs in Blackboard Learn
In this session, we will discuss the Blackboard Learn REST APIs. We have talked a lot about these over the past few years. Rather than rehash those topics, let’s jump right in and focus on the API, best practices, and discuss how you are using them.
11:30 – 12:30 Hackboard:Data – Getting Started with the Developer Tier of the Blackboard Reporting Stack
Introducing the Developer Tier of the Blackboard Reporting Stack which marks the beginning of continuous delivery for the Blackboard Data platform. We show you the available components and explain eligibility and how to request access.
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch for all attendees
13:30 – 14:30 Hackboard: Data – Hands on with the Developer Tier
In this hands-on session we’ll introduce you to Blackboard Data’s interactive Data Dictionary, and show you how to use the Developer Tier’s direct access to build insights across the Blackboard Data canonical model.
14:30 – 15:30 LTI Advantage in Theory
This session will give an in-depth look at LTI Advantage, as a specification, and as it is implemented in Blackboard Learn.
15:30 – 15:45 Afternoon Tea
15:45 – 16:45 Developer Roadmap
Mark O’Neil will give attendees a peek behind the curtain, to highlight API enhancements coming up in 2019 and beyond. This is a can’t miss session for anyone thinking about building an integration in the coming year, or even just those interested in seeing what can be accomplished.
16:45 – 17:30 Open Discussion
Let’s finish the day with open discussion to ask questions you have or talk through anything that is on your mind.
17:30 – 19:00 Welcome Reception
19:00 onwards Opportunity to continue into the evening with the DevCon Team for dinner and drinks.

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