QuestionMark, Blackboard build bridges with Building Blocks Scott Wilson, CETIS staff
January 07, 2002
QuestionMark, vendors of the Perception assessment suite, announced an agreement with Blackboard to provide interoperability between their respective products using Blackboard's Building Blocks programme.
Building Blocks is a 'plug-in' architecture for the Blackboard Enterprise Learning System that allows vendors to extend the platform.
However, unlike open standards for interoperability, the Building Blocks APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) are under the control of Blackboard developers rather than a consortium of vendors and consumers as is the case for specifications such as IMS.