Jeff Longland

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Blackboard DevCon 2011 – New SIS Integration Capabilities

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A full room for this session.  And rightfully so.  More rough notes:

  • Data integration pre Learn 9.1.6…  Snapshots.  Command line.  Both for data source management and imports. Uh yeah….  “next generation”.  But, enough negativity.  Things seem to be changing.
  • IMS Enterprise 1.1 and IMS LIS supported by new web endpoint.
  • Data source management can now be done through admin panel.
  • Building Blocks can be written to support additional integration types.
  • Integrations have modes for active, inactive and testing – can see this being handy.
  • Advanced config allows for fine-grained control.  Can control how objects are handled on an integration-by-integration basis.  This seems simple, but I’ve worked on integrations where I was uneasy providing an external system with complete access to the integration API.  Kudos Blackboard, this is a good feature.
  • JavaScript can be used to process / transform data fields?
  • Event log is clear and easy to view. Not sure how it performs with hundreds of thousands of events, but looks good with a handful of events.
  • Wondering about performance generally.  Dan has explained that events are received, queued (I believe with ActiveMQ) and then processed.  So all events should be received, the performance delay will likely be in the processing itself.

Written by jlongland

July 11, 2011 at 7:59 pm

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  1. Thanks Jeff for brief update on the new SIS b2 features. Do you have more literature on the same or can contact Dan Peters?

    Abdul Rehman (@ar4tweet)

    September 25, 2011 at 4:26 am

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