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Managing SIS Integrations

Student Information System (SIS) integrations change over time. They are subject to network conditions such as maintenance windows and connectivity problems. Check the SIS Integration Logs to help diagnose any problems. Use Advanced Configurations to troubleshoot any integration issues and have a backup plan to update your system in case you experience network or other system outages.

How to View the Advanced Configuration

Follow these steps to view the advanced configuration for an existing SIS integration.

  1. On the Administrator Panel, under Building Blocks, click Data Integration.
  2. Click Student Information System Integrations.
  3. Click the integration's contextual menu and select Advanced Configuration.

How to Manually Upload Feed Files

One way to address connection problems between your SIS and Blackboard Learn is to manually upload a feed file (typically XML, but a Snapshot flat file can also be used) to an existing SIS Integration.

  1. On the Administrator Panel, under Building Blocks, click Data Integration.
  2. Click Student Information System Integrations.
  3. Click the integration's contextual menu and select Upload Feed File.
  4. Click Browse on the Upload Feed File page.
  5. Locate the XML file on your local system which matches the format required of the specified integration type.
  6. Click Submit.

How to View HTTP Information

Follow these steps to view HTTP Information for an existing IMS Enterprise 1.1 or IMS Enterprise 1.1 - Vista integration. Use this information to set up the SIS to POST XML feed files to the integration.

  1. On the Administrator Panel, under Building Blocks, click Data Integration.
  2. Click Student Information System Integrations.
  3. Click the integration's contextual menu and select HTTP Information.

How to View Web Service Information

Follow these steps to view HTTP Information for an existing IMS Learning Information Services integration. Use this information to see the local and remote Endpoint URLs.

  1. On the Administrator Panel, under Building Blocks, click Data Integration.
  2. Click Student Information System Integrations.
  3. Click the integration's contextual menu and select Web Services Information.

How to Delete Student Information System Integrations

Follow these steps to delete an existing SIS integration. Blackboard recommends setting an integration to Inactive rather than to delete the integration, unless the prior status was Testing.

  1. On the Administrator Panel, under Building Blocks, click Data Integration.
  2. Click Student Information System Integrations.
  3. Click the integration's contextual menu and select Delete.