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The integrated Blackboard virtual bookstore allows you to search for and adopt course materials. Students can see a comprehensive list of all necessary course materials and make purchases from directly within the Blackboard Learn platform. The Blackboard Store Building Block provides three tools:
- Course Materials Hub: A faculty center for researching course materials, collecting digital and physical resources into adoption lists, and sharing those lists with students and colleagues. The Course Materials Hub is available to all clients, whether or not they have an agreement in place with the Blackboard Store to provide their course materials.
- Blackboard StoreTM Commerce: Presents students with a list of their course materials available for purchase.
- Blackboard BookshelfTM: Allows students to access and organize course materials, even after the course ends. Includes an advanced e-Reader, digital bookshelf, and mobile compatibility. Students can view books they purchased within the Blackboard Store here.
The Blackboard Store is compatible with Blackboard Learn 9.1. Please check Behind the Blackboard for the latest information on supported Service Packs and Releases.
To learn more, see the Instructor Guide.
The Blackboard Store (also referred to as the “commerce” feature) and Blackboard Bookshelf are only available if your institution has turned them on through an agreement with Blackboard.
Course Materials Hub
The Blackboard Store provides you with rich functionality for research, discovery, and adoption of course materials through the Course Materials Hub. If your school does not have an agreement in place with the Blackboard Store to provide course materials, you will still be able to search for resources, collect a set of course materials, and share your list with colleagues and students via public links. If your school does have an agreement with the Blackboard Store and has the commerce feature turned on, you can go on to pair your course materials list with a Blackboard course, allowing your students to find their course materials automatically presented to them when they enter the Blackboard Store.