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Individual vendors develop tools at different paces depending on available integrations for Blackboard web services and REST API integrations. Tools listed here to not represent the full roadmap under development by vendors at the time of this FAQ's publication. Not all vendors provided information to UMBC or a clear timeline for Ultra support.

This list focuses on third-party tools for Blackboard. Please review these FAQs for other functionality:

Tools may appear in Ultra under another name or form and with different functionality and customizations. These will be noted under comments. Please review linked documentation for additional information.

Don't see a tool listed? Please open an RT ticket. If possible, include your vendor's point of contact to expedite your inquiry.
ToolVendorIntegration TypeUltra ReadyStatusComments
Academic WriterAPALTIYes

AVAILABLE

Ready to use.
AcrobatiqAcrobatiqLTIPartially
IN DEVELOPMENT
Tool appears to work, but needs to be tested for grade synchronization.
ALEKSMcGraw-HillLTI No

AVAILABLE

LTI needs to be tested & validated.
AresAtlasLTIYes

AVAILABLE

Ready to use.
Bookshelf by VitalSourceVitalSourceBuilding Block / LTI Yes
AVAILABLE
LTI has been tested. Functionality is limited to a textbook link at this time.

Cengage Learning MindLinks

Also supports CogLab

CengageLTIYes

AVAILABLE

LTI needs to be tested & validated.

CourseArcCourseArcLTI Yes
AVAILABLE
Ready to use.
EACEACBuilding BlockYes

AVAILABLE

Ready to use. Access from the Tools tab.
eXploranceeXploranceLTIYes
AVAILABLE
Course evaluations are accessed from the Tools link on the Bb menu.
FlipIt PhysicsMacmillanLTI Yes
AVAILABLE
LTI has been tested. Ready to use.
InQuizitiveW.W. NortonLTI Yes
AVAILABLE
LTI has been tested. Ready to use.
McGraw-Hill CampusMcGraw-HillBuilding BlockNo

IN DEVELOPMENT

Vendor estimates FA2019. 
McGraw-Hill Connect and CreateMcGraw-HillBuilding BlockNo

TESTING

Piloting LTI integration during FA2019.
Microsoft OneNoteMicrosoftLTI Yes
AVAILABLE
Ready to use. 
MyLab & MasteringPearsonBuilding BlockNo
IN DEVELOPMENT
No ETA from vendor.
Qwickly Course ToolsQwicklyBuilding BlockNo
IN DEVELOPMENT
Estimated availability: WT2020. Required additional license for institution.
Qwickly AttendanceQwicklyLTIYes
AVAILABLE
Ready to use.
Qwickly Jot AssignmentQwicklyBuilding BlockNo
IN DEVELOPMENT

Respondus LockDown BrowserRespondus IncLTIYes
AVAILABLE
Ready to use.
RevelPearsonLTIYes
AVAILABLE

Soomo LearningSoomo PublishingBuilding BlockNo
IN DEVELOPMENT
No ETA from vendor.
Tk20Tk20LTI Yes

TESTING


Turning Technologies ClickersTurning TechnologiesLTIYes
AVAILABLE
Ready to use.  Required Turning Point 8.
VHL CentralVista Higher Learning Building BlockNo

IN DEVELOPMENT

No ETA from vendor.
VoiceThreadVoiceThreadLTI Yes
AVAILABLE
Ready to use.
WebAssignCengageBuilding BlockNo
IN DEVELOPMENT
Estimated availability: FA2020
WileyPLUSWileyLTIYes

AVAILABLE

Ready to use.
zyBookszyBooksLTIYes

AVAILABLE

Ready to use.