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Blackboard Web Community Schools Get TeacherLists Integration

The annual hunt for the student supply shopping list just got a little easier. In time for the 2016-2017 school year Blackboard's K-12 web content management system will now include the ability to post school supply lists from TeacherLists. The new "School Supply Lists App" will enable schools using Blackboard's Web Community Manager (formerly known as Schoolwires) to post teacher lists to the TeacherLists service and have it show up on the school's website too.

TeacherLists is a wildly popular service that lets teachers and schools post student needs in a standard format. According to the company, in 2015 7750,000 classrooms at 35,000 schools maintained lists on the site.

The integration "is a great example of how Blackboard can extend our technology's capabilities through meaningful partnerships with companies like TeacherLists," said Chris Crawford, vice president of K-12 community engagement at Blackboard, in a prepared statement. "We continue to aggressively deliver upon our mission to leverage technology to make it easier for district administrators, teachers, parents and the community to come together around student success."

Blackboard will host a webinar to explain how to add the TeacherLists service into school websites on May 11 from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern time.

About the Author

Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.