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Introduction to SOAP Web Services

Author: Scott Hurrey
Categories: [‘SOAP Web Services’]
Tags: [‘web services’, ‘soap’, ‘blackboard learn’, ‘developer’]


Blackboard Learn Web Services are a key component of Blackboard Learn’s open architecture, allowing you to enhance the online education experience for their students and faculty through integration with external services and applications. You may assemble a solution of homegrown, commercial and open source software and tools using Learn Web Services that best meets your needs whether it is an integration to a homegrown application or other enterprise application, or seamless integration to a subscription database at your library.

Through Blackboard Learn Web Services developers can integrate with enterprise web applications such as Student Information Systems or custom middle-tier services. The Learn Web Services ensure that you can:

Data that can be accessed includes:

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To learn more about Learn Web Services, start here.

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