Bb Mailbag: Publisher Tools


Welcome to the Blackboard Mailbag, where we feature a commonly asked question that has been hitting our mailbox recently: You’ll find an archive of all of the previous questions and answers on our website.

Note: Features may change with future updates.

Q: Is there a list of publisher content that pairs with Blackboard?

If you are using a publisher website for materials and assessments in your course, you may be able to ‘pair’ your Blackboard course to the publisher course site so that students can connect to the publisher site from Blackboard without creating a separate login account.  Some publishers also allow for ‘deep integration’ (or ‘deep linking’) between your course and the publisher site, so that assignments and quizzes are individually accessible in your course and integrated with your Blackboard grade book.

Publisher tools in Blackboard LMS are integrations with educational publishers that simplify the teaching and learning experience. 

These tools offer several benefits for both instructors and students:

Cambridge Business Publishers provides high quality textbook and digital resources in accounting and finance for colleges and universities around the world.

MindTap is an online learning platform that gives instructors complete course control. Learn how you can craft engaging learning experiences with MindTap.

linkedin learning

LinkedIn Learning is an online educational platform that helps you discover and develop business, technology-related, and creative skills through expert-led course videos

macmillan learning

Macmillan Learning is a company that specializes in educational materials and services, particularly for higher education.

MATLAB Grader™ lets you scale assessments and automatically grade MATLAB® coding assignments in any learning environment. You can use MATLAB Grader for formative assessments with automated feedback and summative assessments such as quizzes and exams.

mcgraw hill connect

McGraw Hill Connect is the homework and learning management platform for educators and students. Includes automated grading tools, an eBook, adaptive learning.

myenglish lab

MyEnglishLab is a Pearson platform that provides online exercises, quizzes, and other resources that accompany various English language learning textbooks.

Your “AB” designation might refer to a specific course level or edition within MyEnglishLab.

  • Norton & Company, Inc., publishes approximately 400 books annually in its combined trade and college groups.


pearson mylab/mastering
Pearson publishing textbooks, Pearson MyLab & Mastering offertoolsfor assessment, content delivery, course analytics, and more

pearson revel

Pearson Revel is an interactive learning environment that seamlessly blends authors’ narrative, media, and assessment, enabling students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.


Perusall is a social web annotation tool used by students at schools and universities across the world. It allows users to annotate the margins of a text in a virtual group setting that is similar to social media—with upvoting, emojis, chat functionality, and notifications—and it includes AI grading.


John Wiley & Sons is an American multinational publishing company that focuses on academic publishing and instructional materials. 

wiley plus

WileyPLUS is an online teaching and learning environment that integrates the entire digital textbook with the instructor and student resources to enhance both the teaching and learning experiences.

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