WebAssign Building Block

The WebAssign building block for Blackboard® enables instructors and students to access WebAssign from Blackboard.

The WebAssign building block must be installed and configured by a Blackboard system administrator at your school.

WebAssign requires Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption of data transmitted between the Blackboard and WebAssign servers. Web browsers accessing WebAssign from Blackboard must accept third-party cookies.

WebAssign Building Block v2.2.0

Version 2.2.0 of the WebAssign building block is the current version of the WebAssign and is the only version available for installation.

This version of the building block is supported for Blackboard 9.1 Service Pack 8 and later, including SaaS deployment with either the Original or Ultra Course View.

Features of this version include:

Administrators
  • Configure automatic syncing of data between Blackboard and WebAssign.
  • Manually sync data between Blackboard and WebAssign.
  • Review sync logs.
Instructors
  • LTI-compliant single sign-on to WebAssign.
  • Create WebAssign courses from Blackboard.
  • Link existing WebAssign courses to Blackboard.
  • Sync course rosters to WebAssign from Blackboard.
  • Sync student scores to Blackboard from WebAssign.
  • Automatic syncing of course roster and score data between Blackboard and WebAssign (if enabled by the administrator).
  • Turn off automatic syncing of data between Blackboard and WebAssign for specific courses.
Students
  • Single sign-on to WebAssign.
  • WebAssign assignment scores displayed in Blackboard (after instructor syncs).
  • Automatic syncing of course roster and score data between Blackboard and WebAssign (if enabled by the administrator).
Important: Versions of the WebAssign building block earlier than 2.2.0 do not suppport Blackboard 9.1 Service Pack 14 or later. If your school uses Blackboard 9.1 Service Pack 14 or later, see Upgrade the WebAssign Building Block.