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Blackboard Interface from LORA (Student Information System): Data Elements

Data Elements Posted to Blackboard

A minimum amount of information about courses, users, and enrollments flows from LORA into Blackboard. A total of ten data elements are posted to Blackboard:

FIELD NAME

DESCRIPTION

External_Course_Key

Course Identification Number (e.g. "16S-ACCT-B202-001"

Course_ID

Course Identification Number (e.g. "16S-ACCT-B202-001"

Course_Name

Course name or title

External_Person_Key

User Login ID, usually set to the user's Campus Wide ID (CWID)

User_ID

User Login ID, usually set to the user's Campus Wide ID (CWID)

Lastname

User's last name

Firstname

User's first name

email

User's email address

Passwd

Default password, used for creating new user accounts

role      

"Instructor" or "Student" for course enrollments.

   

The data elments used in creating courses are listed below. The External_Course_Key is always a duplicate of the Course_ID field.

FIELD NAME

DESCRIPTION

External_Course_Key

Course Identification Number (e.g. "16S-ACCT-B202-001"

Course_ID

Course Identification Number (e.g. "16S-ACCT-B202-001"

Course_Name

Course name or title

   

The data elments used in creating user accounts are listed below. The External_Person_Key is always a duplicate of the User_ID field.

FIELD NAME

DESCRIPTION

External_Person_Key

User Login ID, usually set to the user's Campus Wide ID (CWID)

User_ID

User Login ID, usually set to the user's Campus Wide ID (CWID)

Lastname

User's last name

Firstname

User's first name

email

User's email address

Passwd

Default password, used for creating new user accounts

   

The data elements used to enroll a user in a course are:

External_Course_Key

Course Identification Number (e.g. "16S-ACCT-B202-001"

External_Person_Key

User Login ID, usually set to the user's Campus Wide ID (CWID)

role      

"Instructor" or "Student" 

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