Blackboard Inc. and Ingram have agreed to integrate Blackboard Learn and Vital Source, giving students and faculty access to Vital Source's e-textbook platform directly within Blackboard Learn's system. The integration will be available for both online and mobile users.

With the planned offering, instructors would be able to preview and select textbooks, as well as pieces of content or learning objects and add them to assignments and activities directly in their courses in Blackboard Learn. In addition, faculty and administrators would be able to track e-book usage through analytics reports.