As you may know Blackboard is a recognised Shibboleth enabled service
provider by Internet2 (http://shibboleth.internet2.edu/seas.html) and
indeed I know that SWITCH in Switzerland has a number of institutions
now working with Blackboard and Shibboleth.
In the UK I know that the Core Middleware Project IAMSECT
(http://iamsect.ncl.ac.uk) again is using Shibboleth with Blackboard.
There are also a number of JISC funded early adopters that are now
starting to look to integrate their VLEs with Shibboleth as part of
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> Subject: Shibboleth & Blackboard
> Are there any institutions that plan on testing / deploying the
> extensions to Blackboard (a commercial VLE) authentication?
> Here at the University of Huddersfield we plan on running a small
> over the next month to integrate Blackboard with a Shibboleth security
> environment and we are looking to exchange war stories (and hopefully
> data) with other institutions in a similar situation.
> Our primary driver for the project in the longer term is to couple our
> more tightly with external library sources to make life a little
> our students.
> Please feel free to contact myself for further information.
> Keith McMahon