Blackboard Learn SaaS AWS GovCloud

Blackboard Learn SaaS deployment in AWS GovCloud

Blackboard Learn™ SaaS deployment in AWS GovCloud provides a secure and reliable foundation for a world-class learning experience. With AWS GovCloud infrastructure, sensitive data and regulated workloads are hosted securely in the cloud supporting U.S. government compliance requirements including ITAR and FedRAMP. With this deployment option, you have all the benefits of secure cloud architecture combined with the market-leading Blackboard Learn platform, which is characterized by simple, yet powerful workflows, a modern look and feel, and a responsive interface on all devices.

What are the different tiers of Learn SaaS deployment?

To provide you with choice and flexibility in addressing your organization's deployment needs, we offer two deployment tiers: Plus and Advantage.

Plus

Continuous delivery of features and functionality
Flexible Deployment Option
Full Building Block support
Full LTI, web services, and new REST APIs
Test instance
Optional staging instance
Optional direct data access (OpenDB/ASR)

Advantage

Continuous delivery of features and functionality
Flexible Deployment Option
Full Building Block support
Full LTI, web services, and new REST APIs
Test instance
Staging instance
Direct data access (OpenDB/ASR)
Service Delivery Management (SDM)

What are the benefits of Learn SaaS deployment in AWS GovCloud?

Secure Infrastructure

Deployed on an infrastructure with high security accreditations

Rapid Innovation

Enhancements & features more frequently

Improved Experience

Zero downtime updates*

Enhanced Quality

Fixes & maintenance more quickly

Better Support

Less variety of versions being supported

Peace of Mind

Experienced Blackboard staff managing operations 24x7x365

What is the Flexible Deployment Option available with SaaS Plus and SaaS Advantage?

The Flexible Deployment Option (available with the Original experience) provides more time for you to test your customizations and integrations as well as plan change management activities. You receive security updates and maintenance fixes on a regular basis in order to maintain the highest quality environment, but changes to the platform (new features and capabilities) can be deferred and applied only twice per year (rather than as part of the continuous delivery cycle).

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