Blackboard has partnered with several textbook publishers to create what we call 'building blocks', which are mini programs that either bring content into Blackboard, or link to the publishers' websites, which then let faculty quickly and easily incorporate rich digital content directly into Blackboard courses. We encourage you to take a look at these tools within your courses.
These Bb partners include Cengage, McGraw-Hill, Pearson, and Wiley. The should be available under COURSE TOOLS in your control panel, as well as in your content areas as action selections within the contextual menus.
You may need to first check to make sure the tools are available for use by clicking on CUSTOMIZATION in your CONTROL PANEL, and selecting TOOL AVAILABILITY.
Below is a link to an overview document explaining briefly what these tools are, and containing links to reference materials and documentation for help.
For more information, see the Bb Partnership page at: http://www.blackboard.com/Partnerships/Featured-Partners.aspx.