Blackboard

Step 1:  Pre-Integration Tasks

Step 2:  Installing the Campus Labs Building Block* for Blackboard

Step 3:  Product Specific Deployment

         Baseline Rubrics Additional Steps

         Beacon Quick Update Additional Steps

         Course Evaluation Student Access Link Additional Steps

 

Step 1:  Pre-Integration Tasks

Submit a request to support@campuslabs.com (716.270.0000) requesting Blackboard integration for Beacon, Course Evaluation or Baseline Rubrics.  

    *In the request please include your Blackboard sign in URL.

 

Step 2:  Installing the Campus Labs Building Block* for Blackboard

Portions of the instructions below were adapted from BlackBoard support documentation and may not cover all versions of BlackBoard Learn. Please consult BlackBoard Support for general questions about generic Building Block installation and Module deployment.

 

  1. Log in to your institution’s Blackboard site with an account that has system administrator-level access.
  2. Go to System Admin -> Building Blocks section -> Building Blocks
  3. Click “Installed Tools”.
  4. Click “Upload Building Blocks.”
  5. Download the Campus Labs Building Block to a location on your computer.

          [Download Blackboard Building Block] Last updated: 10/31/2016 

  6. In Blackboard click “Browse” and select the Building Block .WAR file from the location to which you downloaded the file above.
  7. Click “Submit” to upload the .WAR file to Blackboard Learn.
  8. Click “OK” to go back to the Building Blocks page.
  9. To enable the Building Block, hover over the Campus Labs Building Block row, click on the menu icon, and select “Set Available”.
  10. Click “Approve” to make the Building Block available and allow it to use the listed permissions.
  11. Return to the “System Admin” page, click on “Campus Labs Building Block” in the “Tools and Utilities” section, then enter the following information:

    Domain Name:  https://school.campuslabs.com - Provided by Campus Labs staff
                (Do NOT put a trailing slash on the end of the domain)

    Campus Key:  Enter the full name of your institution

    Campus Secret: Enter GUID provided by Campus Labs staff

  12. Click “Submit” and your installation will be complete.

 

* Please note: If your institution runs Blackboard on a server that does NOT have the latest sub-version of Java 1.7, then you will need to download and apply the following two root certificates to the Blackboard server in order for the Campus Labs Building Block to successfully connect to Campus Labs data sources using the required SSL certificates.

GoDaddy Class 2 Certification Authority Root Certificate - G2

GoDaddy Secure Server Certificate (Intermediate Certificate) - G2

 

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Baseline Rubrics Additional Steps

Now that the building block is in place follow the additional steps below to complete the Baseline Rubrics integration.

*Please note that by default you must have “Faculty” set as one of your Blackboard Primary or Secondary Institutional Roles in order to add and access the Course Sync module from within your course site. Your Blackboard Administrator can configure Course Sync to support additional roles by navigating to System Admin -> Tabs and Modules -> Modules -> selecting “Edit Properties” for Campus Labs Course Sync and then adjusting role access for the module.

    1. Determine the Campus Labs Identifier within Blackboard.  The Campus Labs Identifier within Blackboard should match the Person Identifier that you chose when setting up authentication. This identifier will either be the Blackboard Username, Blackboard Id or Student Id. 
    2. Once your Campus Labs contact has confirmed that the designated individuals have been given access to create API keys, at least one such individual must go to https://school.campuslabs.com/keymanagement/ (where “school” is replaced with our institution’s Campus Labs domain name and create one API web key for the LMS integration you are about to set up.
    3. When adding a key, the user can enter any information they wish in the Name and Description fields, but *must* select the following values:

      Key Function: Read / Write 

      Key Access: LMS

        

       

         

       

    4. Once you generate the keys, go to the 'Campus Labs Building Block Management' link under 'Tools and Utilities' from the System Admin Page.  Enter your Campus Labs Data Sync Credentials.  
      • The Client ID = Sync OAuth Client Id
      • Client Secret = Sync OAuth Client Secret 
    5. Navigate to the course site in which you wish to use the Course Sync module for Blackboard.
    6. Turn “Edit Mode” on for the course site.
    7. Click the “Add Course Module” button.Find the “Campus Labs Course Sync” module and click the “Add” button.
    8. The Campus Labs Course Sync module for Blackboard should now appear on the bottom of the main course site page and can be used to synchronize assignment data or launch Campus Labs Rubrics.

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Beacon Quick Update Additional Steps

Once you've configured the Building Block you’ll need to create a Module(s) using the Type that is generated through the Building Block.  Here are some instructions for Bb version 9.1: 

  1. Go to the Administrator Panel.
  2. Click Manage Modules on the Administrator Panel.
  3. Click Add Module in the action bar at the top of the page.
  4. Enter a title, select “Beacon Alerts Link” type, and description.
  5. Select a settings for:
    • System Availability (is the module available system-wide?), 
    • Select from module list (does the module appear to Users as a module they can add or remove from Module Tabs?), and 
    •  Allow Personalization (can Users modify the content of the module?).
  6. Make the module available to Everyone or Specific Roles
  7. Enter the usernames of any users that will be assigned to manage the content of the module. If no users are entered, only users with Administrator privileges that include managing the Portal will be able to manage the content of the module.
  8. Click Submit to create the module.
  9. The Module Content page specific to the Beacon Alerts Link type should open.
  10. Define the content for the module including which parts of the module you’d like active,  or click Submit to add the content at another time. From the Manage Module page, click Contents for a module to edit the content. If users are assigned to manage the content of a module, they can edit the content from any Module Tab where the module appears.  This allows you to tailor the custom text to specific audiences if you wish.

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 Course Evaluation Student Access Link Additional Steps

Once you've configured the Building Block you’ll need to create a Module(s) using the Type that is generated through the Building Block.  Here are some instructions for Bb version 9.1: 

  1. Go to the Administrator Panel.
  2. Click Manage Modules on the Administrator Panel.
  3. Click Add Module in the action bar at the top of the page.
  4. Enter a title, select “Course Evaluation” type, and description.
  5. Select a settings for:
    • System Availability (is the module available system-wide?), 
    • Select from module list (does the module appear to Users as a module they can add or remove from Module Tabs?), and 
    •  Allow Personalization (can Users modify the content of the module?).
  6. Make the module available to Everyone or Specific Roles
  7. Enter the usernames of any users that will be assigned to manage the content of the module. If no users are entered, only users with Administrator privileges that include managing the Portal will be able to manage the content of the module.
  8. Click Submit to create the module.
  9. The Module Content page specific to the Course Evaluation type should open.
  10. Define the content for the module including which parts of the module you’d like active, or click Submit to add the content at another time. From the Manage Module page, click Contents for a module to edit the content. If users are assigned to manage the content of a module, they can edit the content from any Module Tab where the module appears.  This allows you to tailor the custom text to specific audiences if you wish.

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Portions of the instructions above were adapted from BlackBoard support documentation and may not cover all versions of BlackBoard Learn. Please consult BlackBoard for general questions about Building Block installation and Module deployment.

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