Blackboard

The below instructions are required for integration of Campus Labs/Blackboard modules including Beacon Quick Update, Course Evaluation Student Access Link, and Baseline Rubrics Course Sync.

 

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; include your Blackboard sign in URL.

 

Steps for 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. 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  (where “school” is replaced with your institution’s Campus Labs domain name, e.g. hu.campuslabs.com for Hometown University)
(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>

** 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

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

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 **BELOW IS ONLY NEEDED FOR BASELINE RUBRICS COURSE SYNC**

If “Blackboard Username” values match what your institution provides to Campus Labs as “External ID” values, then:  Campus Labs Identifier: Blackboard Username 

OR

 If “Blackboard Id” values match what your institution provides to Campus Labs as “External ID” values, then:  Campus Labs Identifier: Blackboard Id

 OR 

If “Student Id” values match what your institution provides to Campus Labs as “External ID” values, then:  Campus Labs Identifier: Student Id

 

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 your institution’s Campus Labs domain name, e.g. hu.campuslabs.com for Hometown University) and create one API web key for the LMS integration you are about to set up.

When adding a key, the user can enter any information they wish, but *must* select the following values:

Key Function: Read / Write 

Key Access: LMS

  

 

   

  

Once you generate the keys, use the Client ID for the Sync OAuth Client Id and the Client Secret for the Sync OAuth Client Secret.

 

For information on using the various modules that come with the Campus Labs Building Block, please see documentation pages for Beacon Quick UpdateCourse Evaluation Student Access Link, or Baseline Rubrics Course Sync.

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