Add the Course Materials Link to Blackboard

With the following steps, the Blackboard Administrator will create a placement for Course Materials.

If you had previous courses in First Day This link should be added as soon as possible, as faculty will require access to setup their courseware for upcoming term. You will need to temporarily name it something different such as “Course Materials 2020” to keep it separate and identifiable from your current “Course Materials” link. The current link should not be removed until spring courses have ended.

If you did not have previous courses in First Day You can install the new LTI link with the name “Course Materials” as soon as possible.

Please contact ltisupport@bncollege.com for your key and secret.

LTI External Tool Placement – Admin Panel Setup

  1. Click System Admin to go to the Administrator Panel.
  2. Click LTI Tool Providers.
  3. Click Register Provider Domain and enter the following:
  • Provider Domain Status
    • Provider Domain: lti.bncollege.com
    • Provider Domain Status: Approved
    • Secondary Hostnames: leave blank
  • Default Configuration
    • Default configuration: Set globally
    • Tool Provider Key: As provided by Barnes & Noble College
    • Tool Provider Secret: As provided by Barnes & Noble College
    • Tool Provider Custom Parameters (enter one parameter per line):
      • blackboard_username=@X@user.id@X@
      • blackboard_course_id=@X@course.pk_string@X@
  • Institution Policies 
    • Send User Data: Send user data only over SSL
    • User Fields to Send: Check all the following boxes
      • Role in Course
      • Name
      • Email Address
  1. Click Submit.
  2. You will be returned to the LTI Tool Providers menu. Hover over the provider lti.bncollege.com and click the arrow icon again.
  3. Click Manage Placements.
  4. In the Manage Placements menu, click Create Placement.
  5. On the Create Placement page, enter the following in the fields:
  • Label: Course Materials
  • Description: leave blank
  • Handle: bncollege
  • Availability: Yes
  • Type: Course Tool, student
  • Launch in New Window: leave unchecked
  • Icon: Download the icon to your hard drive and upload it to the form.
  • Tool Provider URL: https://lti.bncollege.com/materials
  • Tool Provider Custom Parameters:
    • blackboard_username=@X@user.id@X@
    • blackboard_course_id=@X@course.pk_string@X@
  1. Click Submit.

Note

We don’t recommend altering the name of the link, since it is referred to as “Course Materials” in support documentation for students and faculty.

Course-Level Setup: Course Materials

Once installed, the Course Materials link will be available in each course from the “Tools” or “Course Tools” (Ultra experience) menu. We recommend that the Blackboard administrator, instructional designer, or instructor set the link up in the course menu for more direct student access.

  1. Navigate to the desired course.
  2. Click the + sign in the left-hand navigation.
  3. Select Tool Link from the drop-down options.
  4. For Name, type Course Materials.
  5. Next, click the drop-down next to Type and select Course Materials.
  6. Check the box for Available to Users.
  7. Click Submit.

LTI Data Transmission Summary

Field

Description

Storage & Usage

context_title

course title

stored & used for display in course dashboard and analytics tool, and matching LMS course data to SIS course data

context_id

unique LTI course identifier, course uuid

stored & used for identifying unique courses, communication of student opt-out decisions to publisher courseware providers when applicable

context_label

course code

stored & used for display in course dashboard and analytics tool, and matching LMS course data to SIS course data

course.pk_string

Blackboard course identifier

stored & used for handling courses with merged enrollments

user_id

unique LTI user identifier

stored & used for creating and identifying user accounts, communication of student opt-out decisions to publisher courseware providers when applicable

lis_person_name_family

user’s last name

stored & used for personalized display

lis_person_name_given

user’s first name

stored & used for personalized display

lis_person_name_full

user’s full name

not stored or used

lis_person_contact_email_primary

user’s email address

stored & used for creating and identifying BNC user accounts and matching LMS student accounts to SIS student enrollment for Inclusive Access programs

lis_person_sourcedid

student id

stored & used for matching LMS student accounts to SIS student enrollment for Inclusive Access programs

user.id

Blackboard username

stored & used for matching LMS student accounts to SIS student enrollment for Inclusive Access programs, communication of student opt-out decisions to publisher courseware providers when applicable

 

Remove the Current Course Materials LTI Tool

Stop

If you already have First Day, DO NOT remove this link until your current term courses have fully completed, or students will lose access to their materials.

You must only complete this step if you had a First Day program prior to the Summer 2020 term, and previously installed Course Materials. Otherwise, continue to the first step, Adding the Course Materials Link to Blackboard.

  1. Log into Blackboard as an admin.
  2. Click System Admin to go to the Administrator Panel.
  3. Click LTI Tool Providers.
  4. Locate and hover over the provider blti.bncollege.com.
  5. Click the gray arrow to reveal the Options Menu.
  6. Click Manage Placements.
  7. Hover over the Course Materials placement.
  8. Click the gray arrow.
  9. Click Delete.
  10. In the dialog box, click OK to confirm the deletion.
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