To install Boundless into your instance of Blackboard, your LMS administrator will need to perform a one-time installation of the Boundless building block. The instructions for installing the Boundless building block are below. Please submit a support ticket with any questions and we will gladly screenshare with you to help resolve any problems.




Boundless Blackboard One-Time Administrator Installation Instructions


Summary

In this document you will learn to:

  1. Get your LTI keys from Boundless

  2. Set up LTI integration between Blackboard and boundless.com

  3. Add the Boundless Assessment placement to your instance of Blackboard

  4. Add the Boundless placement tool to your instance of Blackboard

  5. Add the Boundless plugin to your instance of Blackboard


1) Get your LTI keys from Boundless

  • Go to https://www.boundless.com

  • Create an Educator account (or log in if you already have an Educator account)

  • Once logged in, click on the gear icon in the upper right

  • Click on "Account Settings"

  • Click on "Generate Keys" button in the LTI Access window on right side of page (ignore "Canvas" for now; the keys are generic to any LMS platform)

  • Copy the "Consumer Key" and paste it into a text document. (Label it “Consumer Key” to keep track.)

  • Copy the "Shared Secret" and paste it into a text document (Label it “Shared Secret” to keep track.)


2) Set up LTI integration between Blackboard and boundless.com

  • Click on "System Admin" tab in Blackboard (top tab menu)

  • Scroll down and click on "Building Blocks" link in the "Building Blocks" table

  • Click on "LTI Tool Providers"

  • Click on "Register Provider Domain"

  • In the "Provider Domain" text field enter: www.boundless.com

  • Make sure the "Provider Domain Status" radio button is set to "Approved"

  • In the "Default Configuration" area, click on "Set Globally"

  • Paste the Consumer Key you copied from boundless.com into the "Tool Provider Key" text field

  • Paste the Shared Secret you copied from boundless.com into the "Tool Provider Secret" text field

  • In the "Institution Policies" area, click on the radio button for "Send user data over any connection" [NOTE:  boundless.com uses SSL, but click on this button anyway]

  • In the “Institution Policies” area, under “User fields to send”

    • Ensure “Role in Course” is checked

    • Ensure “Name” is checked”

    • Ensure “Email Address” is checked

  • Click the "Submit" button

  • You should now see "www.boundless.com" in the list of LTI Tool Providers in your instance of Blackboard

  • Click on “Manage Global Properties” in the sub navigation under “LTI Tool Providers”

  • Enable “Allow configured tool providers to post grades” and click “Submit”


3) Add the Boundless Assessment placement to your instance of Blackboard

  • Click on the arrow next to "www.boundless.com" in the LTI Tool Provider list, and a new sub-window will open. Note that the arrow is only visible when you hover on that row.

  • Click on "Manage Placements"

  • Click the "Create Placement" button

  • Under “Placement Information”...

  • In the "Label" text field, type in “Boundless Learning Assessment”

  • In the "Handle" text field enter “boundless_lesson_handler”

    • It is important that this matches exactly (no quotes)

  • Click the "Content Type" radio button and select "Assessments" from the drop-down menu and check the "Placement allows grading" checkbox.

  • Under “Tool Provider Information”...

  • In the "Tool Provider URL" text field, enter "https://www.boundless.com/lti/launch/"

  • Click the "Submit" button

  • Confirm that the “Boundless Learning Assessment” is now listed in the "Manage Placements" list


4) Add the Boundless placement tool to your instance of Blackboard

  • Ensure you’re in “Manage Placements” for www.boundless.com

    • Click on "System Admin" tab in Blackboard (top tab menu)

    • Scroll down and click on "Building Blocks" link in the "Building Blocks" table

    • Click on "LTI Tool Providers"

    • Click on the arrow next to "www.boundless.com" in the LTI Tool Provider list, and a new sub-window will open. Note that the arrow is only visible when you hover on that row.

    • Click on "Manage Placements"

  • Click the "Create Placement" button

  • Under “Placement Information”...

  • In the "Label" text field, type in “Boundless Learning”

  • In the "Handle" text field enter “Boundless Learning”

  • Ensure the type is “Student Tool”

  • Under “Tool Provider Information”...

  • In the "Tool Provider URL" text field, enter "https://www.boundless.com/lti/launch/"

  • Click the "Submit" button

  • Confirm that the “Boundless Learning” is now listed in the "Manage Placements" list


5) Add the Boundless plugin to your instance of Blackboard

  • Download the Boundless plugin. Currently http://downloads.boundless.com/blackboard/war/latest

  • Go to System Admin in Blackboard

  • Go to “Building Blocks” under the “Building Blocks” menu

  • Go to “Installed Tools”

  • Click “Upload Building Blocks”

  • Press “Browse” next to “Building Block Package”

  • Browse to and select the Boundless plugin you downloaded earlier

  • Click “Submit”

  • Click “Approve”