Blackboard instructors can integrate the Science Interactive Platform using LTI credentials from SI Cloud. If you need help locating the LTI credentials, please see How to find the LTI Credentials for your course. Follow these instructions if your LMS/Course Administrator has not set up the web links in Blackboard.
In SI Cloud, you will use course and lesson hooks to set up your web links. You will need to set one Web Link for each Course/Lesson Hook.
Sometimes, a checkbox in Blackboard's settings isn't correctly activated. This must be checked before you can add content to your Blackboard course.
Name: This hook will be hidden from students, but we recommend naming it "Science Interactive Course Hook"
The URL can also be found in SI Cloud under "Tool Provider URL" in the LTI Credentials.
You can find the key and secret in SI Cloud (see How to find the LTI Credentials for your course for help).
The "Tool Provider Key" field in Cloud should be pasted into the "Key" field in Blackboard. The "Tool Provider Secret" field in Cloud should be pasted into the "Secret" field in Blackboard.
If these inputs do not show up or are not fillable, please send your Blackboard Admin this article: Register SI Cloud as an LTI tool provider in Blackboard (Admin instructions).
We always recommend you use the master course hook when possible. See Course Hook vs. Master Hook: Which is Best? for more information.
You can find the course hook in the LTI Credentials section of SI Cloud. For help, see How to find the LTI Credentials for your course.
The course hook looks like this: course_hook=hol-mcourse-xxxxxxxx
The additional settings, which are not explicitly mentioned in this article, do not affect your integration and can be adjusted at your discretion.
Only select "No" next to "Permit Users to View this Content" for this Course Link. When you are setting up Lesson Links in the next article, you will select "Yes."
10. Select "Submit" at the bottom of the page to save changes. You will be brought back to the Blackboard Content page.
Selecting the link takes you to the Course Setup form in Cloud.
For instructions on completing this form, see "Complete the Course Setup page."