Blackboard Integration

Content Web Link (Recommended)

Adding Foliotek as a Content Web Link is our recommended option. This allows you to place all of the links to Foliotek on one 'content' page in the course.  With this option, the user clicks one Foliotek link in the left menu and a page opens that can contain links to several different areas of Foliotek.


Blackboard Foliotek Link


Tool Provider and Placement

Setting up the Foliotek LTI Tool Provider

NOTE: Before starting this process, please contact your Foliotek consultant to get the key and secret for your organization along with any custom parameters.

First the LTI Building Block must be created which tells Blackboard how to access Foliotek's LTI tool.

Follow these steps:

Click on Building Blocks on the right side of the Blackboard System Admin screen.

Blackboard Building Blocks Area


Next, Select LTI Tool Providers.

Blackboard LTI Tool Providers


If you have not registered the Foliotek domain with Blackboard, click on the Register Provider Domain button.

If you have already registered the domain, skip to the Managing Placements instructions below.

Blackboard Register Provider Domain


Fill out the information as follows:

  • Provider Domain:
  • Provider Domain Status:  Approved
  • Secondary Host Names:
  • Default Configuration:  Set separately for each link
  • Send User Data:  Send user data over any connection
  • User Fields to Send:  check all 3 boxes
  • Show User Acknowledgement Message: No

Then, click submit to register the domain.

Blackboard Provider Requirements



Managing Placements

Hover over the '' Domain and click the arrow button that appears.  In the dropdown menu, click on Manage Placements.

Blackboard Manage Placements


Click on the Create Placement button to create a new placement. To edit an existing placement, hover over the placement name, click the arrow that appears, and select Edit from the dropdown menu.

Blackboard Add a Placement


Fill out the information to complete the placement:

  • Label:  this will be the link name in the course, so name it accordingly, i.e.  Foliotek Portfolios, Foliotek Evaluations ...
  • Description: it's best to LEAVE THIS AREA BLANK as some content has the potential to break the code
  • Handle:  give it a unique name (most choose to use the same name as the label)
  • Availability:  this preference is up to you.
  • Type: Content Type (use for recommended placement)-- this allows the placement of the link in the left menu, a module or assignment.
    • Placement allows evaluation: Do not check this box.
  • Launch in New Window:  For best results, select this option.
  • Browse for Icon: not necessary unless your organization uses icons.
  • Tool Provider URL:
  • Tool Provider Key:  contact your Foliotek consultant for this information.
  • Tool Provider Secret:  contact your Foliotek consultant for this information.
  • Tool Provider Custom Parameters: contact your Foliotek consultant for this information.


Click the submit button to create the placement.

Blackboard Create a Placement



Placing the link in Student and Faculty Accounts

Content Web Link

To add a content type link, find the course you would like to add it to in the Courses area of the System Admin screen.  Click on the Course ID for the course which requires a link to Foliotek.

If you have an existing Content Area where you would like to add the Foliotek link, click on 'Content' to see your existing Content areas, click on the desired Contet area to reveal the 'Build Content' dropdown.  If you are adding a new Content Area for the link, click on Content and then on 'Build Content' to create the Content area.  The link to Foliotek can be added as its own Content area, it does not have to be inside another Content area.

Blackboard Content Link


After selecting or creating a content area, hover over Build Content to open the dropdown menu, then click on the link to Foliotek you previously created as a tool provider.

Blackboard Select Foliotek Tool


Fill out the information to complete the placement:

  • Name:  This is the name that will be displayed for this link on the page
  • **Description: LEAVE THIS AREA BLANK (entering content here will break the Web Link)
  • Attach File: No attachments are necessary.
  • Permit Users to View this Content:
    • Yes (if link should be visible to students)
    • No (if using custom parameter for Faculty Evaluations)
  • Track Number of Views:  Your choice.
  • Select Date and Time Restrictions:  Your choice.

Click Submit to create the link to Foliotek.

Blackboard Creating the Link


FOR ADDITIONAL LINKS: Return to the Build Content menu and use the same process as above to add additional Web Links.

If you have any questions about setting up LTI links in Blackboard or need further assistance, contact your Foliotek consultant or our Support team at 888.365.4639, option 2.