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.


Foliotek Content Type


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.

Building Blocks Link


Next, Select LTI Tool Providers.

LTI Tool Providers Link


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.

Register Provider Domain Button


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
  • Message Text box: leave blank

Then, click submit to register the domain.

Register Provider Domain Button



Managing Placements

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

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.

Creating 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)
  • Type: Content Type (use for recommended placement)-- this allows the placement of the link in the left menu, a module or assignment.
    • Leave the dropdown option as 'Tools'.
    • Placement allows evaluation: Do not check this box.
  • 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.

Completing Placement Fields



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 in the left menu where you would like to add the Foliotek link, click on it.

Content Type Page


If you wish to rename this existing content area, hover over the word and use the arrow to the right to Rename the Link.

Renaming Content Link


To add a new Content Area for the Foliotek link, click the plus sign in the top left and choose 'Content Area'. Give it a name (ie: Links to Foliotek), and check the box to make it 'Available to Users' and click submit.


Content Area (new)


Content Area Add New


After clicking on your new (or existing) content area, hover over Build Content to open the dropdown menu, then click on Web Link.

Building Content


Fill out the information to complete the placement:

  • Name:  This is the name that will be displayed for this link on the page
  • URL:
  • Check the box next to This link is to a Tool Provider
    When you do this, more options will open up.  Complete them with the following information.
    • Key:  contact your Foliotek consultant for this information.
    • Secret:  contact your Foliotek consultant for this information.
    • Custom Parameters:  contact your Foliotek consultant for this information. These parameters can determine options such as license length or location.
    • Enable Evaluation: No
  • **Description: LEAVE THIS AREA BLANK (entering content here will break the Web Link)
  • Attach File: No attachments are necessary.
  • Open in New Window: Yes
  • Permit Users to View this Content:
    • Yes (if link should be visible to students)
    • No (if using custom parameter for Faculty Evaluations)
  • Leave remaining Standard Options as default

Click Submit to create the web link.

Web Link Information


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.