Blackboard Integration

Direct Menu Link

This option places a direct link in the left navigation menu.  After clicking the link, the user is taken to the area of Foliotek defined in the LTI custom parameters.


Foliotek Left Menu Link

Tool Provider and Placements

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:  www.foliotek.com
  • Provider Domain Status:  Approved
  • Secondary Host Names:  secure.foliotek.com
  • 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 'www.foliotek.com' 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: not required, but if you choose to provide a description, do not use line breaks (the enter key on your keyboard) as this will break the html code.
  • Handle:  give it a unique name (most choose to use the same name as the label)
  • Type: Student Tool
  • Browse for Icon: not necessary unless your organization uses icons.
  • Tool Provider URL:  https://secure.foliotek.com/blti
  • 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

Direct Menu Link

This link is placed in the student account from the Course Settings area. This is found in the course settings area on the System Admin Screen. Once there, click on Course Menu and Structures.

Course Menu and Settings

 

Next, hover over the + above the current menu items.  When the dropdown opens, click on Tool Link.

Adding a Menu Link

 

 

Enter the following information:

  • Name: Be specific, like Foliotek Portfolios or Foliotek Dashboard, so the student knows exactly where the link goes.
  • Type: open the dropdown and select the particular Student Tool you wish to link to.
  • Available to Users: Check the box
  • Click the Submit button.
  • Enable Course Structures: This is determined by your organization's use of Blackboard.
  • This will add the link to the left menu for all users in all courses.

Menu Link Options

 

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.