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LTI: Connecting Blackboard and LibGuides

Introduction

You can embed a whole guide, single page, or box from a Research Guide into your Blackboard course. 

Embed a Full Guide

You can embed a full guide instead of just linking to it. Students won't need to leave Blackboard to access Library resources and tutorials.

  1. Go to the section of your Blackboard course where you're going to embed the content. On the Build Content tab select LibGuides Link.
  2. In the next screen enter the name of the tutorial, research guide, or page. We recommend that you also add a brief description.
  3. Choose Submit. The title and description of your embedded LibGuide will now be in your course.
  4. Click on the title just created and choose your content type - full guide, single page, or a content box.
  5. Next choose the guide you want to embed (note: any guides under the Private Guides heading are not embeddable).
  6. Click on embed content to complete the process.

Embed a Single Page

When you embed a single page, your students will get a very focused set of resources or tutorial content: they won't be able to navigate to any other pages of the guide or other research guides. Most tutorials are set up to a box or single page, and all are available for you to embed through this Tutorials Guide. 

  1. Go to the section of your Blackboard course where you're going to embed the content. On the Build Content tab select LibGuides Link.
  2. In the next screen enter the name of the tutorial, research guide, or page. We recommend that you also add a brief description.
  3. Choose Submit. The title and description of your embedded LibGuide will now be in your course.
  4. Click on the title just created and choose your content type - single page.
  5. Choose the guide that your page or box is on (note: any guides under the Private Guides heading are not embeddable).
  6. Next select the page you want to embed.
  7. Click on embed content to complete the process.

Embed a Box

When you embed a single page, your students will get a very focused set of resources or tutorial content: they won't be able to navigate to any other pages of the guide or other research guides. Most tutorials are set up to a box or single page, and all are available for you to embed through this Tutorials Guide. 

  1. Go to the section of your Blackboard course where you're going to embed the content. On the Build Content tab select LibGuides Link.
  2. In the next screen enter the name of the tutorial, research guide, or page. We recommend that you also add a brief description.
  3. Choose Submit. The title and description of your embedded LibGuide will now be in your course.
  4. Click on the title just created and choose your content type - a content box.
  5. Choose the guide that your box is in (note: any guides under the Private Guides heading are not embeddable).
  6. Next select the page that the box is on, then choose the box you want.
  7. Click on embed content to complete the process.

Step-by-Step Process

In the Blackboard course building content menu, choose LibGuides link.

Go to the section of your Blackboard course where you're going to embed the content. On the Build Content tab select LibGuides Link.

Create LibGuides Link screen, enter a name and des

Enter the name of the tutorial, research guide, or page. We recommend that you also add a brief description of the content, including how students can expect to use it.

The LibGuides Link displayed in the course content

After you click Submit it'll take you back to the course content area. The title and description of your embedded LibGuide will now be in your course.

LibApps Library Content Selection window. Start by

Click on the title just created and choose Research Guides from the LibGuides drop down menu (it'll be the only option on the list). 

LibApps Library Content Selection. Choosing betwee

Choose what kind of content you'll like to embed in your course: a full guide, a page, or a box.

LibApps Library Content Selection. Choose the guide

Next choose the guide you want to embed. If you're embedded a page or box, you'll need to choose the guide that they're part of.

LibApps Library Content Selection. Choose a guide

If you're embedding a page, this is where you choose the page of the guide.

LibApps Library Content Selection. Choosing a box.

If you're embedding a box, this is where you choose that box.

Success message for setting up the LTI

After you've selected the guide, page, and box you've embedding and clicked submit, you'll see this success message on a new page.

Clicking on the LTI link goes to embedded content

Now when you or your students click on the LibGuides Link in your Blackboard course it will display the LibGuides content (guide, page, or box).

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