Installation Process Overview
Here is a high-level overview of the installation process.
When ISKME releases the LTI 1.3 tool to GoOpen CT, ISKME will also deliver the single Client ID to be used for all Blackboard tool installations in GoOpen CT to the GoOpen CT Administrator.
The GoOpen CT Administrator sends an email to the LMS Administrator for each college using Blackboard. The email contains the tool’s Client ID and a link to this article.
The LMS Administrator installs the LTI 1.3 tool in Blackboard using the Client ID, and sends the school’s unique Deployment ID to the GoOpen CT Administrator.
The GoOpen CT Administrator configures each Deployment ID associated with the Blackboard Tool Consumer in the GoOpen CT Site Admin and notifies the LMS Administrators to begin testing the tool.
The LMS Administrator creates a placement in Blackboard for the LTI 1.3 tool so instructors can access the LTI tool and add links to their courses.
Supported Browsers and Platforms
ISKME supports the LTI 1.3 tool in GoOpen CT in Blackboard Classic and Blackboard Ultra in these browsers and platforms.
The LTI 1.3 tool allows any educator to browse and embed media objects alongside other content within assignments, or to select content which comprises entire modules, lessons, or units. All users can search content added to GoOpen CT Collections. Additionally, users can also browse or search content from Group Shared Folders and personal My Items libraries, if that content has been configured and made available.
Authentication and Account Provisioning
The tool will automatically create new GoOpen CT accounts for instructors if they don’t already have one, and grant instructors access to all of their college’s private GoOpen CT collections and all shared GoOpen CT collections. Account information from GoOpen CT is not collected or stored for student users. Instead, students have view-only access to GoOpen CT content that their instructors have embedded in Blackboard courses.
LTI 1.3 Tool Preview Images
Below are preview images of the content provided by the LTI tool. When an instructor adds a new activity using the GoOpen CT LTI tool, the instructor will be able to search and browse items in their college’s Collections, their own personal saved Items, and their GoOpen CT Group folders.
This screen shows what browsing My Collections looks like in the LTI 1.3 tool.
This screen shows what browsing My Items looks like in the LTI 1.3 tool.
This screen shows what browsing My Group folders looks like in the LTI 1.3 tool.
Getting Set Up in Blackboard
LTI 1.3 must be installed by your GoOpen CT Administrator and your LMS Administrator. It can’t be installed by teachers or course managers. For more information about LTI 1.3’s security features, refer to Why Platforms and Tools Should Adopt LTI 1.3 by IMS Global.
Installing and Configuring the App in Blackboard
As the LMS Administrator, your GoOpen CT Administrator will provide you with the Blackboard LTI 1.3 Client ID and these instructions. Follow these steps to create a new LTI Tool in Blackboard Classic or Ultra. (We provide Ultra instructions and screen captures when they differ from Classic.)
As the LMS Administrator, log in to Blackboard Classic and select the System Admin tab in the top navigation. (In Blackboard Ultra, select Admin from the left navigation.)
On the Systems Admin screen, find Integrations, and then select LTI Tool Providers.
On the LTI Tool Providers screen, select Register LTI 1.3/Advantage Tool.
Enter the Client ID provided by your GoOpen CT administrator, and select Submit.
On the Modify LTI 1.3 Tool screen, in the Tool Status section, notice that the fields for Deployment ID, Initiate Login URL, Tool Redirect URLs, JWKS URL, and Domain are autopopulated. (Name and Description will be different than shown here.) Please copy the Deployment ID from this screen and send it to your GoOpen CT Administrator, who will complete the tool setup in GoOpen CT. (Don’t send a screen capture.) Also, copy the Tool Redirect URL, which you will need to create a placement for the tool later in these instructions.
On the Modify LTI 1.3 Tool screen, the fields in the Tool Status and Institution Policies sections are also populated with the default values shown below. Keep the default settings, with the exception of Name, which is not required. Note that Allow grade service access must be set to Yes, because the LTI tool is not integrated with the Blackboard gradebook.
When you are finished on this screen, select Submit.
To find the Deployment ID or Tool Redirect URL later:
Go to System Admin (Admin in Ultra) find Integrations, and then select LTI Tool Providers.
On the LTI Tool Providers screen, search the alphabetical list for the GoOpen CT tool.
Hover on the GoOpen CT tool name to display the dropdown menu arrow.
Select the arrow and select Edit from the dropdown menu.
9. After the GoOpen CT Administrator notifies you that the tool is configured, let your instructors know the tool name that you chose so they can access the tool to add content to their courses.