FlipIt > Instructor set-up - Blackboard

Document created by Digital Support on Mar 9, 2017Last modified by Digital Support on Jul 11, 2017
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This guide will give step-by-step instructions on how to integrate FlipIt with Blackboard.

  • Administrator instructions - These steps must be completed before continuing to the instructor instructions. However, these steps may be unnecessary if the administrator settings are set to Allow links to any tool provider that isn't explicitly excluded. In this case, teachers can set up their own content links by providing a key and secret.
  • Instructor instructions


Administrator Instructions

First, log in to your Blackboard account as an administrator.


Navigate to "Register Provider Domain"

Select System Admin > Building Blocks > LTI Tool Providers > Register Provider Domain.



Set properties

Set the following properties then click Submit.

  • Provider Domain: gateway.mnv-tech.com
  • Provider Domain Status: Approved
  • Secondary Hostnames: <none>
  • Default Configuration: Set separately for each link
  • Tool Provider Custom Parameters: <none>
  • Institution Policies: Send user data only over SSL
  • User Fields to Send: Check all (Role in Course, Name, Email Address)
  • Show User Acknowledgment Message: No


Manage Global Properties

Click Manage Global Properties and make sure that Allow configured tool providers to post grades is set to Yes.



Instructor Instructions

Before getting started, be sure that:

  1. You have a key and secret for your institution, as well as a unique tool URL for each individual FlipIt course that you would like to integrate. If you need this information, you should contact Macmillan Learning support.
  2. Your LMS admin has completed the admin instructions above.


Edit course

Navigate to your desired course and ensure that Edit Mode is set to ON.


Insert course link

Choose the portion of your course where you would like to insert your FlipIt course link. Here we've chosen Content. Then choose Build Content > Web Link.



Create web link

Name the Web Link something that your students will recognize as the way to access their assignments.


Enter URL

Use the URL provided by your Macmillan Learning support contact. The course ID in the URL should correspond to the course ID in your FlipIt course.


Check box for Tool Provider

Check the checkbox for This link is to a Tool Provider.



Enter key and secret

Use the key and secret provided by your Macmillan Learning support contact.


Enable Evaluation

If you would like to send a grade directly from your FlipIt course to your Blackboard course, you must set Enable Evaluation to Yes and include the number of points you would like your FlipIt assignments to be worth. To Enable Evaluation after a content item is built, click on the v next to the content item and click Edit.



Leave Description blank

Do not enter any text into the Description field.


Open in a New Window

Choose Yes for the web link option Open in a New Window.



Click Submit

Be sure to click Submit to save your changes.



Send students instructions

Send your class the Instructions for Student Single-Sign-On.


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