The following article has been replaced with a newer article: Adding zyBooks as an LTI 1.1 external tool/app
The article below is still relevant but will retire on 12/15 in favor of the newer article linked above.
Administrator permissions are needed to add zyBooks as an external tool to Blackboard.
First, click on "System Admin" in the top-right corner of the Blackboard page. Once within the Administrator view, click on "Building Blocks". Next, click on "LTI Tool Providers".
Click on "Manage Global Properties" and have the following settings:
- Enabled in Courses: Yes
- Enabled in Organizations: Yes
- Creation of Tool Provider Links: Allow links to any tool provider that isn't explicitly excluded.
- Allow configured tool providers to post grades: Yes
Go back to the LTI Tool Provider page and click on Register Provider Domain. Fill the fields as follows:
- Provider domain: lti.zybooks.com
- Provider Domain Status: Approved
Under the Default configuration section, fill in the fields as follows:
- Default configuration: Set globally
- Tool provider key: Please have your school's Blackboard admin reach out to our Customer Success Engineer, firstname.lastname@example.org for this
- Tool provider secret: Please have your school's Blackboard admin reach out to our Customer Success Engineer, email@example.com for this
Note that some LMSs may default to SHA256 for the OAuth Signature. At the time we only support SHA1.
Under the Institution Policies section, fill in the fields as follows:
- Send User Data: Send user data over any connection
- User fields to send: Role in Course, Name, Email Address
- Show user acknowledgment message: No
Click "Submit" to finish.