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Integration Blackboard 9 with LAMS

From LAMS 2.4, you can now use the LAMS 1.2 Building Block for Blackboard 9.

This new integration Building Block, aside from UI improvements, it now has gradebook integration.

Tutorials

This tutorial is for instructors and shows the authoring, preview and adding lesson process for Blackboard9/LAMS.


For students and learners, this tutorial shows how to access a running LAMS sequence from the Blackboard integration.


This tutorial is for instructors and shows the student tracking and Grade Center integration for Blackboard9/LAMS.


This tutorial is for administrators, and demonstrates the installation and configuration process for the integration.

Lesson Administration

For managing lesson when importing and/or after doing a Blackboard course-copy, see Blackboard LAMS Lesson Administration

Blackboard and LAMS Building Block settings

On the Blackboard side, you need to configure the following settings:

  • LAMS SERVER URL
    This is the URL for the LAMS server that this Blackboard instance will be integrated with (i.e.: http://lams-server.org/lams/).
  • LAMS SERVER ID
    An identifier for this particular integration instance. This can be any string that is easy to read and helps to identify the integration (i.e.: lams01)
  • LAMS SERVER SECRET KEY
    This is the key that is only known to LAMS and Blackboard. It's recommended to be a random string of alphanumeric characters. Make sure that this key is kept private otherwise the integration can be compromised. (i.e.: 2wBN6oMK9Wg6LqU)
  • BLACKBOARD REQUEST SRC
    This is the name of your Blackboard instance (i.e.: My Uni).
  • LAMS SERVER TIME REFRESH INTERVAL (HOURS)
    This is the refresh interval (in hours) of acquiring LAMS server time. (i.e.: 24).

On the LAMS side

Downloads

To get the LAMS 1.2 Blackboard Building Block, go to Downloads and see the integration tab.

LAMS 2 Building Block Source Code

The LAMS-Blackboard Integration Building Block source code is available on our CVS server. You can access the source from from cvs by checking out the lams_bb_integration project. The project comes with an ant build script that will compile the code into .war format, then just follow the installation step to install.

  • access method: pserver
  • user name: anonymous
  • server name: code.lamsfoundation.org
  • location: /usr/local/cvsroot
  • project: lams_bb_integration

Read the readme file for further instructions

Help, Questions, Comments?

If you have any questions or comments, please post them in the LAMS Community Tech Forums (smile)