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mkauffman
Had a case come in with several questions about the LTI Placement Options. There's certainly many options so I've written this Blog Post in Q& A format for future reference. The definitive documentation is on https://help.blackboard.com Cheers!   When creating a LTI TP, what does 'Allow Membership Service Access' mean? - It allows one to enable… (Show more)
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bpaddock
Hi there,   I am trying to test my LTI tool provider on Blackboard Learn (it is the developer AMI (version 3500.9.0). It is a content item message type of provider. I successfully setup a placement and was able to launch it to add content to a course. However, when you click on the added content to launch, the following error appears:   Unable… (Show more)
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mkauffman
Hi All,   This topic comes up often regarding Learn versions, "How do I map the Learn release names to the build numbers?" One of our clients referred to finding the answer as "finding the secret decoder ring, or discovering the location of the Rosetta Stone." I'm writing this Blog post to share how I go about finding the answer.   It's simple.… (Show more)
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scott.hurrey
Blackboard Building Blocks have long been a staple in the Blackboard Learn platform. These Java Web Apps allow you to customize the workflow and experience that you and your faculty use to interact with the system.   We realize that this is an important part of the Learn ecosystem, and so Blackboard Learn SaaS with the Original Experience will…
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cg0079143
Inside our custom building block we are trying to update a user's enrolment availability and role but we are receiving the following exception while saving the record:   "blackboard.persist.PersistenceException: A database error occurred."   The following code is being used:   import blackboard.persist.course.CourseDbLoader; import… (Show more)
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scott.hurrey
You can view these documentation packages directly in HTML using the following links. You can also download the packages and access earlier versions of these documents through Behind the Blackboard on the Download Files page for each release. If an API is not shown in the publicly available documentation, it is not a public API and it's use is not…
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mkauffman
I just had a couple of great questions come in. After discussing with product management, here are the answers as of the date of this blog post. (Can you guess?)   Question: I want to move courses from one Bb instance to another, programmatically.  Assuming I have course exports from the source instance, is there an API to create courses in the… (Show more)
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cz0070476
Hi all, was wondering if there is a regular communication feed or listserv specifically for Blackboard devs? I would like to keep up-to-date on APIs, B2's, developer-specific webinars, and general best-practices/experiences. Does something like this exist?
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mkauffman
See I'm sorry, Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that. for the answer to the question about displaying B2 content in an Ultra course. You can probably guess by the title, no is the answer.   I'm writing this post because we've had an additional question surface as Blackboard Partners have started providing  LTI integrations in addition to their B2s.… (Show more)
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rh0068002
Next time you go to developer.blackboard.com to register an application, you'll notice some changes. Now you can also register a LTI tool. You register an LTI tool in pretty much the same way you register a REST application. For more information about registering an LTI tool, see Register as a Developer and Manage Your Applications with the… (Show more)
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