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LTI Integration: Blackboard LTI 1.1 (🎥with video)
LTI Integration: Blackboard LTI 1.1 (🎥with video)

Learn how to integrate SOWISO into Blackboard (LTI 1.1)

Updated over a week ago

These are instructions for LTI 1.1. If you wish to use LTI 1.3, please visit this article.

General LTI - IMS & SOWISO

SOWISO has IMS Learning Tools Interoperability to connect to your Learning Management System (LMS), like Canvas, Brightspace or Moodle. The LTI connection will let you sign in automatically without having to insert a username and password again. Those are synchronised with the LMS.

When setting up SOWISO as an external source in the LMS, you must share with SOWISO the e-mail and name of the users.

What information do I need for the Blackboard integration?

In order to connect SOWISO to Blackboard you will need:

  • URL

  • Consumer key and shared secret

These are unique to your institution, and you can get those from us by sending an e-mail to

Custom parameters

When creating the SOWISO resource in the LMS, we accept additional

custom parameters that you can pass. To enroll students into a specific class use this custom parameter:


You can get the class_access_code in the Teacher menu, under Settings, Access code.

Based on this example, the custom parameter would be: accesscode=hSnGEiyR

Don't want to use custom parameters to add the access code? Use "Automatic access via LTI feature" and read about it here.

Other custom parameters you could use are:

Custom parameter: url=any_url_in_sowiso

This will redirect the resources to the URL provided. For instance, when you want to link to a test with id 3, you could use the URL as url=/content/confirm_test/3

Custom parameter: hidemenu=true

This will hide the top menu in SOWISOplatform. Be careful when using this, as teachers and students won't be able to switch between the tabs on the platform.

Setting up the integration between SOWISO and Blackboard: Step by step

Step 1: Go to "System Admin"

Go to the "System Admin" page in the top right of your screen.

Step 2: Go to "LTI Tool Providers"

In the section "Integrations" click on "LTI Tool Providers".

Step 3: Go to "Register LTI 1.1 Tool Provider"

Under the title of the page, go to "Register LTI 1.1 Tool Provider".

Step 4: Choose your selection

Provider Domain Status

Provider domain:

Default Configuration

Default configuration: Set globaly

Tool Provider Key: provided by SOWISO

Tool Provider Secret: provided by SOWISO

Tool Provider Custom Parameters: accesscode=class_access_code

Institution Policies

Send User Data: Send user data only over SSL

User Fields to Send: Role in Course, Name, Email Address

The connection is now established. You can add placements in order to set up SOWISO on different places on Blackboard.

Visit the Blackboard website to learn more about the placements.

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