Adding an LTI Deep Link to a Blackboard Ultra Module/Course

Please use the following method to add a deep link to an LTI tool, such as SkillsforStudy, to a Blackboard Ultra module/course:

1. in the desired Blackboard module click the + symbol in the location that you want the link to appear, then choose Create

The menu available by clicking on the + (plus) symbol in the Course Content area. The first option is then highlighted for 'Create'.
Clicking the + symbol in an Ultra module/course opens a list of options. Choose Create.

2. the Create Item panel will slide out from the right. Choose Teaching tools with LTI connection

The 'Create Item' panel which displays a list of possible elements that can be built into a Blackboard Ultra module. The fifth option down, 'Teaching tools with LTI connection' is highlighted (underlined).
The Create Item panel, with Teaching tools with LTI connection highlighted/underlined.

3. the panel will change. Here you can configure/enter the details for the deep link you want to add:

  • enter a Title at the top
  • set the Visibility (i.e. whether students can see the link or not, can be changed later)
  • for the Configuration URL, leave the first box in its default state (https://) and paste into the second box the deep link to the desired webpage (e.g. www.skillsforstudy.com/lti?id=864)
  • set any other options and the Description as required
  • click Save to finalise
An example of a completed panel, with title, visibility and configuration URL all added. A description has also been added to make students aware what the link is for.
An example of a completed panel, with title, visibility and configuration URL all added. A description has also been added to make students aware what the link is for.

The link will now be created and can be edited by Instructors by clicking on the … symbol to its right at any time. The link appears to all users like in the example below – clicking on the title of the link/item will open a new panel from the right and load the desired content.

An final LTI link as added to a Blackboard Ultra module/course. Users should click the item title to interact with the content. The item will also have an icon to its left, in this example a rocket ship to denote that the item will 'launch' a different tool.
An final LTI link as added to a Blackboard Ultra module/course. Users should click the item title to interact with the content.