Getting Started

Anthology Evaluate now offers advanced integration options for Blackboard Learn clients, ensuring a seamless experience for learners to keep track of upcoming course evaluations. 

Integration options include:

  1. Calendar Events (compatible with both Blackboard Learn Ultra and Original)
  2. Evaluation Reminders (exclusive to Blackboard Learn Ultra)

Note: Integrations are dependent on the Course Section SectionIdentifier in Evaluate matching the corresponding CourseID in Blackboard Learn. These external id values must be identical for the integration to work successfully.

Article Contents

Calendar Events Setup

LTI 1.3 Connection

Evaluation Reminders Setup 

 

Calendar Events Setup

The calendar events integration empowers students to plan ahead by automatically creating course evaluation events that will appear for all students enrolled in an upcoming administration on their course calendar.

Rest API Integration

**Calendar events must be configured by an authorized Blackboard Administrator user. 

Log in to your Blackboard Learn Ultra account and navigate to the “Admin” page from the side panel navigation.  

  1. Select “Rest API Integrations” found in the integrations panel. 

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  2. Select the “Create Integration” button on the screen. 

     

  3. Replicate the information displayed below into the designated fields.

    Application ID = cb8e5790-3339-4c5b-a488-6ac8eb272420
    Learn User = This should be a Blackboard user with Admin privileges.
    End User Access =Yes(no change)
    Authorized To Act As User = Service Default (No) (no change)

  4. Click “Submit”.

Submit a Support Ticket

Once you've completed the steps mentioned above, a member of our support team must enable the feature for your institution. To do so, please create a support ticket indicating your desire to enable calendar events and include your Blackboard Learn URL in the ticket details. 

Launching the Tool

Once a member of our support team enables the feature, students may now begin to view calendar events for upcoming course evaluations! 

Please note that it may take up to 12 hours for the system to display the event after it has been added to an administration. The feature includes both a start event, set to appear at the administration's opening time, and an end event, which displays one hour before its closure.

For institutions using the Blackboard Learn Ultra experience, students will also receive a notification on their Activity Stream page, alerting them of the upcoming event seven days before the start date. 

After the event has taken place, it will be categorized as a "Recent" event and will eventually be removed from the Activity Stream as new events occur.

 

LTI 1.3 Connection

The Evaluation Reminders integration requires an LTI 1.3 connection to be established prior to being configured. If your institution does not yet have an LTI 1.3 connection, please visit: LMS Technical Documentation. 

Evaluation Reminders Setup

The evaluation reminder integration displays course evaluation notifications on the Blackboard Courses page, providing learners with status updates, due dates, and direct access links. 

Set Evaluation Reminder Placement

**Evaluation Reminders must be configured by an authorized Blackboard Administrator user. 

Log in to your Blackboard Learn Ultra account and navigate to the “Admin” page from the side panel navigation.  

From the Administrator Panel, follow the steps below. 

Configure Your LTI Tool Provider

  1. Select “LTI Tool Providers” found in the Integrations Panel.

  2. Select "Register LTI 1.3/Advantage Tool".



    Enter the following Client ID: de9b8b7f-60d2-40fa-a5c3-5502af3f8bc0


    Click
    "Submit".


    After hitting submit, a new page titled Modify LTI 1.3 Tool: Anthology Evaluate will appear. 

    Confirm that Tool Status is set to "Approved".


    Click "Submit"
    at the bottom of the page. 

  3. Locate “Anthology Evaluate” from the list of tool providers. 

    Hover your mouse over the text and click the dropdown arrow that appears. 



    Select
    “Manage Placements” from the dropdown menu to view all placement types.

  4. Click on the “Create Placement” button on the Manage Placements page.

    Fill out the following fields:

    • Label = UEF - Evaluations Home
    • Description = optional
    • Handle = eval_uef
    • Availability = Select Yes
    • Type = Select “Ultra Extension”

    Scroll to the Tool Provider Information section at the bottom of the page:

    The Target Link URI and Tool Provider Custom Parameters value will be unique to each institution.

    The Target Link URI field combines your unique Evaluate URL with the additional value: /eval-home/lti/ added to the end of the URL string.

    Use the template below as a reference:

     

     

    *Once complete, the Target Link URI should look similar to the image below:

     

     

    Next, copy and paste the following value into the Tool Provider Custom Parameters field.


    At the end of “realm=”, copy and paste your Target Link URI created in the previous step.

    *Once complete, this field should look similar to the image below:


     

  5. Click “Submitonce complete.

 

Rest API Integration

Return to the “Administrator Panel”, accessible from the upper left-hand corner of your screen. 

Once you have returned to the Administrator Panel page, move on to the next series of steps to set up a Rest API Integration. 

  1. Select “Rest API Integrations” found in the integrations panel.

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  2. Select the “Create Integration” button on the screen.

     

  3. Replicate the information displayed below into the designated fields.

    Application ID = de9b8b7f-60d2-40fa-a5c3-5502af3f8bc0
    Learn User = Select any user in the system. **The user you assign does not need any specific privileges nor will it have any impact to the selected user.
    End User Access = “Yes(no change)
    Authorized To Act As User = Change from “Service Default” to “Yes
  4. Click “Submit”.


Launching the Tool 

By clicking on the "Courses" tab in the menu, students will be presented with a side panel popup showcasing all currently available evaluations. 

*Note: If a student is enrolled in an active administration but the side panel does not appear, please verify that the student's username in Bb Learn matches the Person Identifier in Anthology Evaluate.

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Students can dismiss the notifications at any point; however, it will continue to display each time the student enters their Courses page until all evaluations are completed.

 

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