BlackBoard Learn (9.1 Q4 2017) LTI Integration for Faculty

NOTE: If you have BB Learn version (9.1 Q4 2017) or higher, use this guide. For older versions of BB Learn Click here

Adding LTI assignments

After your LMS administrator sets up the Portfolium LTI application, You will then have access to create new assignments. 

1. Logged in, go to a course.

2. Click on the “Content”  from the left menu.

3. Add a new Assignment by clicking on the “Build Content” menu and click on the Portfolium LTI link.

The “Create Portfolium LTI” form loads, fill out the following required settings

  • Name: Name of assignment. 
  • Description: The instructions the student will follow to complete the assignment. 


  • Points Possible:  numerical value this assignment would be scored against.
  • Visible to Students: [X] Yes
  • Click on the “Submit” button.

Click on the assignment.

Linking the LMS Assignment to EDU Platform

When you click on an LTI assignment in the LMS, the application, auto-logs into the Portfolium  EDU Platform*. *If you are new to the EDU Platform, you will be taken through the onboarding flow to establish your account. After your account is created, you will be taken to the assignment setup page.

Complete the EDU Platform Assignment Details

The EDU Platform requires you  to enter the following fields to create your assignment.

  • Instructions - This will give the student directions for the assignment.
  • Scoring Type - Set the scoring type for this assignment, there are 5 options to chose from:

       -Star Rating
       -Letter Grade
       -Pass / Fail. 

  • Skills/Competencies - add the skills the student will acquire from completion of  the assignment. 
  • Due Date - Set a due date on when the assignment must be completed by.
  • Category - Select the assignment category.
  • Publish Immediately - By default, the publish "ON" button is enabled. You have the option to control the status of the assignment on the Portfolium end. 

Assignment in EDU Platform 

Click on the “Go to Assignment “ button. You will be directed to EDU Platform.

Faculty Grading through the LMS

 In Blackboard, you will access the EDU Platform, by going to the “Course” and “Assignment” you would like to assess. 

After your students submit their assignments, you will receive an email that alerts you that their assignment is ready to be assessed. There is also a notification that is triggered within the EDU Platform.

Grading the Assignment 

You will be sent to the assignment detail page within the EDU Portal. This page, shows the list of students associated with their assignments and the assignment status. Those assignments with a status of “submitted “are ready to be assessed. Click on the “Score” button.

Within the assignment page in the EDU Platform, you can view the submitted assignment in detail and provide feedback. Specifically if a rubric is used, you can assess levels of achievement.  

Viewing the grading outcomes in the LMS

Within the LMS, the feedback and scoring you provided via Portfolium is pulled directly into the gradebook.

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