How does LTI integration work to connect campus-specific content with campus-specific Blackboard instances?
Each campus’s Springshare instance has its own double set of:
There is a set of four for Manual Mode and a slightly different set of four for Automagic Mode. These are listed for LibApps admins at LibApps > Admin > LTI Tool Builder, under the Manual Mode and Automagic Mode tabs.
Note: you can find Springshare documentation on this process by searching lti manual in the "Ask Springshare" site (https://ask.springshare.com/).
Some campuses are considering using the Manual Mode to deliver OER textbook materials to students. Librarians or instructors could manually add a new option to the students' left-hand navigation, name it "Textbook," and embed a LibGuide with the OER materials.
Note: you can find Springshare documentation on this process by searching lti automagic in the "Ask Springshare" site (https://ask.springshare.com/).
Note that metadata can also be added and updated by batch processing. You can find Springshare documentation on this process by searching lti metadata in the "Ask Springshare" site (https://ask.springshare.com/).
List of campuses using templates:
PLEASE NOTE: Once students click on the option in their left-hand navigation, they are shown a "Launch LTI Link" screen, and must click on Launch in order to view the LibGuides content that is Automagically loaded (see below). We have been notified that this is not something that we can change.
At some campuses, they are considering a work-around: instead of programming the page with the Automagic LTI tool, they would manually insert a link to the guide and set it to open in a new window. Thus students would need to click on a link that is labeled for library research help (or some other appropriate name), rather than the generic and perhaps off-putting Launch LTI Link button.
If you want Automagic to display the Library Page instead of one LibGuide on a page, you will need to decide how and under what conditions you want your Library LTI Page to appear.
The Library LTI Page is an automatically-generated page that includes links to designated LibGuides, e-Reserves Courses, Database Lists, and more.
The Library LTI Page is configured primarily via LibApps => Admin => LTI Tool Builder => LTI Automagic => LTI Automagic Setup Options AND Library LTI Page Builder.
By default, the Library LTI Page appears when:
You can also configure Automagic to display the Library LTI page all the time, even when a LibGuide or e-Reserves course is associated with a Blackboard course.
Note: you can find Springshare documentation on customizing the Library Page by searching library lti page in the "Ask Springshare" site (https://ask.springshare.com/).
However, it's helpful to keep some limitations and details in mind. Below is an image of a sample Library LTI Page, with various areas annotated for further explanation.
(Note: The Library Hours are drawn from the LibCal Hours tool, not the Calendars.)
As you can see, some of the features can be edited via LibGuides or LibApps. However, many cannot. Several other limitations exist, of which these are a few:
In order to create the Library LTI Page that appears above, you must:
Below is an image of how the metadata is set up for the example above: