Steps to setup LTI 1.3 in Blackboard (using Content Controller)


Blackboard steps to setup LTI 1.3


The first step to getting an LTI connection set up with Blackboard is to navigate to  to register a new application.  If you do not have an account, you will have to set one up.  


Once logged in, you are challenged to start the registration process.  Click Register a REST or LTI application to begin.


You’ll need to Include your application name, description, and domain (your Content Controller url)...don’t forget to check off “My Integration Supports LTI 1.3”.


Once you check that you have an LTI 1.3 application, it opens up the rest of the page so that you can include the information from the LTI setup page in Content Controller.  


Screen_Shot_2022-09-28_at_10.16.37_AM.png the Blackboard application.


In Blackboard

In Content Controller

Login Initiation URL

OIDC Login Initiation Endpoint URL

Tool Redirect

Redirect URI


JSON Web Key Set URL

You’ll leave Signing Algorithm as RS256 and will have no Custom Parameters.  Click Register Application.


Once you have registered, you will be given a bunch of information to enter into Content Controller. 



In Blackboard

In Content Controller

Application ID

Client ID


Issuer Identifier

Public Keyset URL

JSON Web Key Set URL

Auth Token Endpoint

Access Token Endpoint URL

OIDC Auth Request Endpoint

OIDC Authorization Endpoint URL


*Note: The deployment Id will come later


Next up, you need to navigate back to your Blackboard application and Click on System AdminLTI Tool ProvidersRegister LTI 1.3 Tool


Enter your Client ID (which is the Application ID from the Blackboard Developer Application) then Click Submit.


Get the Deployment ID from the following screen and enter it into the Content Controller LTI 1.3 Tool info section to complete that set of data.



Change the Tool Status from Excluded to Approved.


Click Submit.


Click the Dropdown Arrow next to the newly added LTI Provider and then click Manage Placements.


Click Create Placement.


Enter the Label and Handle as desired then set Availability to Yes.

Type should be set to Course Content Tool.

The Target Link URI is the launch link from a piece of content in Content Controller.


Click Submit.


From there, go to Course > Content.  The LTI Link should appear in the Build Content drop down.

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