To enable our integration with Blackboard Files the following steps need to be completed in collaboration with a Blackboard administrator at your institution. If you are not an admin please feel free to put us in touch with one by creating a Support ticket here.
Note: This integration requires your school is using Blackboard version 3700.13.0 or newer
Once integration has been enabled, instructors will be able to select PDF documents stored in Blackboard course files for use in Hypothesis reading assignments.
1. Create a Rest API integration in Blackboard
You can find Blackboard’s instructions here. Scroll down the page to get to the section titled “Register a REST Integration in Blackboard Learn”.
The Application ID for Hypothesis you will use is
When prompted to select a Learn User, the user you select should have the Institution Role “Other” and the System Role “None”.
2. Contact Hypothesis to turn on the Blackboard Files feature for your school
When you’re ready to have us turn on Blackboard Files for your school you’ll need to contact the Hypothesis Support team with the following information:
- Your institution name
- The Hypothesis Consumer Key you currently use in your Blackboard instance. You can copy this from the Blackboard Admin Panel under the info window for either Hypothesis LTI Tool Provider or Tool Placement
- Confirmation that you’ve completed the above steps to create a Rest API integration within Blackboard for Hypothesis