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Learning Tools Interoperability 1.3, or LTI Advantage, is the newest standard defined by the IMS Global Learning Consortium for communicating student data between systems. This latest standard creates a consistent, secure, and agile framework that can be used across different LMS tools. Poll Everywhere is encouraging all of our LMS integration users to update to the new LTI Advantage tools before 2021, as they provide the latest practices for protecting student data and personal identifiable information.
In the following sections, you will find the Blackboard Ultra LMS LTI 1.3/LTI Advantage integration guide for Blackboard educators, version 2.0.1.
Step 1: Open your course view in Blackboard Ultra.
Step 2: Under the Details & Actions column click on the Books & Tools link
Step 3: Find the Poll Everywhere tool under the Institution Tool then click the small plus icon at the bottom right of the tool.
Step 4: Now click the Poll Everywhere link that you just created.
Step 5: You will first see a screen to confirm you wish to make the LMS connection. Click though that screen, and you will land on the LMS course connection page.
Step 6: Select Sync roster.
Note: The following screen will inform you that that roster sync is happening in the background. You can click the button to continue to the Participants page.
When this is done, a new Poll Everywhere profile will be created for each student who did not already have one. Students will automatically receive a notification email with a link to change their password. You can edit and manage the imported students at https://www.polleverywhere.com/participants.
You can now remove Poll Everywhere as an External Tool from your Blackboard course, or you can continue to use the Poll Everywhere link in Blackboard to perform LTI actions.
Re-syncing your roster
You may want to re-sync the participant roster for your course after the initial connection. This may be necessary if students dropped or added to your course in the LMS.
Re-syncing will create Poll Everywhere participant profiles for new students and add them to your Poll Everywhere participant group, while removing dropped students from your participants group.You can initiate the resync from two places: either by launching the LTI connection from the module, or from the Poll Everywhere Participants page.
To re-sync your participants from the module, follow the same steps you took in the previous section. The following section will show you how to re-sync the participants from within Poll Everywhere.
Step 1: Navigate to the Participants page and click on the LMS Courses link.
Step 2: From the LMS courses screen you will see all of the courses you have connected with the Poll Everywhere LTI Advantage integration. From here, you can sync your students by clicking the button on the right side of the table.
Exporting a Gradebook report
Once you have collected some activity results from students, you can export those results to Blackboard.
You can initiate this flow from the Blackboard External Tool, from the Poll Everywhere participants page, or from a Poll Everywhere report. Each report you export will create a single grade column in Blackboard, regardless of the number of activities in the report. Poll Everywhere Gradebook reports can either be exported as a graded assessment or for participation.
If you are exporting a report starting from the External Tool within Blackboard, click the link and jump to
If you are starting from a specific Gradebook report in Poll Everywhere, jump to Step 5.
Step 1: Start on the Participants page and select the LMS Course link.
Step 2: On the LMS Courses page, select the course for which you want to create a Gradebook by clicking on the course name link.
Step 3: From this page you can create a new Gradebook report, or choose a Gradebook that you have already created for this LMS course.
Note: You cannot edit the activities within a Gradebook report, but choosing a previously created report will allow you to update and re-export the results.
Step 4: Adding a new Gradebook will put you into the report creation flow. In the side panel, select the Gradebook report and then the activities you wish to include in your report.
Step 5: Review the Gradebook report, and click the Export button at the bottom right when you are ready to export the grades to Blackboard.
Note: The name of your report will be the name assumed by the grade column in Blackboard. You can rename your report by clicking on the ‘Rename’ link next to the title at the top of the report.
Note: When you click the export button, you will see a popup that will either ask you to confirm the LMS course, or select the course to export the report to from a dropdown menu. Additionally, you will have the option to export the report as Grades or Participation. Make your selections, then click Next.
Note: The following pop-up will now filter the report by the participants in your LMS Course and start the export. You should then see a message indicating that the export has completed and is processing in the background.
Step 6: Once the export is complete, head back over to Blackboard and click into your Grade button to verify that the new Gradebook column was created.
Click the graded line to confirm the gradebook report exported successfully. As with roster imports, large gradebooks with lots of data may take a couple of minutes to complete the export and appear in the Blackboard Gradebook.