Prerequisites:

  • The Labster LTI tool must have been enabled and configured by the Blackboard administrator at your institution according to instructions here
  • You must have either teacher or administrator credentials to be able to edit the course.
  • You must have received a common cartridge .zip file from the Labster customer success team which contains all simulation details as well as a 6-digit license code created specifically for your course

Step by Step Instructions

1) Login to Blackboard as Administrator or Teacher

2a) If you do not have a pre-created course:

  • Select System Admin or Admin
  • Select Courses under Courses section
  • Continue with step 3

Note: This step can only be run by Administrator

2b) If you have a pre-created course or would like to import more simulations into an existing course:

  • Open the course
  • Go to Course Management > Packages and Utilities > Import Package / View Logs
  • Continue with step 3

Note: This step can be run by either Administrator or Teacher

At this stage, if you are a Teacher, the Labster's LTI Tool Provider will not be created since the user is not detected as an Admin. If you are a teacher, you will need to ask for the Administrator's help to add the LTI Tool Provider manually.

3) Select Import Package button

4) On Import Package page:

  • Select Copy Options
  • Destination Course ID : enter the course ID or auto-populated for a pre-created course

> Select a Package

  • Select a Package: select the bundle file from Labster
  • Select Course Materials
  • Select Content Areas checkbox

> Select Submit button

5) Search the course and wait until the process is completed. Check the imported simulations under the Labster Simulations menu

Note: The import is now completed but the imported simulations display a "(Invalid Link)" tag. This is expected behavior and must be addressed by following the next steps of updating the LTI tools provider.

Congrats! Now you have completed the common cartridge import. Please proceed to the next section to complete setting up your course.

Add License Code

This step is not necessary if you have an "all course" license. Otherwise, to connect the course with the correct license you need to launch one of the simulations in the course.

Please note: Only a Teacher role can proceed with this step. If you are logged in as an Admin, please use the 'Quick Enroll' function.

> Under the Teacher role, click one of the simulations and press Launch after you have completed adding the simulation URLs.

> A box will appear prompting you to enter your license code, enter it and press Apply.*

> You will receive a confirmation screen that your course is now fully set up and ready for students.

If required by your institution guidelines, then you can link to Labster's User Terms and Conditions as found here: https://www.labster.com/terms-and-conditions/

Please do not hesitate to reach out to our support team if you have any questions or are in need of assistance.

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