- Accessing My Collections, My Items, and My Groups
- Add an openNCCC LTI Link to Your Blackboard Course
- Search, Browse, Preview, and Select Content to Add to your Course
- Using the Content Toolbar
- Additional Resources
This article explains how to use the openNCCC LTI 1.3 tool to add openNCCC content to Blackboard courses. We will call this the openNCCC LTI tool in this article.
Accessing My Collections, My Items, and My Groups
Here are preview images of the content provided by the openNCCC LTI tool. When an instructor adds a new activity using the openNCCC LTI tool, the instructor will be able to search and browse items in their college’s Collections, their own personal saved Items, and their openNCCC Group folders.
This screen shows what browsing My Collections looks like in the openNCCC LTI tool.
This screen shows what browsing My Items looks like in the openNCCC LTI tool.
This screen shows what browsing My Group folders looks like in the openNCCC LTI tool.
Add an openNCCC LTI Link to Your Blackboard Course
Log in to Blackboard and navigate to your desired course.
Select Content from the menu on the left side of the screen.
If the menu on the left side of the screen is hidden, hover over the blue/green border on the left of the screen to expose the arrow tab. Select the tab to reveal the menu.
Left: The hidden tab that exposes the Content menu. Right: The exposed Content menu.
Select the Build Content tab at the top of the screen.
In the Create section, find and select openNCCC. With this openNCCC LTI tool, you can view the content collections. (Your LMS Administrator may name the tool something other than openNCCC. Watch for communications from the LMS Administrator to confirm the name.) (Note: The list in the Create section is long and not alphabetized. We recommend using the browser search to find openNCCC in the list. Activate the search while you’re in the dropdown list. It’s tricky, but not impossible. Alternatively, you can scroll to find openNCCC.)
If a login screen appears, enter your openNCCC credentials. You only have to link your credentials once to the openNCCC LTI tool.
After you log in, review the openNCCC Collections available for your college. (This sample screen may not reflect your collections.)
Search, Browse, Preview, and Select Content to Add to your Course
After you select your desired course and add the openNCCC LTI tool to view your Collections, the steps below apply to Collections, Items, and Groups. Here we will focus on Collections.
In My Collections, you can:
Select the desired collection and browse or filter results by Course tags aligned to NCCCS standards, Subject, and Material type. Here we will select the Mathematics Assessment Project collection.
Search Resources by keywords. (Note that you must be in the My Items tab or the My Group tab to search for content in My Items or My Groups, respectively.)
Preview the content.
Choose Select to embed the content in your course.
Let’s select the Sidewalk Stones activity for our course.
This screen shows the teacher’s view of the Sidewalk Stones activity embedded in a course.
Using the Content Toolbar
When viewing an embedded item in your course, as in the previous screen, a toolbar appears above the content. On the toolbar, you can:
Rate the content with stars
Select Save on the toolbar to save the content to My Items or My Groups
Report the content
This screen shows the full set of menu items that appear if you expand your browser window.
Refer to these articles on the openNCCC Help Center.