There are two ways to add LinkedIn Learning content to a course in Blackboard. You can either add a web link or search in the content market.
There are a few differences between these two methods:
- Adding a web link allows you to add Points Possible and a Due Date to the content item. This adds a column to the Grade Center, allowing instructors to track whether students completed the item.
- Searching for courses in the content market is simpler to set up. Adding a web link requires you to construct the SSO URL.
- Searching for courses in the content market automatically populates the content item with the course title and description from LinkedIn Learning.
- Overall, searching the content market is the easier method to use, but it lacks the ability to track scores in the Grade Center.
Adding a Web Link
First, construct the SSO URL. This is done by taking the link to a course, e.g. https://www.linkedin.com/learning/onenote-2016-essential-training, and adding it to the end of https://www.linkedin.com/checkpoint/enterprise/login/2106537?application=learning&redirect=
In this example, the full SSO URL would be https://www.linkedin.com/checkpoint/enterprise/login/2106537?application=learning&redirect=https://www.linkedin.com/learning/onenote-2016-essential-training
Next, add the web link to a course in Blackboard:
- Go to a content area within a course
Build Content > Web Link
Set the URL to the SSO URL that you constructed, and check the Tool Provider checkbox. Optionally, enable evaluation to allow grading.
Searching in the Content Market
In order to search for LinkedIn Learning courses, the content market must first be enabled in the course.
Go to the Course Menu > Customization > Tool Availability
Enable Content Market and Content Market Tools
- Click Submit
To add a link to a LinkedIn Learning course in Blackboard:
Go to a content area within a course, and select Partner Content > Content Market
Click Browse all content providers
Select LinkedIn Learning
Search for a course, select one or more, click Submit