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Blackboard- Qwiklabs integration over LTI

Google Certificate courses can be integrated into Blackboard Learn using LTI 1.3 technology. Once a Google Certificate course(s) is enabled in the Blackboard Learn environment, following the instructions in this article, users will be able to perform Single Sign-On (SSO) to Google Certificate course(s) right from the Blackboard Learn learning management system (LMS) and learning results will be synced from Qwiklabs to Blackboard Learn.

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General Integration Overview Video

LTI Setup Instructions

General Integration Overview Video

You can learn more about the grade sync options in the following article: Grades sync to LMS from Qwiklabs

LTI Setup Instructions

The integration setup steps are the following:

  1. Register application at Blackboard Developer Portal;
  2. Register the new LTI tool in your Blackboard instance;
  3. Publish Google Certificate courses in your LMS;
  4. Access Google Certificate courses from Blackboard learn;
  5. Sync learning results from Qwiklabs to Blackboard.

The detailed instructions are given below.

Configuring Google Certificate Course as an LTI tool

Registering application at Blackboard Developer Portal

  1. At https://developer.blackboard.com/ register a new application by entering the following parameters:
    Application Name & Description: whatever you prefer

    Domains: qwiklabs.gg4l.com, api.gg4l.com

  2. Mark "My integration support LTI 1.3";

    Click on the free space of the cross to enable the switch for LTI 1.3 support activation.
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  3. Login Initiation Urlhttps://qwiklabs.gg4l.com/lti/tools/login_initiations        
    Tool Redirect: https://qwiklabs.gg4l.com/auth/lti13/SSOhttps://api.gg4l.com/datahub/services/ims/lti/v1p3/deep_link

    Note: use comma to separate links, no space is needed

    Tool JWKS URL: https://qwiklabs.gg4l.com/ims/lti/.well-known/jwks.json

  4. Once the application is configured from your LMS, please save the following parameters and share them with the GG4L Customer Support:

    Authentication request URL (OIDC auth request endpoint)

    Public keyset URL

    Access token URL (Auth token endpoint);

    Client ID (Application ID)


    Deployment ID (Application key)

  5. After creation, click EDIT for Application, add param ‘client_id’ to ‘Login Initiation URL’ https://qwiklabs.gg4l.com/lti/tools/login_initiations?client_id={application_id, and click UPDATE APPLICATION.

Registering the new LTI tool in your Blackboard instance

  1. Log in to Blackboard Learn as an Administrator.
  2. Navigate to the Administrator Panel, by selecting the System Admin menu in the top navigation panel.
  3. Click on TOOLS in the Tools and Utilities section.

  4. Navigate to LTI Section and activate the Tool Types.

  5. Navigate to the Administrator Panel, by selecting the System Admin menu in the top navigation panel.
  6. Click on the LTI Tool Providers.

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  7. Click on the REGISTER LTI 1.3 TOOL button.

  8. Use the Application id for the application registered at Blackboard Developer Portal and click SUBMIT.image15
  9. The Qwiklabs LTI tool record will be created and will be displayed under LTI Tool Providers.image21
  10. Click on  icon near the created LTI tool and select “Manage Placements”.image6
  11. Click on CREATE PLACEMENT  image24
  12. Enter the following details and click SUBMIT:
    Label: Qwiklabs
    Description (optional): Qwiklabs
    Handle: Should be unique
    Availability: Yes
    Type: Course content tool -> Supports deep linkingScreenshot 2022-04-17 at 12.01 1
    Launch in New WindowYes
    Icon: (Not required)
    Target Link URL:
  13. New Placement should appear.image12

Publishing Google Certificate courses in your LMS

This section describes publishing Google Certificate Course(s) into Blackboard course(s).

  1. Open a course.
  2. Click on the “Content” menu.
  3. Click on BUILD CONTENT and select the Placement that was created in the “Registering the new LTI tool in your Blackboard instance” section.image1
  4. Choose the course and hit SUBMIT.image4
  5. The course gets added to the Content of the course.image13
  6. Click on the arrow sign next to the name of your published link to the Google Certificate course:image20
  7. Click EDIT:
  8. Scroll down to find the option "WEB LINK OPTIONS" and see if the Open in New Window radio button is checked on the option "yes":image18
  9. Repeat the steps to add the rest of the needed Google Certificate courses.

Accessing Google Certificate Course from Blackboard Learn

To access the Google Certificate course an LMS learner would navigate to a “Content" section of the LMS course and click on the hyperlink that is associated with the corresponding Google Certificate course.


Syncing learning results from Qwiklabs to Blackboard

To examine the learning results from Qwiklabs for learners, who are enrolled in the course, LMS Instructor navigates to Course→Course Management→Grade Center→Full Grade Center
Grades are transformed from the scale of 0...1 in Qwiklabs to 0...100 in Blackboard.
Grades are shown in Blackboard when a learner completes the respective course in Qwiklabs.