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What does connecting Riipen & Blackboard do?

Access Riipen In Blackboard

Connecting Riipen & Blackboard enables students to use the full Riipen platform directly through a Blackboard assignment.

No student sign-up required (SSO)

Student accounts are automatically created when students view Riipen in Blackboard for the first time. No sign-up required!

How to Connect Riipen & Blackboard

Step 1 - Administrator Setup

Add Riipen as an LTI tool provider in Blackboard

  1. Sign into Blackboard as an administrator

  2. Click on the System Admin tab

  3. Click on LTI Tool Providers

  4. To begin adding Riipen, click the Register LTI 1.1 Provider tab

  5. Fill out the following fields:

Provider Domain


Send user data

Send user data only over SSL

User Fields to Send

Email Address

Public Key

Find your "public key" in the settings tab of your school dashboard in Riipen

Secret Key

Find your "secret key" in the settings tab of your school dashboard in Riipen

The new Riipen app will now appear in the LTI providers screen.

Step 2 - Create a Placement

Creating a placement allows educators to easily find and add their Riipen course to their course content page.

  1. Click on the System Admin tab

  2. Click on LTI Tool Providers

  3. In the placements column next to Riipen's tool, click the number (if no placements have been created in the past, this number will be 0).

  4. Click Create Placement, then fill the following fields:


The name of the course being added, e.g. Riipen Marketing Course

Tool Provider URL

https://lti.riipen.com/courses/[course id]

See note below on where to find the course ID


Select Course Tool, then check Allow Student Access

Step 3 - Educator Setup

  1. Go to your Course in Blackboard

  2. Click on the Content link

  3. Click Tools in the menu, then click More Tools

  4. Select your Riipen course from the menu

  5. Fill out any remaining as necessary, then click Submit


Launch Errors / Tool Provider Disabled

If you're receiving a launch error:

  1. Click System Admin

  2. Under the Tools & Utilities section, click Tools

  3. Find the LTI section, and ensure LTI Course Tools/links are set to ON in in the availability column.

Enable LTI in the Tools screen

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