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MimioConnect partners with EdLink to provide SSO Integration.

Completing the Blackboard integration process requires a Blackboard Administrator. If you do not have access to the System Admin area then you will not be able to complete this process. Please reach out to the appropriate system admin at your institution and ask them to complete these steps.


Add Edlink as a REST API Connection

Edlink connects through the Blackboard API to provide seamless experiences for teacher and students. In order to do so, you need to add Edlink as a REST API connection (even when you wish to leverage Edlink’s LTI capabilities). Here are the steps required to do so:

    1. Log into your school or university Blackboard account.
    2. Navigate to your System Admin tab by clicking System Admin in the top-right banner.
    3. Under the Integrations block, click on REST API Integrations.
    4. Click Create Integration in the top-left. The button may be slightly difficult to see depending on your organization’s custom styles.
    5. Fill out the form with the following details:
      • Application ID: Paste in this application ID: db1de065-8d3a-4641-9b2b-e3d8b5fbd92a
      • Learn User: Use your own account or create a new one. This field is irrelevant when End User Access is selected.
      • End User Access: Set to “Yes”. This field is important and allows your teachers and students to make use of this integration.
      • Authorized To Act As User: Set to “Yes”. This allows Edlink to make requests on the user’s behalf where applicable (e.g. submitting an assignment).
    6. Click the Submit button in the bottom-right to proceed.

You’re all done and ready to move on to the next step.

Complete the Integration

Contact us for the URL you require to register for an Edlink account, or sign in if you already have an Edlink account.

You will see the following screen.

When you get to the Sources page, select “Blackboard” from the dropdown. You will see the following form:

Source Nickname – Create a nickname that your students and teachers will recognize. This name can be something like “Blackboard” or “My School’s Blackboard”. It does not have to be anything in particular, but it should be familiar to your users.

Canvas Domain – The domain that you visit when you want to access Blackboard. Typically, this will be something like or

Administrator Account – This is the final step and ensures that you have completed everything else successfully.

  1. Click the “Connect” button on the right hand side of the box.
  2. Log into your Blackboard account. You may already be logged in, in which case, skip to the next step.
  3. Blackboard will prompt you to authorize Edlink. Click the authorize button if you are prompted.
  4. Upon authorization, Blackboard will send you back to Edlink and the box will change to say “Account Connected”.

If you are having trouble connecting, there is probably an error with your Blackboard configuration. Most likely, you either incorrectly entered your school’s Blackboard domain, or improperly added Edlink as a REST API provider in Blackboard. If you are still having trouble, don’t hesitate to contact us for more assistance.

You are now finished and can click the black “Connect Source” button at the bottom of the screen.


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