Blackboard: Obtain the Instance URL

If your Blackboard instance isn’t self-hosted, you'll need to enter the Blackboard Instance URL when setting up your Blackboard integration in ExamSoft. This article explains how to find the instance URL.

 

Procedures

Select the procedure for your version of Blackboard.

 

Blackboard SaaS

  1. Log in to Blackboard as an administrator.
  2. Navigate to System Admin>Building Blocks>Installed Tools.
  3. Select the dropdown next to the ExamSoft building block, and select Settings.
  4. Copy the first portion of the URL, beginning with https:// and ending with es-examsoft- and an alpha-numeric ID, such as https://partner-smoke-test-a.blackboard.com/webapps/es-examsoft-BB56d7008520956.

    Do not include the characters after the alpha-numeric ID, such as /admin/Config.jsp

    Note: In the SaaS version, the URL will always have this large combination of characters that is unique to each institution.

    Example

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BlackboardUltra

  1. Log in to Blackboard as an administrator.
  2. Navigate to System Admin>Building Blocks>Installed Tools.
  3. Select the dropdown next to the ExamSoft building block, and select Settings.
  4. Right-click a blank spot on the screen, and select View Frame Source.

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  5. Copy the portion of the URL that begins with partner- and ends with es-examsoft- and an alpha-numeric ID, such as partner-smoke-test-b.blackboard.com/webapps/es-examsoft-BB56d700e09f00d/.

    Do not include the characters after the alpha-numeric ID, such as /admin/Config.jsp

    Note: In the Ultra version, the URL will always have this large combination of characters that is unique to each institution.

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  6. Add https:// to the beginning of the URL for it to work properly.

 

Blackboard Self-Hosted

  1. Locate the Building Block with the name ExamSoft v2.
  2. Open its drop-down menu, and then select Settings.
  3. Copy and save this page's URL up to the part shown in the screenshot below (from https://throughwebapps/es-examsoftv2-BBLEARN/)

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Next Steps

Follow these procedures: Enterprise Portal: Set Up Your Blackboard Integration

 

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