Mediasite is a complete rich media webcasting and publishing system that automates the capture, management, and delivery of interactive multimedia presentations. With Mediasite instructors, staff and authorized students can easily record, upload, share and watch video in any Blackboard course. The combined power of Blackboard with Mediasite means all your videos have a central secure home benefiting from Mediasite’s in-video search, engagement tools and viewership statistics.

The Mediasite integration is powered by Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI).

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Install and configure Mediasite

When you integrate Mediasite with Blackboard, you must do these things:

  • Configure Mediasite to communicate with Blackboard using Basic LTI
  • Optionally enable module, collection, and user profile provisioning
  • Assign permissions to ensure users are able to access resources on Mediasite

If some or all of your courses use the Original Course View, you must also install Mediasite’s VTBE plug-in. Sign into sonicfoundry's support site and download the plug-in.

If you have an existing integration with the Mediasite Building Block, keep the Building Block installed but set it to Unavailable. This will allow users to playback existing content but hide its course tools so it can't be used to add content.

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<h2>Set up Mediasite for use with Blackboard Learn</h2>

<p>Follow the detailed steps in the PDF to set up Mediasite for use with Blackboard Learn.</p>

<p class="LearnMore"><a href="/media/37621/download">Download Integrating Mediasite with Blackboard Learn PDF</a> (available in English only)</p>


Register Mediasite as a Provider Domain

Before you can use Blackboard Learn with Mediasite, you must register Mediasite as a Provider Domain.

Fill in the fields with this information:

  • Provider Domain: Use the Mediasite’s fully-qualified domain name (FQDN)
  • Provider Domain Status: Approved
  • Default Configuration: Set globally
  • Tool Provider Key/Tool Provider Secret: Use the same key and secret you specified when adding Blackboard as a Basic LTI Consumer
  • Tool Provider Custom Parameters: Include any custom role attributes you want to send to Mediasite. You must add custom parameters as key-value pairs.
  • Send User Data: Send user data over any connection
  • User Fields to Send: All check boxes are selected by default. Mediasite extracts this information when communicating with Blackboard to determine what features and content users can access.
  • Allow Membership service Access: Yes

Create Mediasite placements

Create placements for Mediasite Collection, My Mediasite, and Content Selection under the provider domain you created for Mediasite.

Mediasite Collection

  • Label: Mediasite Collection
  • Description: Optionally, add a description that allows users to identify the purpose of this menu item
  • Handle: Add a unique identifier for the collection
  • Availability: Yes
  • Type: Select Course tool and Student
  • Icon: Optionally, use an image to represent the placement
  • Tool Provider URL: Specify the collection URL. For example, https://myserver.mynetwork.net/mediasite/lti/catalog

My Mediasite

  • Label: My Mediasite
  • Description: Optionally, add a description that allows users to identify the purpose of this menu item
  • Handle: Add a unique identifier for the application
  • Availability: Yes
  • Type: Select Course tool and Student
  • Icon: Optionally, use an image to represent the placement
  • Tool Provider URL: Specify the application’s URL. For example, https://myserver.mynetwork.net/mediasite/lti/mymediasite

Mediasite Content

  • Label: Mediasite Content
  • Description: Optionally, add a description that allows users to identify the purpose of this menu item
  • Handle: Add a unique identifier for the menu item
  • Type: Select Course content tool and Supports deep linking
  • Tool Provider URL: Specify the application’s URL. For example, https://myserver.mynetwork.net/mediasite/lti