PLEASE READ FIRST: You will need these steps completed before integrating.

  1. Request a Key and Secret. Please submit a ticket with your Blackboard server's hostname (must be public). We will respond with your key and secret.
  2. Create a new Learn User. The Rest API requires that you assign a Learn user to the Application. This user requires no permission or entitlements. See below "Managing REST Integrations in Learn" for more information.
  3. Click here to download and complete the steps in the Blackboard Learn Admin Integration Guide

A message to Administrators and Security and Permissions using Rest and LTI

Chicago Business Press is using Blackboard Learns newest standards-based integration frameworks – LTI and REST. Chicago Business Press supports Blackboard Rest API integrations for all versions of Blackboard Learn above 3200.7 version. This new approach may not be familiar to Blackboard administrators that are used to the proprietary Building Blocks framework.

Chicago Business Press employs OAuth 2 (Three-Legged). This is the most secure method available in Blackboard Learn. This method prevents broad access to any course on the system and inherently limits access to the end-user's Blackboard Learn account entitlements.

For information about Rest and Three-Legged OAuth:

For more information on how to configure REST API Integrations:

If you require a security review before integrating, please submit a ticket with the information you are requesting.