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In order for students to access the Echo360 content for a course a Content link to the Echo360 external tool must be added to each course. For student participation to be sent to the Results Center the Echo360 tool must be added through the Assessments menu on the Content page. Below you will find instructions for adding the Echo360 tool to courses, connecting Blackboard to Echo360 to get content, and creating a link to Echo360 in the course menu.

Adding the Echo360 Tool to Blackboard Courses
 
In order for students to access the Echo360 content for a course a Content link to the Echo360 external tool must be added to each course. For student participation to be sent to the Results Center the Echo360 tool must be added through the Assessments menu on the Content page.  Below you will find instructions for adding the Echo360 tool to courses, connecting Blackboard to Echo360 to get content, and creating a link to Echo360 in the course menu.
 
To add the Echo360 LTI tool link to courses:

  1. Log into Blackboard.
    Blackboard login
  2. In your course list, click on the Course title in which you want to add Echo360.
    course list
  3. Click the content area in the left menu where you want the link located. In this instance it is “content” but you can put the link in any course content area.  You can even add your own content area and call it Echo360.
    click content
  4. Click the Assessments tab at the top of the screen.
    click assessments
  5. Select Echo360 ALP from the drop down menu.
    click echo 360 alp
  6. In the Create Echo360 ALP page, enterName that makes it clear this is the link for Echo360 class content. This Name will be the text of the link that users will click to access their Echo360 content.
    name the link
  7. Click Submit.
    click submit
  1. The link should now appear (with the given name) in the Content page.

echo360 link appears

 
 
Connecting Blackboard to Echo360
 
Once the Echo360 LTI tool is available to users, instructors can link Blackboard courses to the corresponding sections in Echo360, by following the link.  Note: until the course-section link is established, students will see a message indicating that the section has not yet been activated.
 

1. In the Section drop-down, select the appropriate Echo360 ALP Course Section.

 echo360 course
 
2.  Click the Section Home button.
 
echo360 click section home
 
3.  Click the Link Content button.
echo360 link content
 
 
 
Creating a Link to Echo360 in the Course Menu:
 
  1. Click the Plus sign (+) located above the Course Menu.
    click the plus icon
  2. Select Course Link from the menu.
    click course link
  3. From the Add Course Link dialog box that appears, select Browse next to the Location text box.
    click browse
  4. Select the location.
    find the link
  5. Enter a Name, and click the Available to Users box. Then click submit.
    give it a name, make it available, and click submit
The link you created now appears in the Course Menu.