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Video Upload Widget Issues in Blackboard v9.1

Since the upgrade of our instance of Blackboard (to version 9.1) we’re having some issues with the Video Upload widget that until recently was working. The widget consists of just HTML and Javascript and should work in any system, but … Continue reading

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Basic LTI – part II (warning geek code ahead)

I’m trying to setup a Basic LTI (bLTI) tool provider server in java. The reason for this is described in this post. I’ve chosen to use the java-servlet implementation at IMS-DEV. This has proven to be a bit more difficult … Continue reading

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Progress (of a sort) with the e-Portfolio Templates widget

Since my last meeting with Louise, I’ve been working on the e-Portfolio Templates widget, specifically looking at customising it for her Legal Skills module. When the first instance of this is done, we’ll have our first use case scenario to test out. I have, … Continue reading

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B2 and content-handlers remove http-action

I had problems with the remove.jsp that I created for remove within content-handlers, i.e. from bb-manifest.xml: <content-handlers> <content-handler> … <http-actions> <create value=”ch_tagged/create.jsp”/> <modify value=”ch_tagged/modify.jsp”/> <remove value=”ch_tagged/remove.jsp”/> </http-actions> … </content-handler> I could get both create and modify to work quite easily, … Continue reading

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BB Bundles

I’ve seen B2s developed by others using Bundles to hook into standard messages used within BB, thus automatically taking advantage of the multi-lingual support within BB. They’ve done something like this: BbResourceBundle bundle = BundleManagerFactory.getInstance().getBundle(“content”); String stepTitle = bundle.getString(“content.item.information”); You might have noticed … Continue reading

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Course documents and their Ids

When you get a brand new CourseDocument in B2 like this Content courseDoc = new CourseDocument(); there is a problem with the Id when using courseDoc.getId(); The Id you get is *NOT* the final – and therefore – correct Id … Continue reading

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bbNG:textbox is working

Last week I had a big problem getting the bb-tag bbNG:textbox to work. I simply couldn’t extract the request parameter within my servlet that receives the bbNG:form request! There would be nothing in it, even though a similar bbNG:textElement would … Continue reading

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