The LiveText Blackboard building block has two types of functionality, described below.

The first allows for automatic sign-on to the LiveText system (used by the JSU School of Education) for faculty and students from within Blackboard. LiveText After one-time initial authentication, access to the LiveText dashboard is available with a single click from inside any Blackboard course.

Instructions for Making LiveText Available in Your Course (Faculty):

  • Access Tool Availability from the Customization section of the Control Panel.
  • Select the LiveText Mashup URL Link and LiveText SSO Tool boxes and click Submit.
  • From the Add Menu Item menu at the top of the Course Menu, select Create Tool Link.
  • Browse to select the LiveText SSO Tool, enter a name (suggested: LiveText), select the Available to Users box, and click Submit.

The second type of functionality is the LiveText Mashup URL Link.  Faculty can create Assignments in Blackboard linked to Assignments in LiveText, with a grade exchange feature.  Below are links for both faculty and students to guides related to this aspect of the LiveText tool:

Note: The LiveText SSO link is also available on the Tools page, which can be reached in most courses from the course menu.