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Integrate MATLAB Grader with Blackboard

Check for Existing MATLAB Grader Integration

The easiest way to find out if MATLAB® Grader™ has already been integrated with your LMS is to add a MATLAB coding problem to your course. See the next section for instructions.

If you cannot find the MATLAB Grader integration, or it is clear that MATLAB Grader has not been integrated yet, contact one of the resources in Getting Help.

Instructors: Add MATLAB Coding Problem to Course

If an administrator has already performed MATLAB Grader integration with Blackboard®, you can proceed to add MATLAB coding problems to your course.

  1. In Blackboard, find the course that you want to add MATLAB coding problems to.

  2. Within the course, go to Content > Build Content.

  3. Look for "MATLAB Coding Problem" or "MATLAB Grader" in the list of available content types.

    Although we recommend "MATLAB Coding Problem" when integrating MATLAB Grader, the name given to the MATLAB Grader integration is decided by the administrator who did the integration. If you have difficulty finding the MATLAB Grader integration, contact one of the resources in Getting Help.

  4. Select the MATLAB Grader integration.

  5. Where prompted, enter a name for the problem. Enter any other information you want in the appropriate fields.

  6. Click Submit.

  7. Click on the problem title to edit the problem. Blackboard launches the MATLAB Grader interface for copying and creating content.

    You can create a new coding problem or select a problem from your available collections or courses.

For help, contact one of the resources in Getting Help.

Administrators: Add MATLAB Grader to Blackboard LTI Tool Providers

To add "MATLAB Coding Problem" to Blackboard LTI Tool Providers:

  1. Get Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) credentials from MATLAB Grader . These values are required for adding content in Blackboard.

    1. Using the top navigation, go to LMS Integration.

    2. Select Blackboard from the drop-down list.

    3. Generate Key and Secret. Copy these values and the Launch URL.

  2. Follow Blackboard instructions for adding a New LTI Tool Provider.

    1. Follow the instructions under the heading Add a new LTI tool provider.

      • For Provider Domain, enter "".

      • For Default Configuration, select Set Globally.

      • For Tool Provider Key, enter the MATLAB Grader Key that you generated in Step 1.

      • For Tool Provider Secret, enter the MATLAB Grader Secret that you generated in Step 1.

      • For Send User Data, select either Send user data only using SSL or Send user data over any connection.

      • For User Fields to Send, select Role in Course. Do not select Name or Email Address.

    2. Follow the instructions under the heading Manage placements.

      • For Label, we recommend you use "MATLAB Coding Problem" for easier discoverability by instructors at your institution who will be adding MATLAB coding problems to their course in Blackboard.

      • For Type, select Course content tool and Allows grading.

      • For Tool Provider URL, enter the Launch URL obtained in Step 1.

      • Click Submit.

If you need assistance, contact one of the resources in Getting Help.

Getting Help

If at any point in this process you require assistance with adding a MATLAB Grader coding problem to your LMS course or in setting up the initial LMS integration, contact these resources in this order:

  • Primary Contact for MATLAB Grader. You can find this information on the LMS Integration page.

  • Administrator for your institution: Consult the IT department directory at your institution.

  • MathWorks Technical Support

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