Add WebAssign Assignments to Brightspace

To add your WebAssign assignments to Brightspace®, download a package with the assignments for this section and then import it into your Brightspace course.

Important Because of changes in the Brightspace LTI implementation, advanced integration is not recommended.
Important Do not import the same WebAssign assignments more than once to Brightspace. Doing so will cause syncing problems.

If you need to add, remove, or update assignments after importing assignments, see the following topics:

The following instructions and data are valid only for the current WebAssign course section.

  1. Provide details about your WebAssign class section in Brightspace.
    1. In Brightspace, navigate to your course.
    2. Click Course Admin, then External Learning Tools (LTI), and then Manage Tool Providers.
    3. Click New Tool Provider.
    4. Enter the required information.
      Field Value
      Launch Point https://api.webassign.net/lti/ui/v4cgi/student.pl
      Secret Secret for WebAssign-Brightspace integrations at your school
      Tool consumer information Select Use custom tool consumer information instead of default.
      Key Key for WebAssign-Brightspace integrations at your school
      Name The name you want to use for the WebAssign tool, for example, WebAssign - MAT101.
      VisibilitySelect Allow users to use this tool provider.
      Security Settings Select each of the following:
      • Send tool consumer information to tool provider
      • Send context information to tool provider
      • Send course information to tool provider
      • Send user name to tool provider
      • Send user email to tool provider
      • Send system role to tool provider
      • Send link title to tool provider
      • Send link description to tool provider
      Make tool provider available to:Select Current Org Unit.
    5. Click Save and Close.

    The new WebAssign tool is created.

    Important Don't publish the WebAssign tool. Your students must instead click the assignment links to access the corresponding WebAssign assignments.
  2. Download information about your scheduled WebAssign assignments.
    WebAssign assignment data for this section
    not available

    Rename the file if needed.

  3. Import your assignment data to Brightspace.
    1. In Brightspace, navigate to your course.
    2. Click Admin Tools > Import/Export/Copy Components.
    3. Select Import Components and click Start.
    4. Click Upload and select the file with your assignment data.
    5. Click Import All Components.
      Links to your WebAssign assignments are created in Brightspace.
    6. Click View Content to see your assignments.
  4. In Brightspace, navigate to your course.
  5. Click Course Admin, then External Learning Tools (LTI).
  6. To link each assignment to WebAssign, complete the following steps for each assignment.
    1. Open the dropdown menu beside an assignment and select Edit Link.
    2. Enter the required information.
      Field Value
      VisibilitySelect Allow users to view this link.
      Signature Select Sign messages with key/secret with > Link key/secret.
      Key Key for WebAssign-Brightspace integrations at your school
      Secret Secret for WebAssign-Brightspace integrations at your school
      Security Settings Select Use tool provider security settings.
      Make link available to: Select Current Org Unit.
    3. Click Save and Close.
A student using one of the assignment links from Brightspace is signed in to WebAssign and directed to the correct assignment.
Note The student must open each assignment from Brightspace.

As an instructor, when you click one of these links, you are signed in to WebAssign but not directed to the assignment.