building block template with maven

Fri, May 16, 2008

Following on from the initial install of my development Blackboard, I used the templates in the building block SDK to pull together a skeleton project using Maven.

You can get from our svn:

svn co https://source.uhi.ac.uk/svn/bb-bld-blk-template/trunk bb-bld-blk-template

Once you’ve downloaded the project, just go into the directory and do:

mvn clean install

then go to Blackboard -> System Admin -> Building Blocks and upload the war file from the project’s target directory. Then make the new building block available to courses and the system.

Then create a new course using the course wizard and when that’s done, navigate to the new course and on the left side of the page, click on Control Panel and you will see the Hello World link in the Course Tools section.

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