Managing New Digication Templates with an LMS Integration

New Digication Templates are now available for all LMS LTI connections including Blackboard, Canvas, Desire2Learn, Moodle, and Sakai, but Blackboard was used in some images for the purpose of this guide.

If you would like information on adding Assignments and accessing the Gradebook, you can click here to review our Faculty guide for Digication within Blackboard. 

Preparing Your Course
Accessing Digication for the First Time
Configuring Your Course for New Digication ePortfolios
Selecting a New Course Template
Managing Your Templates
Digication Template Notifications

Preparing Your Course
Accessing Digication for The First Time
When you access Digication in Blackboard for the first time, you will be greeted and see a prompt confirming that you would like to create a brand new Digication account account that links to your Blackboard account. Click the Confirm button (1) to create your new linked account and access Digication.
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Be Aware: If this is NOT your first time accessing Digication with this Blackboard account, please navigate to your course home page and contact Digication Support at support@digication.com for further assistance to prevent any potential data loss.

Configuring Your Course for New Digication ePortfolios
When you first access your course, you will need to choose the type of ePortfolio that will be used by your students and set any course Templates. Near the top of the Digication tool is a slider that will allow you to choose between Classic Digication or New Digication ePortfolios for your course. Toggle the slider to the right (2) to select New Digication ePortfolios. Next, click "Define Templates For Students"(3) to access the Library and select ePortfolio Templates available for your course.
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Selecting a New Course Template
If a Template has not yet been shared with your course, you will be prompted to create a new Template based on an existing Template or ePortfolio you have access to. Select any of your Templates and click "Use This Template" (4) or select an ePortfolio and click "Save As Template" to review the Template or ePortfolio content before applying settings.
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After you have reviewed the Template, you can select this Template for your course and advance to configuring settings by clicking Save & Share Template (5).
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The next screen allows you to set your Template Settings and customize your Template Info such as the title, URL, description, and the content license. If you are unsure which content license applies to your template, keep the option as "Not specified". When you are finished setting your Template info, click Continue (6) to advance to the next step.
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Similar to ePortfolios, you can manage visibility of your Template by setting permissions under Who Can See The Template. Permissions set on this screen will only affect who can see this Template in the Library once it has been created. The permission settings for ePortfolios created from this Template can be set during the next step. If you would like to know more about how permissions work, you can click here to read our article about ePortfolio Settings! When you are finished setting your Template permissions, click the Continue button(7) to advance to the next step.
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The Template Default Settings are a collection of settings that can be applied to any ePortfolios created from this Template. Toggle the slider next to "Require this template's settings on adopted ePortfolios"(8) to reveal and customize the list of settings that can be applied to ePortfolios created from this Template. When you are finished with the settings under Template Info, Who Can See the Template, and the Template Default Settings, click the Save Settings button(9) to finalize your template settings and save it to the Library.
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Managing Your Templates
After a Template has been shared with the course, you will be brought to the Template Management screen.

If you would like to add additional Templates to your course, you can click Add A Template (1) to select and add more Templates.

You can also review the content of Templates currently shared with your course by selecting the Template and clicking Preview (2).
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You will also be able to manage Templates you created and shared with other courses under Draft Templates. When you select a Draft Template, click Edit (3) to view the Template and then if you decide, you can click "Save & Share Template" to share it with your current course. 

When you are done managing your Templates, click "Save & Continue" (4) to navigate back to your Digication dashboard.
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Digication Template Notifications
An email notification will be sent to you at your registered email address anytime a Template is shared with you, or shared with any of the courses and groups you belong to. Click the View Template button (1) in the email to access the newly shared template.
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