Ever since the December 2020 update to the LTI Pro app which made changes to the alternative hosts process, it seems that alternative hosts are not being automatically added to meetings in the LTI Pro Blackboard tool.
A user with the Blackboard role of Teaching Assistant is not automatically added as an Alternative Host in the course’s LTI Pro meetings.
How To Reproduce (If applicable)
Steps to reproduce the behavior:
- Schedule a meeting using the API.
- Import that meeting ID into the LTI Pro tool in a Blackboard course.
- From the LTI Pro -> Manage -> Configure section, ensure that the proper Blackboard course roles appear in the “Roles for Alternative Hosts” section.
- Users with those roles are not automatically added as alternative hosts to the imported meetings.
From the LTI Pro -> Manage -> Configure section, the similar field “Identify LTI User as an instructor” (which used to be used to identify alternative hosts prior to the December 2020 LTI Pro update) still functions to allow users with roles defined there to import meeting IDs where other roles cannot.
However, the new section “Roles for Alternative Hosts” does not appear to work in our Blackboard courses to automatically add alternative hosts.