Skip to main content
pdf?stylesheet=default
Blackboard Help

Install the Blackboard Plugin for BIRT

Blackboard created an Eclipse plugin that works with the BIRT report designer. It packages a raw report definition created using BIRT into a format that can be imported into Blackboard Learn.

Report designers and developers can use BIRT to generate a report using a Blackboard-provided Eclipse plugin. The plugin is used to create a report definition package that is compliant with Blackboard Learn. This package can then be imported using the existing Report import feature. Report packages are generated by the plugin, but that package cannot be imported directly from Eclipse. The import step remains a manual operation.


Install the BIRT designer plugin for Eclipse 3.4

  1. While in Eclipse, select Help > Software Updates to open the Software Updates and Add-ons page.
  2. Select the Available Software tab.
  3. Select Add Site.
  4. To download the BIRT plugin, type the URL http://fibbba.blackboard.com/birt.
  5. Select OK.
  6. Select the plugin, and select Install.
  7. Read and accept the license agreement, and then install the plugin into Eclipse.
  8. Restart Eclipse.

Install the BIRT designer plugin for Eclipse 3.3

  1. While in Eclipse, select Help > Software Updates > Find and Install to open the Feature Updates page.
  2. Select Search for new features to Install and select Next.
  3. Select New Remote Site.
  4. To download the BIRT plugin, type the URL http://fibbba.blackboard.com/birt and the preferred site name.
  5. Select OK.
  6. Select the Blackboard site you added, and select Finish.
  7. Select the plugin, and select Next.
  8. Accept the terms in the license agreement, and select Next.
  9. Select Finish and then Install All.
  10. Restart Eclipse.